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Phenom II 1055T vs Phenom II 1090T overclocking?

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March 30, 2011 12:48:58 AM

So I'm on a budget and I want one of the AMD six-cores, and I am not sure how much harder it would be to overclock a 1055T vs. the 1090T. I am watercooling the CPU so it'd be a little bit of a waist not to overclock. From what I've heard it is harder to overclock processors that don't have an unlocked multiplier, because of the memory? I have DDR3 PC3-10666 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 so I'm not sure about that but, I will be upgraded memory shortly after I upgrade my CPU. So Black Edition or not? Thanks.

1055T: $179.99

1090T: $199.99
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March 30, 2011 8:47:46 AM

My goal is atleast 3.8Ghz maybe a tiny bit slower... That'd be a full 1Ghz faster if I use the 1055T. Whats the difference between the two when overclocking?

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March 30, 2011 9:41:05 AM

Basicaly as i see it, no one has yet answered your question, so i will, buy the 1090t as its alot easier to overclock because of its unlocked multiplier, i have one and have a very cool and stable OC of 4ghz on a Titan Fenrir air cooler.
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March 30, 2011 10:35:54 PM

If you don't mind me asking what type of water cooling setup do you have?
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March 31, 2011 12:31:46 AM

I have had my 1055t to 4.6ghz on air, Toasty mind you and not stable but able to boot to windows :) 

Running default at 3.8 now as extensive benchmarking show little improvement over 3.8ghz for power used and heat generated!
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March 31, 2011 9:27:51 AM

I have my 1090t @ 4ghz and when running it underload or on games like Crysis 2 its Core temps never rise above 45C, i reckon ive ended up with a very good example from AMD.