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Old 10-02-2008, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am stuck with an old am2 board, so my only option is a faster amd x2.

This is saying "new" on newegg, besides the 3.1ghz what is special about it? I don't think its the black edition where the multipliers are unlocked for overclocking, but I could be wrong...

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 89W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

or is this a better buy?

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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The black edition is the better buy.
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Definately go the black edition.
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Aight cool guys thanks.
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yeah my 5000+ is great, gets about 3.3Ghz stable havent seen any go further than that before.
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The 5800+ is also pretty good
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any BE chip will be good besides the 6000+ just make sure its 65nm and be and you will be set for a nice overclock.
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AMD’s best Dual core ever?! Athlon 6500 (Kuma) review - Expreview.com

Why can't I find this for sale anywhere?!

EDIT: the power consumption is like a Phenom....
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I'lll prolyl go with the black edition and OC to like 3.0ghz or something. I read on a review this guy needed a BIOS update? Is it likely I will need one? Cuz if so I have NO idea what to do.
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black edition. I'm trying so hard to get to 3.4GHz on my 5000+. I will one day and be stable.
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