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Old 05-04-2006, 10:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need to know, because im about to buy a fx55 that i can clock to about 3.7 but if it sucks nuts at 05 then i dont want it? anybody know?
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Actually if you're going to oc, i recommend getting a opteron 170/165 and watercooling, instead of spending all of that money on a single core cpu.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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umm yea thats what i was contemplating. currently looking for a 170 0550 VPMW. anyone got one? lol.

so it does benefit from dual core or what?
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you're buying a card so it will do well in 05? i think you're missing th point of benchmarking. don't buy components so they'll get you good scores in a benchmark test, look at the games you play and see if they'll benefit from at an X2 processor. suppose 05 did benefit; if the games you play dont, then its pointless.
and no, i don't think 05 benefits from X2.
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umm...yea, i dont want to get in this arguement again. just answer the question and dont tell me which parts to buy.
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Ok a fx-55 at 3.7ghz is god like if its even possible. I dont know so I am not going to say it is or isnt. People say that its worth getting a dual core now and not wait till later when youll regret it. Right now single cores do better in games. I just looked up and it says for benchmarks it is better to get a dual core. A x2 3800 or a opty 165 seem to get decent oc's. People easily seem to hit fx-60 speeds with 165 and x2 4200, 4400 speeds with the x2 3800. For BENCHMARKING, get a DUAL CORE!


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Right now single cores do better in games.
it is completely false. that is because people compare processors by price. if you compare a dual core at the same clock speed to a single core then you'll see that the dual cores actually have a slight advantage in general and a massive advantage in multi-threaded games. i'd also like to point out that there is a dual core match for every single core clock speed except the FX-57.
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Ok a fx-55 at 3.7ghz is god like if its even possible.
http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=80043. cant find the 3.7 link but heres 3.5.

Also I think i might just go with an opty 170. but i really want a good stepping. and newegg doesnt show theres.
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i hate to say it but if you want a specific stepping people sell good stepings on ebay and test it and they usually tell you how far they clocked it.
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[answering your question] It is possible to hit thouse speeds like 3.7ghz but the cooling you need is impracticle for more than a few hours. The voltage will kill the CPU if used for any longer than to test it for a very short time.
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