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Phenom 2 x4 955 95w or 125w (diferences)

Hi i have found that this proccesor brings to diferent TDP (Therman Desing Power) 125w and 95w, so im looking for an upgrade.
I´m really not sure what it is all about, so i will like to underestand those meanings in order to adquire one of them, both are Black Editions.
My Specs are GA-MA790FX-DS5, AMD Athlon X2 5000+, 6GB DDR2 800Mhz 4-4-4-12 Geil, Ati 6870 1GB, Windows 7 64bit, 600w Xilence PSU , what would be better for my config, and in wich terms could affect performance or heat disipation?
Thanks
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  1. The 95W one will run cooler but performance should be the same
  2. That´s all? and what about compatibility issues with the system mentioned above, can it handle 125w processor?
  3. Oh thanks it seems so, then how i am supposed to know wich one i am buying? because it seems the same model, there should be a difference in manufacturer´s code?
    I have recently seen some models but the power comsuptions does not appear in the box does it?
  4. Newegg and most retailer seem to specify the Ws in the product details. I can't find the 95W version for sale anywhere. I just found this which shows 3 part numbers for the 955 but all are 125W see http://products.amd.com/en-gb/DesktopCPUResult.aspx?f1=AMD+Phenom%E2%84%A2+II+X4&f2=&f3=&f4=&f5=&f6=&f7=&f8=&f9=&f10=&
  5. I've never seen a 95w PhII955BE in the wild --- and AMD has never posted model specs on that version.

    The C3 stepping will OC in a similar fashion to the C2 stepping (with a smidgen less volts). To tell the difference:

    C2 ---> HDZ955FBGIBOX
    C3 ---> HDZ955FBGMBOX
  6. Wisecracker said:
    I've never seen a 95w PhII955BE in the wild --- and AMD has never posted model specs on that version.

    The C3 stepping will OC in a similar fashion to the C2 stepping (with a smidgen less volts). To tell the difference:

    C2 ---> HDZ955FBGIBOX
    C3 ---> HDZ955FBGMBOX



    Well it seems something is missing then check this http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-popup.aspx?pid=2694
    in the Socket AM3 you will see both CPU

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 3200MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C3 95W 4000 F8I
    AMD Phenom II X4 955 3200MHz 512KBx4 6MB Deneb 45nm C2 125W 4000 F8I

    Why they make such confussions on standar users?
    the only difference is that about voltage (as it seems)
  7. Hi,

    Was reading through your post because I was looking for info on OCing the 95W version of the X4 955.

    Just to let you know, the 95W version only seems to be available in Asia. I live in Tokyo and bought one last year.

    Here in Japan they are sold as "non-Black Edition" X4 955s.

    Here is a link to a local retailer:
    http://fresh-one.co.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=997

    (Everything is in Japanese but you can make out the specs)
  8. This is a 5month old thread.
  9. I know it's an old thread. I was just trying to provide some additional info as I have seen a number of other posts from people asking about the 95 watt version of the 955.
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