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Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition from the 830?

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August 21, 2012 10:09:41 AM

As of last night I was kicking around the idea of the Phenom II X6 and it was recommended not to go that route by a fellow Toms user. I also got an email from a friend telling me, instead of worrying about the 6 core prospect, to have a look at the, Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition. Price is right! I want to keep this machine as good as it can be, for what it is. I also want to make sure this thng won't go critical mass if I install it, as the "reviewers" at Newegg always make me nervous! Sounds like I have a 50/50 shot with the included cooler and funds are limited! I'm not big on the OC thing. Thoughts? Will this be the more appropriate upgrade? (Before I don't have the option!)

PSU: Rosewill 500 watt dual rail (With the blue LED thing)
GPU: EVGA GTX460 V2 (NOT over clocked!)
Current CPU: Phenom II X4 830 2.8 GHz.
16.0 GB (Ripjaw X) Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
August 21, 2012 10:31:36 AM

i would get an after market cooler if your going to get it as the stock one is incredible loud
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August 21, 2012 11:07:34 AM

langley8 said:
i would get an after market cooler if your going to get it as the stock one is incredible loud


So you're saying, "Yes, buy the new CPU and get an aftermarket cooler!" And this will be an appropriate upgrade, Yes?
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August 21, 2012 11:08:50 AM

If your not overclocking then no dont bother its a very slender upgrade on what you have
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August 21, 2012 2:33:38 PM

Who told you not to get a Phenom II x6???? if you can still get a X6 1090T/1100T I would I don't know where all the fuss comes and its a really strong chip and good for a few more years yet.
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August 21, 2012 4:35:16 PM

maxokll said:
So you're saying, "Yes, buy the new CPU and get an aftermarket cooler!" And this will be an appropriate upgrade, Yes?


i'm saying if you do decide to upgrade get an aftermarket cooler with it
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August 21, 2012 4:43:34 PM

sarinaide said:
Who told you not to get a Phenom II x6???? if you can still get a X6 1090T/1100T I would I don't know where all the fuss comes and its a really strong chip and good for a few more years yet.


That was me, and it was a 1045T (an 1100T won't work).

Regardless, since this is a mostly gaming centric upgrade and he won't be doing any video editing or anything else that will actually make use of the extra two cores (from the thread last night), the extra two cores are basically pointless, and the 1045T is 100Mhz slower than the 830...

Knowing all of that, there's absolutely no reason for the X6 and especially not the 1045T.

Now, as far as this thread is concerned, a 965BE won't work with the OP's system (It's an OEM system that won't work with 125W CPU's).

I'd suggest a 945 (or 955 non-BE, if you can find one). That still wouldn't be a HUGE upgrade though, just better than a 1045T for his usage.
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August 21, 2012 9:59:57 PM

WOW! I'm glad I didn't order that thing yet! Actually JUST NOW checked email and saw your post. You saved my a** again!!! I saw this list (below) and never realized what the 95W deal was all about. I seriously thought I had to do with needs from the PSU. This is from the online manual for this P6620F. I ASSUMED because of the "9xx" line in the list that this one was a posiblity and or good choice. Especialy for the money! Sorry.

Max TDP: 95W
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
NOTE: Only Socket AM3 processors are supported with this motherboard.

AMD Phenom II X6 10xxT Six-Core (Thuban core)
AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb core)
AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka core)
AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto core)
AMD Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
AMD Sempron Single Core 1xx (Sargas core)

Thanks again! I owe you!
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August 21, 2012 10:00:57 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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August 21, 2012 10:31:43 PM

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August 21, 2012 10:51:20 PM

There is the 960t though, that's 95 watts.
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August 21, 2012 11:36:03 PM

Supermuncher85 said:
There is the 960t though, that's 95 watts.


I appreciate the info! Although, as I should have last night, leave well enough alone at this point. The rig runs pretty good for a beefed up (refurb) HP and really have no issues as far as the games I'm playing goes. I doubt I even needed the whole 16 gig of Ripjaw, but the price was really, REALLY good! Couldn't resist. I figured I could pass this on, "maxed out" to my son, after I put something else together in the next 6 months. That way he wouldn't really have to do too much to it.

Thank you though.
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August 22, 2012 6:30:20 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That was me, and it was a 1045T (an 1100T won't work).

Regardless, since this is a mostly gaming centric upgrade and he won't be doing any video editing or anything else that will actually make use of the extra two cores (from the thread last night), the extra two cores are basically pointless, and the 1045T is 100Mhz slower than the 830...

Knowing all of that, there's absolutely no reason for the X6 and especially not the 1045T.

Now, as far as this thread is concerned, a 965BE won't work with the OP's system (It's an OEM system that won't work with 125W CPU's).

I'd suggest a 945 (or 955 non-BE, if you can find one). That still wouldn't be a HUGE upgrade though, just better than a 1045T for his usage.



It wasnt mentioned that so it was prior knowledge. damn oems
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August 22, 2012 10:18:32 AM

sarinaide said:
It wasnt mentioned that so it was prior knowledge. damn oems


My fault I guess. I figured everyone could see what I had since I went through motions of filling out the hardware profile when I joined. I know I can see your guys stuff listed, so again, I ASSUMED, y'all could see mine. My bad, sorry.
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