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Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Socket AM3AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition 3 4GHz compatable

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November 13, 2009 7:12:14 AM

Asus M4A785TD-V EVO Socket AM3 & AMD Phenom X4 965 Black Edition 3 4GHz are these compatable ?
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November 13, 2009 7:19:36 AM

Yes.

Make sure you get the 125w version of the 965 if possible.
November 19, 2009 5:11:56 PM

what if the 140w version was $45 less than the 125w version? would that sway you to the 140w or would you still go with the 125w?
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November 19, 2009 5:47:58 PM

Hm tough one. Tbh there isn't a whole lot between them - in tests most reviewers couldn't get the 140w version anywhere near that.

Are you planning on doing any small overclocking? If so you might just get the 955 BE instead. The 125w 965 BE's overclock better but you're talking the difference between 4ghz and 4.2ghz, something that doesn't really matter if you only plan on being at 3.6-3.8ghz.

If you aren't going to overclock, I'd save the $45 and take the 140w cpu.
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