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Unlocking X2 560 BE vs X4 955 BE

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October 10, 2011 4:56:56 PM


I have an option of exchanging my X2 560BE with the X4 955 BE at a nominal cost.

Is it Advisable ?

Current Config:

MoBo: MSi 880 GM E35
8 GB DDR3 RAM Corsair
R6770 1GB Graphic Card
400W Corsair Power Supply
Hyper TX3 Cooling Unit


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a b K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 5:34:47 PM

what is the cost ? have you tried unlocking the 560 ? from what i am to understand the 555 was unlocking almost every time.
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a c 293 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 5:36:41 PM

At this point? No, BD is on the corner and SB-E is pending for release too. Keep your 560 BE for a little more and after BD release see what option is better.
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October 10, 2011 6:12:46 PM

just my ignorance : wht is "BD"
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October 10, 2011 6:14:45 PM

spentshells said:
what is the cost ? have you tried unlocking the 560 ? from what i am to understand the 555 was unlocking almost every time.


around $10 difference that I have to pay extra, no i havnt tried unlocking
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a c 293 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 6:22:25 PM

w0osh said:
just my ignorance : wht is "BD"


BD= Bulldozer, the next AMD's CPU generation.
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a b K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 7:00:49 PM

in the motherboard bios there is actualy a feature called unlock cores
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October 10, 2011 7:40:10 PM

damn this is getting tough, i have a limited window to return the current 560 in exchange with the 955..
and with this BD thing coming out soon, i'll be outdated again , plus this "Bulldozer" word sounds kickass.

I'm sure AMD would go ballistic to kick Intel as hard as they can, Feels like the early 2000s when the processor war was at its peak.

Its all coming back.

BD-BE-BD-BE-BD-BE...phew

i read somewhere that the server edition FX would launch first and the desktop edition one would follow later..

Plus any leads on the pricing ?

the 955BE is $120 .. any idea on how the BD is going to be priced ?
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October 10, 2011 7:41:34 PM

spentshells said:
in the motherboard bios there is actualy a feature called unlock cores



Unlocking causes BSODs and why risk it if i can get the 955 ? please prove me wrong

though i'm a strict hater of BSODs, have lost tons of work to it
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a c 293 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 7:43:22 PM

AFAIK $250 MAX for the top end BD.
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October 10, 2011 7:54:12 PM

how about i unlock my 560 to quad core(3.8Ghz) for the time being and wait for the BD ?

955BE is 3.2Ghz that cannot be unlocked further, whereas the 560BE is 3.8Ghz after unlocking....there has to be a catch ? logically games should run better on the 560BE, do i sound convincing ?
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a c 293 K Overclocking
October 10, 2011 8:01:30 PM

You can try, but unclock cores aren't 100% stable.
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October 10, 2011 8:20:30 PM

Thanks!
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October 10, 2011 8:21:08 PM

Best answer selected by w0osh.
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a b K Overclocking
October 11, 2011 2:53:57 AM

If you get bsod's add voltage
do it step by step, add .02 v and boot the machine
test for a while BSOD add more voltage try not to get past 1.425
so unlock then bump voltage
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a c 293 K Overclocking
October 11, 2011 1:58:41 PM

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