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965 over 955 .. Is there any real OC advantage ?

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April 12, 2010 12:41:29 PM


I have had about 100 techs tell me there is no appreciable advantage to getting a 965 over a 955 for max OC potential ...

... I have had 2 techs tell me that a 965 has more and better potential, at acheiving top clocks.

... wassup ?!

965 over 955 .. Is there any real OC advantage ?


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= Alvin =

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April 12, 2010 2:11:00 PM

Phenom II X4 965 C3 revisions are binned higher than Phenom II X4 955s, thus the 965s should have slightly better overclockability.
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April 12, 2010 3:13:16 PM

People are having more success hitting/breaking the 4ghz barrier with the 965 BE C3 stepping, compared to the 955 BE.
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April 12, 2010 5:53:57 PM

Which is the 125Watt rev ...

... any 125watt 965s that are NOT C3 ?

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April 12, 2010 10:13:52 PM

Alvin Smith said:
Which is the 125Watt rev ...

... any 125watt 965s that are NOT C3 ?

= Al =

Nope. The C3 revision brought down the TDP to 125w from 140w. Any 965 with 140w tdp is c2.
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April 12, 2010 10:26:42 PM


What about this whole "unlocked multiplier" thing ?

Does both 955 and 965 have ? Whassup with the unlocked multiplier?

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April 12, 2010 11:06:20 PM

The 955 and 965 Black Edition both have unlocked multipliers, which make overclocking a lot easier.
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April 12, 2010 11:14:47 PM

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