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Are Phenom I 9550 any good to overclock

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March 15, 2013 6:16:45 PM

hi i have a phenom I 9550 how hi do you think i could overclock it with a stock cooler. also how high could i get it with a coolermaster or thermaltake unit
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a b K Overclocking
March 15, 2013 6:50:39 PM

PhII 9550? I don't know of that chip. There is the PhI 9550 which overclocks like crap. Then there is the PhII 955 which is a good/great OCer. Stock cooler won't get you far. Grab a 212evo if you don't want to spend a lot if you have the PhII 955.
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March 15, 2013 6:55:30 PM

its a phenom I how high though 2.4 2.5
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a b K Overclocking
March 15, 2013 6:59:31 PM

The PhI 9550 runs at 2.2GHz stock. The PhII runs at 3.2GHz. The 9550 usually tops out around 2.6GHz. The PhII can hit 4GHz with a good cooler.
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March 15, 2013 7:09:49 PM

i have to get an older one price wise but thanks for the feedback. im not looking to play crisis 3 just maybe bf3 at low settings with my 470
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a b K Overclocking
March 15, 2013 7:24:15 PM

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i have to get an older one price wise


So you don't have either CPU yet? A good motherboard and CPU shouldn't be that much, more so if you hit up the used market places. For example I'm going to be selling my i5 750 and Gigabyte P55 board soon, and I hope to get $150 for it. I'll probably have to settle for more like $125. If you are still buying parts just wait and keep your eyes open.

The 470 is a pretty good card, but you'll want to avoid the 9550. The 955 is a good chip however.
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March 15, 2013 7:36:18 PM

4745454b said:
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i have to get an older one price wise


So you don't have either CPU yet? A good motherboard and CPU shouldn't be that much, more so if you hit up the used market places. For example I'm going to be selling my i5 750 and Gigabyte P55 board soon, and I hope to get $150 for it. I'll probably have to settle for more like $125. If you are still buying parts just wait and keep your eyes open.

The 470 is a pretty good card, but you'll want to avoid the 9550. The 955 is a good chip however.


i have all parts exept cpu i can get th 9550 for 40 dollars
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a b K Overclocking
March 15, 2013 8:20:26 PM

If its the best you can get then do so. Just realize you'll need a CPU upgrade when you get more $$$.
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March 16, 2013 6:25:42 AM

4745454b said:
If its the best you can get then do so. Just realize you'll need a CPU upgrade when you get more $$$.


Would an athlon 2 x4 635 be a better long term choice
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a b K Overclocking
March 16, 2013 1:23:19 PM

Yes. It's similar to the PhII but doesn't have the L3 cache. Like the PhII it will OC much higher then the 9550. L3 won't make much difference for most tasks. And it's still a quad core.
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