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Giving away a Phenom x4 9500 *CONTEST OVER*

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November 6, 2009 12:09:56 AM

Inspired by: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/273362-33-giving-8800...

I have a few rules for this:

1. You have to have an old CPU you're upgrading from, obviously.
2. Your motherboard has to support it.
3. If you do a bios update and it F***S up your computer, don't blame me lol.
4. Must be willing to pay postage fees - I live in Canada so it might be around $15 or so to US (I'll get an exact quote for the winner).
5. Post here with your computer specs (including motherboard make and model), and why you want the processor.

Please be honest with your computer specs, and I will choose the winner based on who I think needs it most. If there is more than one person who needs it the most, then I'll do a random drawing from a hat.

Also, I lost the box for the processor a long time ago and along with it I lost the HSF. However I recently upgraded to a PII x3 710, and I have the box and HSF that came with that, so I'll be shipping it in that box with the x3's unused HSF.

Edit: I suppose I should put an ending date too lol... I'll give it a week for entries, so wednesday november 11, 2009 at midnight is the deadline.

More about : giving phenom 9500 contest

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November 6, 2009 12:12:02 AM

Woah, nice dude! =p
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November 6, 2009 12:15:11 AM

Athlon 64 3500+ orleans with Ga-ma790x-ds4 oc to 2.60ghz (240 base) with every thing else stock except cool &quiet. PSU antec neopower 550w. 3gb ddr2 667. x1900xt some times will swap out for a 8800gtx if needed depending on the app.
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November 6, 2009 12:32:33 AM

Nice, first annisman gives a gpu away, now you're giving a quad away. This community rocks haha.

Anyways, how old is old for the cpu?

My specs are as follows

Athlon X2 4200+
ASRock A780GXE Motherboard
4GB DDR2 Patriot RAM
Nvidia 7600GS
Rosewill 630w PSU.

I would love to have it because this was my first build, started in January. Building my own computer has always been one of my greatest desires. Unfortunately, I've never been able to swap out my parts for better things due to lack of funds. I'm still a jobless high school student, can't find any work. So my build had to be left right at that, which is essentially where I started. With college not too far off at this point, it doesnt look like I'll ever get a chance to finish this. I would be extremely grateful for just being able to enter the contest.
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November 6, 2009 12:39:49 AM

Anything that performs worse than the 9500 will be considered, but the person needing it the most is going to get it.

I can imagine a situation where if a person had a low end dual core but a midrange GPU, they might benefit greatly from the upgrade, as opposed to someone with a high end dual core and a low end GPU. See where I'm goin?

So yeah, you're definitely being considered xelios.
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November 6, 2009 12:56:32 AM

Yeah, I understand what you mean. But thanks for doing this though.
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November 6, 2009 10:57:37 AM

I forgot to say that it takes me up to more than an hour to encode a 4gb fraps file with windows media encoder.
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November 6, 2009 1:06:01 PM

Athlon 3400+ 2.0 ghz (OC causes random restarts), Radeon x700, 1GB DDR466 RAM.

My dad'd be willing to buy another motherboard. His main concern right now is keeping any upgrades I ask for under $80, and at that rate I can only get a Sempron processor.
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November 6, 2009 1:28:36 PM

shadow187 said:
Athlon 3400+ 2.0 ghz (OC causes random restarts), Radeon x700, 1GB DDR466 RAM.

My dad'd be willing to buy another motherboard. His main concern right now is keeping any upgrades I ask for under $80, and at that rate I can only get a Sempron processor.


You deserve it more than I do since I have my 3500+ at 2.6ghz how ever I already have the board and cooler.
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November 6, 2009 2:34:02 PM

Im really pleased at this community. Helping another gamer in need. Respect to hibyprime and annisman! =D
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November 6, 2009 2:52:13 PM

Athlon 3000+, but I am going to be buying a new MB/memory/graphics.

I purchased Fallout3, when it came out, installed it and found out just how (lame) out of date my CPU/MB/graphics card is.

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November 6, 2009 4:01:18 PM

Non-Euclidean said:
Athlon 3000+, but I am going to be buying a new MB/memory/graphics.

I purchased Fallout3, when it came out, installed it and found out just how (lame) out of date my CPU/MB/graphics card is.


939 ouch
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November 6, 2009 4:29:20 PM

I have a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+

This is my Mobo

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/145329

I see there are older ones than mine here, but no harm in posting hey.

Why would i like your CPU?

Your CPU > mine. Good enough reason to want it rite? And i actually do want a new one aswell.
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November 6, 2009 4:52:05 PM

Great idea. hopefully the person who wins is very happy!
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November 6, 2009 5:10:11 PM

nforce4max said:
Athlon 64 3500+ orleans with Ga-ma790x-ds4 oc to 2.60ghz (240 base) with every thing else stock except cool &quiet. PSU antec neopower 550w. 3gb ddr2 667. x1900xt some times will swap out for a 8800gtx if needed depending on the app.


nforce4max said:
Hi I have a e6400 that is overclocked to 3.4ghz at 1.37v but how ever it is not enough for dual threaded apps and can barely push my two 9800s in sli. It sad really when I run fraps and watch the fps just bottom faster than the USD when running sli compared to running in single mode. So does any one have any ideas for a quad that won't max out my crappy ea650 while I run my 9800gs, three hdd, crap loads of fans, and my ridiculously cheap xfx 780i. Cooler zalman cnps7000a-cu.


http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/268465-28-upgrade-rec...

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November 6, 2009 5:32:51 PM

Come on guys, there is no need to go witch-hunting for people who *may* be decieving people of their computer specs just to get a free part. Good will needs to reign here on both sides of the equation.
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November 6, 2009 5:39:51 PM

Annisman said:
Come on guys, there is no need to go witch-hunting for people who *may* be decieving people of their computer specs just to get a free part. Good will needs to reign here on both sides of the equation.


+1

If any one wants me to make cooling mods let me know. Chipsets, power vrm and other.
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November 6, 2009 6:06:09 PM

Just being thorough, thats all. I suppose if I have any more questions like that I'll do it in PMs.

So many entries!! lol
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November 6, 2009 6:10:39 PM

Annisman said:
Come on guys, there is no need to go witch-hunting for people who *may* be decieving people of their computer specs just to get a free part. Good will needs to reign here on both sides of the equation.


Hes giving it away so its up to him if he wants to check to see if anyone is tryin to get a freebie than could benefit someone else more than him...
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November 7, 2009 1:41:07 AM

Hi,

My computer is as follows
- Athlon X2 4600
- Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3
- NVidia GeForce 9600GT
- 430W Thermaltake PSU
- 2GB DDR2 800

A better processor would be great because I do some video editing as well as gaming and the rendering takes forever.
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November 7, 2009 6:43:43 PM

Just thought id bump this so others get a chance to see it.
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November 7, 2009 8:42:05 PM

I am not interested in the CPU (I have 2 more powerful systems) but want to point out that the Phenom 9500 was used in a low cost build of Tom's Hardware Marathon in March of 2008.So you can look at the benchmarks.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/system-builder-mara...
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November 7, 2009 9:00:32 PM

shadow187 said:
Athlon 3400+ 2.0 ghz (OC causes random restarts), Radeon x700, 1GB DDR466 RAM.

My dad'd be willing to buy another motherboard. His main concern right now is keeping any upgrades I ask for under $80, and at that rate I can only get a Sempron processor.


You'd need new RAM as well as Phenoms take DDR2 and you have DDR. I would just upgrade the entire system when you have money as you're basically wasting money in upgrading an old 939 system with something faster. You can't buy DDR RAM and socket 939 X2s for giveaway prices yet on eBay, so I'd just get an entirely new system. I'm in the same boat as I am also on Socket 939 with an X2 4200+ and 4 GB of DDR400. I'm just riding it out until I get finally done with school and get a paycheck.
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November 11, 2009 1:03:27 AM

One more day for entries!
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November 11, 2009 1:37:43 AM

Got a sempron LE1250 Am2 on an MSI board with Nforce 570-sli chipset.
2x512mb + Radeon X1650 with 2x500 gigs.

Just kidding that's just one of my 5 computers :S
The guetto linux server. Tho the 9500 would help as I run Xen to run different VM's + the sempron doesn't do virtualisation required if I want an vm of a windows server.

Best sent to anyone who has an am2 single core. I would think the AthlonX2's perform just fine next to the quad compared to a single core.
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November 11, 2009 1:56:15 AM

I'd actually like to pull myself out of the competition. Seems people here need it much more than I do, and from talking to my brother, I might snag a P2 940 as an early Christmas gift. So good luck to you all.
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November 11, 2009 2:14:32 AM

hehe, you're so nice...

Ooooh pick me!

Core 2 Duo...
Gigabyte G31...

Just joking :)  Keep up the good work.
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November 11, 2009 7:22:24 PM

amdfangirl said:
hehe, you're so nice...

Ooooh pick me!

Core 2 Duo...
Gigabyte G31...

Just joking :)  Keep up the good work.


Whatever happened to your undervolted Athlon X2 BE on the 690G board?
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November 11, 2009 9:56:48 PM

Just a few more hours, get your entries in if theres anyone else.
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November 12, 2009 12:33:37 AM

Good luck to those who need it more than I. If they got a compatible board while having a sempron they need it unlike those with those X2 cpus. I'll limp on my 3500+ (am2 35w) for a few more months till I get a job and buy a nice 45nm.
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November 12, 2009 3:32:49 AM

Contest closed, congratulations to Shadow187, he is the winner!
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November 12, 2009 9:07:17 AM

Thought so.

Congrats m8, let us know how its running once its in :) .

And nice one HibyPrime for being so generous.
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November 12, 2009 9:56:28 AM

MU_Engineer said:
Whatever happened to your undervolted Athlon X2 BE on the 690G board?


What AMD hardware?

I work for Intel now ;) 
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November 12, 2009 10:59:03 AM

HibyPrime said:
Contest closed, congratulations to Shadow187, he is the winner!


o.O

Thanks a bunch! I provided you with the screens you requested, though I'll post them here as well;



1GB of DDR-200mhz, actually.
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November 12, 2009 11:49:02 AM

lol... wont fit
The 9500 is for am2, this board is unfortunately 2 generations behind and considering it's a sis chipset, it was one of those CPU+Mobo combos (I have one tho sempron3000)

The best CPU that can go on your system is an Athlon64-3700 with 1mb l2 cash but those are rare and pointlessly expensive.
Your cpu is still part of the kings of single cores.

Unfortunately upgrade wise everything must change so milking the pc to then get a new one and have a great secondary is the best bet.

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November 12, 2009 4:48:27 PM

I believe his dad is going to buy him a new motherboard.

Just hope you know what to look for m8.
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November 12, 2009 7:58:46 PM

C00lIT said:
lol... wont fit
The 9500 is for am2, this board is unfortunately 2 generations behind and considering it's a sis chipset, it was one of those CPU+Mobo combos (I have one tho sempron3000)

The best CPU that can go on your system is an Athlon64-3700 with 1mb l2 cash but those are rare and pointlessly expensive.
Your cpu is still part of the kings of single cores.

Unfortunately upgrade wise everything must change so milking the pc to then get a new one and have a great secondary is the best bet.


Yeah, we might get a 780G, or something along those lines. I was surprised that the phenom has a TDP of 95W; that means more boards will support it.
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November 12, 2009 8:07:46 PM

I would add "Take a pic of your PC" to the rules....
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November 12, 2009 8:31:26 PM

OvrClkr said:
I would add "Take a pic of your PC" to the rules....


I agree in full. +1
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November 12, 2009 9:52:19 PM

I would ask for a PC pic, but he's posted on these forums almost 600 times before this contest even started, so I would imagine he's not just here to grab a CPU and ditch the site.
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November 12, 2009 10:14:27 PM





Don't know how to really prove anything with pics, and I can't shut down at the moment to disassemble anything.

Card is readon x700, last pic is to show the short brown slot, which is only included with older mobo's.
Second card is an (unused) wireless adapter.
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November 12, 2009 11:00:42 PM

My dad and I have been trying to put together various builds for awhile, but they're all so pathetic...Sempron processors with integrated HD4200 graphics for gaming, etc...
He wants a new computer, not trash that's been polished.
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November 13, 2009 12:34:41 AM

shadow187 said:
http://i37.tinypic.com/2ezoar5.jpg
http://i38.tinypic.com/2znpgkw.jpg
http://i35.tinypic.com/rua55c.jpg

Don't know how to really prove anything with pics, and I can't shut down at the moment to disassemble anything.

Card is readon x700, last pic is to show the short brown slot, which is only included with older mobo's.
Second card is an (unused) wireless adapter.


No need to disassemble anything, those pics are fine, now if everyone would do the same as you we would have at least some proof.
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November 13, 2009 1:42:37 AM

Note to people reading:

If you have a part lying around that someone else could put to good use, but you'll likely never use your self: Do what Annisman and I did, and give it away. At worst, it'll cost you a little bit of your time and maybe some bus fare (or gas) to get to the post office.

Nearly all of us have had to deal with crap machines in the past, and even something as old as a Pentium D or an nVidia 6600GT could make someones life all that much easier :) 
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November 13, 2009 9:20:28 AM

Like people gaming on integrated, :lol: 

I have a Radeon 9250, and a wireless PCI card. It's not much, but it's all I have to give away (there's also a full tower (30gb HD, 1ghz athlon, etc)) but anyone who's posting on this forum has a better computer than that, :s.
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November 13, 2009 10:59:46 PM

Sheeez...

I pity you...

I wish I could mail you something cool.

Like a Sempron...
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