Phenom x2

Hi i am going to upgrade my CPU but i want to if it is good one
CPU Core 2 duo e4300 1.9
Ram 2gig ddr2
GPU:MSI R4670 1G
PSU 450
Motherboard Biostar p4m900-m7 se

What i want to get is a
CPU Amd phenom x2 555
Ram 4Gigs

wil it work with my system and can i unlock it to a quad core.
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  1. I've got an Asus M4A785TD-V EVO that I'm testing as an HTPC replacement and it works like a champ.

    Unlocked my PhII 550, too :)
  2. Quote:
    That's great, what exactly does your post have to do with anything??

    My guess would be your reading comprehension since I essentially addressed the OP in totality.

    Oh ... btw ... the Asus 785TD-V does okay with an x6, too

    But .... still reserving my opinion - LOL. I'm lurking over at XS in the Asus BIOS thread waiting for another update (hope to improve under-volting options). It's not really a biggie to me since the 785TD-V sleeps at 2w and my uptime so far is measured in weeks.

    I do have to reboot to tinker in the BIOS from time-to-time :D
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    I fail to see how you addressed his post in totality. Just because Johnny boy unlocked his cpu cores does not mean that Tommy boy can.

    Of course a 785 is going to run an X6, why wouldn't it??

    I guess because you said
    To unlock cores you need a board with ACC, some of them advertise core unlocking in the description or on the box, this particular board you chose does not list ACC.
    Eventhough that board does have ACC as it comes with SB710. :sarcastic:

    I don't get why you hate that board so much, its decent 785G board. Not the best for the price as there are 870/880 boards with USB3/SATA6 for the same price, but its nowhere near as bad as you described it.

    On the CPU, The 555 isn't THAT bad, as its pretty hard to find a Phenom II X3 thats not OEM. $90 is a respectable price for a highly clocked dual, though the 955 for only $140 is a nicer deal than before.
  4. Tough call between the Phenom x2 and the Athlon x3 (Anand's Benchies) -- no question either would slobber-knock your e4300

    AMD Athlon II X3 445 Rana Combo: $163

    AMD Phenom II X2 555 Combo: $174

    Decisions .... Decisions ....

    If you do a little video on the side, the Athlon x3 fer sure ... if you are a little uncomfortable tweaking around in the BIOS the unlocked cpu multiplier on the Phenom x2 makes OC'ing a breeze, and it's a stout gaming CPU.
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