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965 upgrade?

upgrade to the 125W 965 black?

  • YES!!

    Votes: 32 76.2%
  • No.

    Votes: 1 2.4%
  • wait and see what happens with the 6-core procs

    Votes: 6 14.3%
  • other

    Votes: 3 7.1%

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#1
I'm really close to jumping on the new 125W phenom II 965 black for $195. I've had my 6400+ for a couple years now and I'm ready to move on... the only thing i'd regret is if the six-core procs next year come out on am3, but if they're on a new socket then i wouldn't be effected.

as far as the upgrade goes, i hope to run the 965 at 3.8 - 4.0ghz. even without an oc, it would dance circles around my 6400+ (which is comparable to intel E6xxx or E5xxx series afik)

it would be going into my current am2+ board.
 
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#2
I've played with the warmer one and it's a great chip. You should love the new 965.
 
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#3
Yeah go for it dude, you will notice a massive performance increase, should be sweet! goodluck:D
 
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#5
Yes.. Sounds like a all day upgrade to me.
You will be suprised how much faster it will be.
 
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#6
from what it sounds like i should be able to hit 4.0 just with a multiplier and vcore bump... i like the sounds of that. even 4.2 is possible with slightly more vcore and 1x higher multi....

it's ordered. ya i didn't need much convincing :laugh:
 

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#7
yea take it from me i went from a X2 4400+ am2 running at 2.7-2.9 depending on heat and windsor cores were slightly faster then brisbanes anyway the upgrade from the x2 to the 940Be and even at 3.0-3.4ghz it stomps the hell out of m X2 4400 rig and thats just the 940 the 965 is even more beastly
 
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#8
You will be extremely happy with it im sure. BTW I love your avatar, Good looking 4 cyl.
 

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#9
Why not! if your board supports it.
 

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#10
I had this option this week as well and went with a AMD 250(3.0Ghz dual core) I dont see a point till ur ready to get a proper mobo (something that will take full advantage of the 965)

Its not like the 6400+ is a POS...(I miss mine)
 

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#11
I have a 965 125W that i just upgraded from a 940BE 140w and it overclocks with ease!
 

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#12
I read some where that the six core is going to be AM3 socket.... but hell ya go for the C3 965.. you wont regret it
 
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#13
Get a 955. The 965 is over priced.
 
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#14
What are you going to be doing that requires a 6 core processor? Get the 965-955.
 
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#15
HUGE upgrade if your coming from a 6400+ like the others said you'll love it!
 

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#16
What are you going to be doing that requires a 6 core processor? Get the 965-955.
Does it really matter?
6 cores, you can do whatever you want lol
 
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#17
For $30 cheaper I say go for the 955. 200 Mhz is not worth $30. This is money to be used toward and stupid huge cooler you can beat goats to death with.
 

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#18
Get a 955. The 965 is over priced.
20 dollars that much over priced?
I doubt it..... especially if its a C3 revision.... clock baby clock hehheehe
 

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#19
Went from a Phenom 9650 to the 965 C3 and its a night and day difference. Just sold my coworker my other 965 a few hours ago.
 
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#20
I had picked up the 965 140w a few weeks before the C3 came out. I toyed with the idea of selling it & buying the C3.
 
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#21
well i bit the hook on the C3 965 for $195. IMO the C3 will be worth the money over a 955...

i'll be putting the 965 in my am2+ board and hopefully hit 4.0ghz. then next year, i'll have to option to switch to an 890FX board for ddr3, sata3, usb3, etc as an upgrade :) man i love how easy amd has made the upgrade path...
 
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#22
AMD rulez as usual, very simple hardware options:D
 
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#23
AMD rulez as usual, very simple hardware options:D
hijacking my own thread: how hot does your NB get on your i7 board? my friends is at 3.5 and his NB runs pretty hot too, on a p6t deluxe, i think 40C or so...
 
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#24
It totally depends on the games you play as to whether its worth it or not. Until July I had an X2 6400+ paired with an 8800 GTX. They were well matched and my main games are WoW, LotRO, Fallout 3, a modded Oblivion and other RPGs. My monitor is also a 1680x1050. I built a new PC with a Phenom II X4 955 paired with a GTX 260 (216). I'm happy with it, but since I really don't have any games that would push the envelope I feel it was kind of a waste. Should have waited another year.