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Keep my Phenom 9750 or swap with Athlon II X4 630?

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July 10, 2010 8:33:11 PM

My buddy just recently built himself a new computer so gave me the Athlon II X4 630. I currently have a Phenom 9750 so I wondering if it would be worth my trouble to swap CPU.

I’m running Windows 7 32bit. And I mainly use my computer for HD video and light gaming.

What do you guys this?
July 10, 2010 9:02:44 PM

ct1615 said:
i would, the athlon II runs cooler, over clocks better, is an an over all better CPU even at stock settings. Plus you can still use it when you upgrade to an AM3 motherboard.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/22?vs=105

oh nice. im swaping asap. thanks!
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July 10, 2010 10:04:41 PM

Make sure your board supports the Athlon II not all AM2+ boards do
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July 10, 2010 10:20:46 PM

Straight swap ASAP
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July 10, 2010 10:22:56 PM

rolli59 said:
Make sure your board supports the Athlon II not all AM2+ boards do

I also got a Gigabyte am3/am2+ motherboard with the CPU so I'll be ok.
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July 10, 2010 10:54:30 PM

dlogfx said:
I also got a Gigabyte am3/am2+ motherboard with the CPU so I'll be ok.

You got a very nice Buddy there
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July 12, 2010 1:23:35 AM

dlogfx said:
My buddy just recently built himself a new computer so gave me the Athlon II X4 630. I currently have a Phenom 9750 so I wondering if it would be worth my trouble to swap CPU.

I’m running Windows 7 32bit. And I mainly use my computer for HD video and light gaming.

What do you guys this?


The difference between the two is simple.

1) Power usage. All Phenom I processors had defective Cool & quiet, so they used more power at idle. Not a huge difference, but notable.

2) Overclocking. Phenom II processors overclock further. Maxing out at about 4 GHZ to the Phenom I 3.2 Ghz.

However, if your only running these chips at stock, the difference in speed and power will be fairly small. But the 630 is a little faster. About 15% faster.

I would do it IF your an overclocker. I don't think its worth the trouble at stock.
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