Im thinking about buying a CPU for my cousins birthday.. i dont want to expend more $$ on him than these ranges... so please don't recommend me that i7 things that i cant afford and won't give as present lol
So my question is
i want to give my cousin a gaming computer.. he says he was playing awesome with his Athlon 6000+ so i don't see a problem in giving him one of these because his happyness with the 6000.
Phenom II x4 925 has two main advatages over the Athlon II X4 The L3 cache will give it an edge in gameing and two it is very overclocking friendly but if you cant see yourself spending that extra 40bills go with the Athlon II x4 will give a nice boost from the Athlon 6000+. Dont get a dual core chip you should only be looking at quad cores.
Ok.. I think i will go for the Athlon II X4 then...
But you have said theres a way to "unlock" Phenom II X2's cores to quad?
How does this "unlocking method" works??
I'm asking this... because i would like to get one of these CPUs in a future
To unlock one of those processor you use a function in the bios call ACC Advanced Clock Calibration you enable this and add a littl extra Vcore for the extra cores and when you reboot you might get lucky and have an x4 processor. What it actully is a quad core chip that they shut down 2 cores on for 1 of two reasons either it was defective or they will just simply shut them down to fill stock. Its cheaper for production to be able to use the same chip so there is a good chance you might get one that works. However if you want a quad core you might want to just go for the sure thing.