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November 9, 2010 8:08:16 AM

I can`t choose between Athlon II X4 640 and Phenom II X2 555. What do you think should i buy Athlon (quad) or Phenom and then try to unlock it to quad.
What are chances that I unlock Phenom?

I will use pc for gaming and other stuff like surfing the internet, but most time for gaming.
I want a good Pc that will last for 2-3 years so that i don`t have to change it.

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November 9, 2010 12:32:03 PM

I agree, you waited this long why not wait a bit longer for the "next gen" chips to come out in early 2011.
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November 9, 2010 12:52:38 PM

The 555s have a great chance of unlocking (from what I have seen anyone with real numbers claims 80%+) and if they don't they are great to overclock and in many games the L3 cache will be as good as 2 more cores. You could also consider the Athlon x3 440 as I think a toms review showed on average 2.7 cores is optimal and you also have the unlock chance though smaller.
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