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AMD 64X2- help desperetly needed!!

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November 16, 2006 2:04:47 PM

Looking at AMD's homepage and the products there's 4 difrent AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core cpu's.. looking at the specs the ADO5000IAA5CU is identical with ADO5000IAA5CS, except for the product code. Same is true for ADA5000IAA5CS and the ADA5000IAA5CU.. I don't get it whats the difrence. 2 of them clearly have a lower voltage consumption then the other two but two and two they look exactly the same....

overlook of the 4 different cpu's can be found here:
http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/Default.aspx

Comparison of the 4 here:
http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/SideBySide.aspx?opn=ADO5000IAA5CU&opn=ADA5000IAA5CS&opn=ADA5000IAA5CU&opn=ADO5000IAA5CS

Please help..
November 16, 2006 2:50:05 PM

The difference is that one consumes less wattage than the other. Different dies/ manufacturing processes.

In fact they have different markings. They only look the same superficially.
November 16, 2006 2:55:05 PM

Already said that myself, but thx anyway 8)

2 of them apear the same on voltage but have difrent product codes.. In other words what I'm asking is:

What is the diference between the two low voltage CPU's?
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November 16, 2006 3:06:19 PM

Hi JakobBloch,
There is a misprint on AMD (the second link you provided) with the Ordering P/N (PIB).
Look only at the Ordering P/N (Tray) above it, in green.
The ADA CPUs are the 'regular' ones with 89W TDP; the ADO CPUs are low-TDP rated 65W.
They are both available either OEM or in a BoxSet (including cooler) so it appears there are 4 models - but really only 2.
Hey they want another $50 bucks for the low-TDP 65W CPU at my distributor. The 'regular' x2 5000+ is $400 and the 65W model is $450 (Canadian Retail) for boxset w/ cooler.
That's nuts - I can get an E6600 for $365 bucks!
But the x2 5000+ is not yet in stock and pricing should improve somewhat when it actually becomes available...
Regards
November 16, 2006 3:23:55 PM

Okey thx alot for your speedy reply, help was great apriciated 8)

You have earned yourself a hero point '8P
November 16, 2006 3:54:59 PM

Just curious is to how to identify if the CPU is the lower wattage one or not, because I have an X2 3800+ @ 2.40ghz w/ 1.25v and I have ran 3Dmark06, PCmark05, a few game benchmarks, and have been running prime95 for around 12 hours so far and it hasnt shown any errors at all. Not sure if newegg maybe sent me the wrong one by accident because it doesnt seem likely that i could under volt that much and OC 400mhz on a dual core proc.

Any ideas? oh and yes I lowered the voltage myself in the BIOS.

Best,

3Ball
November 16, 2006 8:48:44 PM

Hi 3Ball,
I think there are actually 3 models of x2 3800+.
The 35W one is kind of rare (and pricey) but I believe it runs ~1V.
The middle one, rated at 65W, is more common and you could have one of those - I'm pretty sure the regular one runs higher voltage than yours.
I guess all you can do is get the exact number off the CPU itself, heheh...
Or see how much info CPU-Z etc. can give you,
L8R
!