Amd phenom Tags: CPUs Computers AMD Phenom Product Last response: November 2, 2011 8:39 PM in CPUs Share marcd2011 November 2, 2011 6:28:57 PM Right I know about computers, but im no expert, so I was wondering what is the difference between an amd phenom x4 3.4 and the black edition one? they both run at the same speed? and would it make a difference which one I buy for gaming with? thanks alot for any and all help More about : amd phenom Baralis November 2, 2011 6:58:10 PM Black editions are identical with the exception of having an unlocked multiplier. This gives you the option to overclock by simply increasing the multiplier making the job much simpler. infernal November 2, 2011 7:01:52 PM BE also tends to have the higher amount of cache. I.E. L3 of the BE Phenom II is 6 mb wheras some of the weaker models use 512 kb Related resources AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition successfully unlocked to Quad Core !!! - Forum Which one is better a AMD FX-4100 or a AMD Phenom II X6 1045T? - Forum AMD Phenom II X6 1035T Overclock help? - Forum AMD Phenom II X4 925 Upgrade - Forum Upgrading an AMD Phenom 9650 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:10:43 PM Oh rite lol, wel im buyin a phenom ii x4 9xx, but I dnt know which one to get. the highest I can have is 965 BE, is the something just as good for cheaper, or is this the best option? Ive got an amd athlon ii x3 425 6gb ddr3 ram soon to be 8 sapphire radeon hd 5570 1gb, getting 6770 soon 230watt psu I think, but im getting an antec 620watt dnt know what name lol 1TB hdd saint19 a c 151 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:12:11 PM The only Phenom at 3.4GHz that exist is the Phenom II X4 965 BE, the BE means unlock multiplier for easy overclock. What's the difference between an unlocked CPU and a locked CPU? Overclock capability. I suggest you the Phenom II X4 955, excellent CPU and cheap for performance. marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:19:38 PM Thanks alot, Well then it looks like im gunna go for that then, it is am3 socket? Isnt it and the 6770 im gunna get will the work good with it? as in not run games slow? aswel what 6770 is the best to buy? Saphire, xfx etc? saint19 a c 151 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:23:14 PM Yeah it's AM3 socket. For GPU i always prefer ASUS or MSI, can you go with a 6850? Would be better for games. marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:29:53 PM Erm not to sure yet, im just looking to see whats best for money will that run on 620watt antec psu? Is sapphire any good? Ive got sapphire 5570 and its not been bad at all saint19 a c 151 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 7:47:46 PM Depends of the model that you buy, I'd suggest this Antec: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Yeah, Sapphire is good but not for overclock. If you aren't interested in overclock is a good option. marcd2011 November 2, 2011 7:54:36 PM Lol well i think I will overclock it, more performance so too right, well then whats the best 6770 for OC? cheers for the help saint19 a c 151 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 8:07:14 PM ASUS or MSI with good cooling desing. marcd2011 November 2, 2011 8:32:26 PM Lol ok then, thanks for all the help saint19 a c 151 à CPUs a b À AMD November 2, 2011 8:39:26 PM Your welcome Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOverclocking Amd Phenom II x6 1090t and 2-way sli msi gtx 570 ForumIntel core 2 quad or AMD phenom x4 ??? ForumAMD Athlon II X4 640 vs AMD Phenom II X4 965 ForumPSU Help ForumAMD Phenom 9600 BottleNeck ask. ForumAMD Athlon™ II 645 Quad-Core Processor vs AMD Phenom II 955 quad core process Forum[Solved] AMD Phenom II 521 Dual-Core processor ForumAmd phenom II x5 1090t clock speed 3210.6 mhz at start up and idle? ForumAmd phenom 2 965 heating issues ForumAmd phenom II X4 3.2 GHz idling at 40 Celcius. ForumAMD Phenom ii X6 1090T LOST 2 CORES?! ForumWhat should I buy? AMD Phenom 2 1090T or AMD 6870 Forum[Solved] What cpu is AMD Phenom II X4 B97?? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !