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Bought phenom II 945, detected as 955 BE

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February 24, 2012 4:32:37 PM

Hye there
How can I determine which model that I really own?
I have checked trough everest and windows, they are showing Phenom 955 running at 3.2 Ghz (phenom 945 default speed is 3.0 ghz)
I have also checked the cpu speed in bios, it also shows 3.2 Ghz.

Am i lucky? or is it just a bug in detection?

Thanks
a c 88 à CPUs
February 24, 2012 5:34:32 PM

cpu-z will tell you what cpu you have. you may need a bios update to identify your cpu properly.
February 24, 2012 5:39:48 PM

cpu z has detected the same. i will update my bios later. thanks
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February 24, 2012 6:45:13 PM

after update, i've got cmos fail message at the start. now reverting back to old bios.
btw, i dont think it's neccessary to update since my bios is very recent (9/7/2011)
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February 24, 2012 6:50:16 PM

then you got lucky I guess xD
a c 83 à CPUs
February 24, 2012 6:50:49 PM

Was it a new retail 945 in a box labled 945?
a c 184 à CPUs
February 24, 2012 7:26:29 PM

Looks like you are lucky! See if you can overclock it like a be edition though, so you can really determine if it is.
February 24, 2012 8:44:04 PM

loneninja said:
Was it a new retail 945 in a box labled 945?

i bought it on ebay. the seller said it was bought from amazon. still boxed. hopefully :D 
February 24, 2012 8:45:06 PM

amuffin said:
Looks like you are lucky! See if you can overclock it like a be edition though, so you can really determine if it is.

i dont really know how the BE oc differ from normal cpu, can you please explain a bit more? i have absolutely zero knowledge about OC
February 24, 2012 10:26:24 PM

i tried increasing the multiplier in AMD overdrive, but when i check the speed it remains the same. not so lucky i guess?
a c 184 à CPUs
February 24, 2012 10:46:29 PM

Try in bios to see if the multi is unlocked.
February 24, 2012 11:15:52 PM

If you bought it from ebay, rather than a retail site like Amazon or Newegg, the seller prolly screwed up and you got lucky ;) 
a c 103 à CPUs
February 25, 2012 1:23:06 PM

Amd overdrives a bit crap tbh, in your bios there should be something saying,
Cpu speed 200
multiplier x16

can you find that on any screen in there?
if Cpu-z says its a 955BE then I'd say thats what you have, there isn't a non BE 955 that I know of
Moto
February 25, 2012 1:33:02 PM

Motopsychojdn said:
Amd overdrives a bit crap tbh, in your bios there should be something saying,
Cpu speed 200
multiplier x16

can you find that on any screen in there?
if Cpu-z says its a 955BE then I'd say thats what you have, there isn't a non BE 955 that I know of
Moto

thanks man! i found it. and have successfully OC it to 3.6 (x18). afraid to go any further because of the stock cooler. thanks everyone!! i'm so happy now
a c 103 à CPUs
February 25, 2012 1:39:22 PM

No problems, grab yourself an aftermarket cooler, learn how to mount it properly, and reach for 3.8/4GHz man :) 
Glad to help
Moto
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