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Faster Than The E65500 And The 6000+

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition
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When the processor's cores are set to run at 3.3 GHz, performance improves by another 5%.

Now, the Black Edition is able to outpace the Core 2 Duo E6550 by an average of 2.5% in our benchmark suite. It also leads the 6000+ by a 2% margin on average. Although the gaming shortcomings persist, on the whole, the processor can score some wins in Unreal Tournament and Serious Sam 2.

Comparing Prices

The Black Edition casts its shadow.

A look at current prices for AMD and Intel processors:

We can see that the 5000+ Black Edition will cost about $40 less than the E6550. The unlocked multiplier comes with a mark-up of about $20 compared to the standard 5000+, which is also available using the G2 stepping.

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    gowens , July 29, 2008 6:45 PM
    what kind of cooling system is needed to overclock to 3.1 Ghz? I'm buying a barebones kit with this CPU but no heatsink/fan.
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    Cursedeyes , August 1, 2008 3:00 AM
    this article is very helpful, but my bios lets me increase the cpu voltage in increments of 5 mV up to 600mV . so how much to i out it up in order to equal 1.450 V?
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    falchard , August 10, 2008 3:17 AM
    1000 milliVolts = 1 volt

    1450mV is my guess.
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    Anonymous , August 14, 2008 3:04 PM
    what heatsink fan was used for this? stock X2?
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    Koshi , August 25, 2008 8:27 PM
    This article was helpful in making my decision to buy this processor, but I have a problem when overclocking it (first time overclocking). My pheonix award bios on my m2n sli board wont let me increase the cpu voltage past 1.325, and I want to know if there's anyway I can increase it. I can only get to 14.5x multiplier at this voltage.
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    Anonymous , September 8, 2008 3:05 AM
    Hi,

    Great article. I am new to OC, and have the 5000+ Black Edition and I am running it in an Asus M2N-SLI with a Zerotherm Butterfly CPU cooler. CPU according to HWMonitor, Core 0 is running at about 18C and Core 2 is at about 19 so heat shouldn't be a problem. Memory currently is Patriot 1GB PC2 5300 667mhz but in a couple days I will be adding 4 GB of OCZ SLI Ready Edition Dual Channel DDR2 800 Mhz . My question, is will the 667 Patriot memory that I currently have work if I overclock to 3.0, and would the OCZ 800 be adequate to OC to 3.2 ?

    Second, I've not done this before, from what I can gather here I can just change the multiplier in BIOS without messing with voltages if I don't go beyond 3.1 which would be achived by using a 15.5 multiplier.

    Thanks for the information here and any tips...

    **agroberts@knology.net**
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    hellspawnpr , September 22, 2008 4:37 PM
    I have this CPU , been very happy with it so far. I have it at 3.2ghz running smoothly. I put a gigabyte GIGABYTE GH-PDU22-SC EVR Sleeve CPU Cooler only cost 23.00 has my cpu at 32c idle
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    Skiscola , December 1, 2008 7:20 PM
    I can only get mine to a 14.5 multiplier I have a M2N-SLI Deluxe MOBO,CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory X2 for 4 GB, Thermaltake CL-P0075 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink. How can i get it higher without it crashing
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    Darkerson , February 12, 2013 3:59 AM
    And to think i passed this one up for a 5200+, for some god awful reasoning at the time. Ah, the good old days!