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AMD 955 fine for SLI and 8GB RAM

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April 27, 2011 6:53:14 AM

Hi There

Do you guys thing a Phenom II X4 955 BE (OC to 3.5Ghz) is the right CPU for a 9800GTX+ (512MB) SLI setup and 8GB DDR2 800hz RAM

Some of the other specs are...

MB - M3N-HT deluxe\memepipe (2011 BIOS)
Primary Drive (AHCI) - SSD Samsung (2008) SATA II
PSU - 750w
HDD - 5X 1TB SATA II
CPU Cooler - CoolerMarter Hyper z600
Case Cooling - CoolerMaster HAF 932
LCD - Samsung 32" 1080p (1920X1080) (DVI-HDMI)

Why i'm asking i do not want any bottlenecking or at lest not from the cpu ?

Your Thoughts.
April 27, 2011 6:55:26 AM

I used to have a 955BE on stock speeds running both of my GTX470's in SLI, it ran perfectly.
April 27, 2011 7:06:42 AM

So you think the 955 wont hold anything back
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April 27, 2011 7:09:28 AM

Overclocked to 3.5-3.6 will run pretty much anything, when using my 470's I did see a CPU bottleneck in GTA IV but overclocked to 3.6GHz, and it ran fine thereafter.
April 27, 2011 7:16:42 AM

Great getting good news is awesome ThaX joytech22
What was you Rig Spec at that Time just for intrest sake ?
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April 27, 2011 7:24:41 AM

Very few Modern cpus bottleneck.
April 27, 2011 7:36:43 AM

OK so i made up my mind i'm setting the 955 ...Right NOW

Thank eveyone !!!
April 27, 2011 4:43:28 PM

It's a great CPU, you can easily get 3.8 GHz with a slight voltage bump to 1.42 V and some decent air cooling like a Cooler Master 212+ and some Scythe Slipstream fans. Or if you really want to be safe, some Scythe Ultra Kaze 3000 RPM fans.
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