Out of Stock , wait or Grab Cheaper one !

Hi Guys , I was About to Grab Phenom 965 BE but , its Just Got Out OF STOCK , now i can Buy Cheaper Phenom 955 ! They DIDnt Say its Black Edition , but they Said its Pure Quad Core !

Questions:

1.Should I wait For 965 to be Restocked or Just Grab 955 ?
2.Will 955 have Locked Cores ? even Non Black Edition ?

Because as They Said , its Not Exactly Balck Edition , BUT ITS QUAD CORE & HAS Nothing to BE Locked !

IS it True ?

I should say that I am Geting 6870 Twin Frzor , wont this CPU bottleneck my VGA ? will it Run as REAL QUAD CORE ?
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  1. What if i grab Non Black Edition ? Because He Told me that 955 that i am ABout to Install for you IS REAL QUAD CORE , but it hasnt Marked as Black edition !

    Anyway , will non Balck Edition work as Same as those 2 ? because ANANDTECH didnt say that 955 is BE but 965 is BE , as in list !
  2. Shop Keeper has That one ONLY , I JUST WANNA KNOW will NON black Edition have Locked Cores , or it will perform as Same as black Edition ?

    PLEASE , i just wanna Know that , thats wall !
  3. Oh no read this One : http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036591845

    i Guees non black edition has 2 Cores Locked !
  4. Quote:
    Don't waste your money on a non black edition processor


    Bad answer! :lol:

    Here's a PhII 945 quad at 14.5x250MHz -- 3.6GHz - 1.38v -- 44c .... with the IMC/NB at 2500MHz:


    A PhII quad is a PhII quad is a PhII quad - except when it's a hex-core -- or the 840 Phenom Propus quad (don't know what AMD was thinking with that - LOL)


    And the OP should consider the dual-BIOS (reference design) HD69502GB ...



    soshy said:
    Oh no read this One : http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036591845

    i Guees non black edition has 2 Cores Locked !


    That is not correct.

    And there is no such thing as the """old" C2 955 HDZ955WFGBMBOX for $145""

    The "M" means it is a 'C3' stepping
  5. Quote:
    Problem is finding a board that actually likes overclocking via the fsb. 790FX and 890FX will be fine but i'm not sure the OP has a board like that.


    Yeah .. but it pretty much comes down to temps. It take another +0.05v to +0.075v to get a similar clock on something other than the -FX.

    Surprisingly, same thing with the C2 stepping and C3 stepping -- the C3s will clock a bit higher on slightly less volts.

    That PhII 945 is a C2 and will go 3.8GHz+ -- I just didn't want to go 1.45v+ (still in spec, though) to get there.

    And I'm going to pop a 1055T into that motherboard this evening. I sold it six months ago -- and replaced it with a new chip when I found out how good the EO-stepping 'CCBBE CB 1013 CPCW' chips are for OC'ing.

    I'm still wiping the brown spot off my nose :lol:
  6. Oh dear Friend , I have MSI 790FX gd70 , i think ITS 790FX , right ? GD 70 is Great for that CPU right ?

    OH but away found out that he is geting BE for me 955 BE ! But Please Tell me ,is there huge Difference between 965 BE & 955 while Gaming ?
  7. Let me List you My New SYSTem & Tell me How Much THE Difference Will be

    Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70
    Ram: 2x2GB Supertalent DDR3 1333Mhz
    VGA: msi 6870 TwinFrozr 2 1GB
    PSU:POWER GREEN 535B-US
    & finaly CPU: Phenom 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz

    Now what ? what do you think ?
  8. soshy said:
    Let me List you My New SYSTem & Tell me How Much THE Difference Will be

    Mobo: MSI 790FX-GD70
    Ram: 2x2GB Supertalent DDR3 1333Mhz
    VGA: msi 6870 TwinFrozr 2 1GB
    PSU:POWER GREEN 535B-US
    & finaly CPU: Phenom 955 Black Edition 3.2Ghz

    Now what ? what do you think ?


    955 and 965 are the SAME THING , amd just wanted people to get bragging rights, so they released the 965 which ONLY 200 mhz higher clock, you can get the same speed by raising the multiplier.

    Lastly, I would not recommend you spending that much on the mobo as the new AM3+ processors and motherboards coming out this year, go for a cheap one then later upgrade to a AM3+ Mobo :D and after that go for a bulldozer chip :D!!

    anyways, thats just my opinion, that rig will destroy anything in its path for current gaming....

    Hope I helped,
    Raz
  9. OH bro , thanks a lot , You Killed all doubts in my head ! Thanks a lot !

    I felt that Phenom 955 will lag on some games ,But now you Cleared everything ! tnz again
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