Originally Posted by hat
yeah I know bf2 won't benefit from quads. but other games I have, like crysis, will, and so will F@H and various video editing programs I sometimes use. besides, at 2.6ghz quad and 2.6ghz dual, the quad should be faster even in bf2 just because of the fact that quads handle multiple processes better. that and phenom is faster than athlon clock for clock.
besides, I hope to overclock to 3GHz with this cpu, something I couldn't do with my F2 stepping athlon.
im not trying to put you down but get a 9500 phenom to 3ghz is going to be a pretty tough feat as are very, very bad ocers and with that mobo...
. anyway good luck
here is the world oc of a phenom 9500 http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=364360
see that the mobo is one of the best amd motherboard and barely pass the 3ghz mark, so in that mobo u have i think that ur max oc will be 2.8 with A LOT OF LUCK