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March 24, 2010 2:47:39 PM

Hello guys im fairly new to the thread and i aint that really knowledgeable with cpu and motherboards and ect.
i was wondering if i should buy a 965BE x4
http://www.itspot.com.au/amd-phenom-ii-x4-965be-3400mhz...
or should i wait for the monster six core 965 Be x6???
THX

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March 24, 2010 6:40:35 PM

what are you doing with this computer, that will pretty much dictate what you should get
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March 24, 2010 6:49:07 PM

Unless you do CPU sensitive tasks (gaming NOT included) or extreme multi tasking then you'll be fine with a 965.
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March 24, 2010 7:04:18 PM

Go for it. Of course, to get the most out of the CPU you will have to overclock it. You could also go with a C3 955 BE and overclock it to save a few bucks.
March 25, 2010 1:42:41 AM

Ok but the thing is Is I have no idea how to OC even if my life depended on it lol
I was thinking if I get top of line CPU I wouldn't need to upgrade fo while.…
THX
March 25, 2010 2:00:20 AM

Dont get the 965 even when the x6 comes out, get the 955, the only difference is that the 965 is the OC'ed version of the 955...

Just OC it yourself!
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March 25, 2010 2:46:51 AM

Beastxxx said:
Ok but the thing is Is I have no idea how to OC even if my life depended on it lol


gidgiddonihah said:

Just OC it yourself!


:pfff: 

I wouldn't recommend over clocking if the OP doesn't know how to.





Now the OP can go to google and search though the various guide though out the web on how to overclock a cpu but let not push that unless the OP wants to learn how to do so.

March 25, 2010 2:58:36 AM

Beastxxx said:
Ok but the thing is Is I have no idea how to OC even if my life depended on it lol
I was thinking if I get top of line CPU I wouldn't need to upgrade fo while.…
THX


I was just wondering what your going to using this CPU for I mean would you even use the six core or the high end quad for that matter?

Are you gaming?

Are you a graphics art major?

Are you running millions of excel docs at once?

I mean just give us a brief example of what your going to doing with it and we can give you a straight forward answer.

BTW: My opinion if you got the money just buy a great CPU and stay away from overclocking.

Disadvantages of OCing a CPU if not done right:

>The lifespan of a processor may be reduced
>Increased clock rates and/or voltages result in higher power consumption
>Stability problems after a long period of time
>You may receive error messages such as a “file copy error"
>Overclocking has the potential to cause component failure ("heat death")
>Some motherboards are designed to use the airflow from a standard cpu fan in order to cool other heatsinks, such as the northbridge. If the cpu heatsink is changed on such boards, other heatsinks may receive insufficient cooling
>Overclocking a PC component may void its warranty
>There is a risk of fire if devices are not properly cooled

The information about was not from me!

Came from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overclocking

Thank you for your questions I really hope this post helps you out Beastxxx.

March 25, 2010 3:36:27 AM

warmon6 said:
:pfff: 

I wouldn't recommend over clocking if the OP doesn't know how to.





Now the OP can go to google and search though the various guide though out the web on how to overclock a cpu but let not push that unless the OP wants to learn how to do so.



:lol:  I didnt see that sorry guys...

If you want to try it, there are some good guides out there. Unless you really screw up the multiplyer and voltage, u really cant 'melt' or 'fry' your CPU...(But again if you dont fell cofertable lol thats OK :lol:  ):

Heres a google link for OC'ing:

http://www.google.com/search?q=guide+to+cpu+overclockin...

Heres a direct link for a guide:

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1804

OR

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/oc-guide.h...



But again, if you dont want to OC, I stil would get the 955...

Hope that helps and clarifies! :pt1cable:  :lol:  :hello: 
March 25, 2010 6:53:06 AM

Well it's mainly for gAming .I'm trying to build a new system that will last me quite some time.
I am not yet confident enough to even think of over clocking simply because my system now hits around 60 celciouse and in summer time the temperature is around 30-40 c
I don't have much of s cooling system yet either but I was thinking of buying liquid cooling
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March 25, 2010 6:59:31 AM

Well you will be best off with the Phenom II x4 955BE Overclocking is a cinch on this processor with a decent air cooler for about 50 bucks you can get the same speeds as the 965 and go even higher with little to no knowledge of overclocking its so simple my grandma could do it. I would so not recommend liquid cooling it can be very unreliable and could cost you components when it fails. even though your ambient temps are hot with good air cooling setup you will be able to keep your temps in check.

And if you are really uncomfortable with overclocking you can use programs to do it especially if you get an ASUS board i have heard their overclocking program is pretty decent and with the BE processors all you have to do is raise the multiplier and bam your overclocked.
March 25, 2010 7:25:29 AM

saaiello said:
Well you will be best off with the Phenom II x4 955BE Overclocking is a cinch on this processor with a decent air cooler for about 50 bucks you can get the same speeds as the 965 and go even higher with little to no knowledge of overclocking its so simple my grandma could do it. I would so not recommend liquid cooling it can be very unreliable and could cost you components when it fails. even though your ambient temps are hot with good air cooling setup you will be able to keep your temps in check.

And if you are really uncomfortable with overclocking you can use programs to do it especially if you get an ASUS board i have heard their overclocking program is pretty decent and with the BE processors all you have to do is raise the multiplier and bam your overclocked.


Thats the thing i wanted to buy the 965 so i could run smoothly with ought having to OC and worry if im doing something wrong or bad
With the amount of knowledge i have its suicide to OC just getting their wont be the hard part its wether or not i did something wrong and i have no way of knowing if I did or not.plus if im going for something that will last me for a while may as well go with the 965 its pretty cheap(compared to the i7 and i5 set up.
THX :D 
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March 25, 2010 7:32:16 AM

Yea in that case get the 965BE also a year from now when you feel you do need an extra boost seriously overclock it you will not have a problem doing it I promise you like I said my grandma could do it and she barely knows how to turn the computer on.
March 25, 2010 9:44:35 AM

Yeah hmm agreed :)  soo what's the difference with th x4 to x6 I understand that the x6 has six core ..... That's what got me thinking should I wait or not … for the latest and grates and then don't have to worry for a year or 3 xD
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March 25, 2010 10:05:38 AM

The X6 is more for enthusiast to get high scores in benchmarks. Mostly to claim having the fastest or faster PC in the planet. I think no real life personal application will fully use even a X4.

But inspite of this, I myself will go for the X6 just for the joy of seing 6 threads running in Windows Task Manager... :bounce:  I surely hope it runs on a 790FX board as I want to limit my investment as well.
March 25, 2010 12:08:50 PM

Hahah yeah I guess that's kinda like me just the pure plesure of unwind ur system is running so much power :)  will the x6 work on 790Fxta-ud5 I will also probably run 6gb of g.skill trident 1600mhZ will this run because I have read a post that the person only red 1333mhz instead of 1600 so he had to pump up the voltage or something in BIOS......
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March 25, 2010 12:15:16 PM
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Its supposed to be compatible with existing AM2+ and AM3 motherboards
March 25, 2010 1:33:56 PM

Soo that's a yes ??lol like i said my knowledge is not vast i just started reading and researching about CPU's and motherboards I'm still prii lost
March 25, 2010 2:28:35 PM

Sweet so this is a solved thread! Don't worry Beastxxx it seems to that your catching on fast!
March 25, 2010 11:53:33 PM

Ok thanks
:) 
March 26, 2010 7:43:04 PM

Beastxxx said:
Ok thanks
:) 


I have a quick question for ya.

Is this thread solved or did I miss anything to help you on?
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March 26, 2010 7:59:24 PM

Welcome to the forums shane when you see it yellow highlighted its solved.
March 26, 2010 8:06:07 PM

Oh sorry I must have scrolled over you being selected as best answer sorry man, I think it got me confused when he asked another question after he selected you as best answer. Thank you for welcoming me.
March 27, 2010 4:38:20 AM

Lol thanks for every ones input
:) 
March 27, 2010 10:49:04 AM

Is this for OCing AMD Systems ?
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March 27, 2010 11:54:44 AM

thats a guide from amd themselves
March 27, 2010 12:46:57 PM

obsidian86 said:
thats a guide from amd themselves


OH THank you very much that will defiantly come in handy =)
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