Originally posted by mgoldb2
The logic here is lost on me always. Yes you could overclock the 3700+ to stock fx-55 but if you overclocking already then you could overclock the fx-55 much higher then the 3700+ will go. Still making the fx-55 the much better cpu.
umm no not really. the FX-55 comes in either the Newcastle or San Diego core. the San Diego is the better core for overclocking, however the 3700+ is also a San Diego.
the only difference is that the FX-55's multiplier can also go up as well as down. the 3700+'s multiuplier can go down only.
this isn't an issue, since if anything you would be lowering the multiplier anyway, to get a higher HTT for faster memory access.
if you raise the multiplier, you will be able to get about the same maximum core speed, but you won't get the HTT as high