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Which Cpu?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:27 pm

Im looking to build a new system with either one of these cpu's, AMD CPU HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz AM3 125W Retail or AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDX840WFGMBOX. Which do you guys think is better with this motherboard ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD?
 
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Re: Which Cpu?

Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:46 pm

The Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition has 6 MiB of level 3 cache and an unlocked multiplier. The "Phenom II X4 840" is actually the same as the "Athlon II X4" processors. Unlike every other Phenom II processor, It has no level 3 cache.

Are you set on that motherboard? Would you consider the Asus M5A97, instead?
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Re: Which Cpu?

Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:06 am

Well im not set on only the ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3, if the board youre linking is far superior and only a few bucks more like im seeing?
 
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Re: Which Cpu?

Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:58 am

AM3+ compatibility gives you a bit of future-proofing, if you think you might upgrade the CPU down the road.
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Re: Which Cpu?

Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:26 am

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AM3+ compatibility gives you a bit of future-proofing, if you think you might upgrade the CPU down the road.


Yeah I defiantly like that option, thanks for that point, will defiantly be going with that motherboard and black edition cpu.
 
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Re: Which Cpu?

Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:24 am

Hey I read on a feedback comment on the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition it required a higher watt or something that some mother boards that say its compatible, did not actually provide enough power. (aka one was like 90watts and the others were like 125?) Can anyone clearify if Asus M5A97 is enough power for the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, im not seeing anywhere on the mb description.
 
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Re: Which Cpu?

Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:27 am

Taski wrote:
Hey I read on a feedback comment on the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition it required a higher watt or something that some mother boards that say its compatible, did not actually provide enough power. (aka one was like 90watts and the others were like 125?) Can anyone clearify if Asus M5A97 is enough power for the Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition, im not seeing anywhere on the mb description.

According to this page it looks like the 125W X4 955 is supported. I also see the 140W X4 965 on that list, so the VRMs should still have a little headroom even with a 125W CPU installed.
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Re: Which Cpu?

Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:05 pm

I was thinking of getting this mb ASUS M5A87 AM3+ AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, and this cpu AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz, everything look compatible? Or how about the newer model ASUS M5A97 EVO AM3+, I want to get this one more so but am hearing alot of compatibility issues with ram?

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