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June 13, 2010 8:41:13 AM

Right now i'm using a C2 stepping AMD Phenom II X2 550, its at 3.72. Now tomorrow if not this week, i'm planning on getting a 955 because i video edit/encode now. If its a c3 stepping (most likely) what kind of overclocking difference would it make. I heard they go to 4.0 easily. But i'd like to get some info.

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June 13, 2010 8:57:30 AM

Phenom II X4 965 C3 editions have a relatively high chance of hitting 4.0 GHz on air, although you need a decent air cooler. So does the Phenom II X4 955 C3, although slightly less of a chance, probably 3.8 or 3.9, but I don't think you'd see too much of a difference between 3.9 and 4.0.
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June 13, 2010 8:21:54 PM

So, currently i have a V8 cpu cooler, Do you think thats enough to cool a 955 at 3.9 or 4.0?
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June 13, 2010 10:47:36 PM

You should have a good chance but I would have thought you could get the 550 past 4GHz
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June 14, 2010 1:13:42 AM

sell me 550 ^.^
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June 14, 2010 4:01:07 AM

The V8 isn't a bad cooler, although I personally think it might be a bit too small to handle the heat.
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June 14, 2010 3:42:09 PM

Best answer selected by aznshinobi.
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June 14, 2010 3:46:34 PM

Can I, well i wasn't some of those overclockers who succeeded in that XD

XD the 550 is going into a different rig.

Oh ok thank you Lmeow.
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