Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by WojtasRed, Mar 7, 2010.
Is there any sense to change my CPU to Phenom II 955? It`ll cost me about 42$.
just unlock it..
720 will unlocks to 955 with slight bump on the multi
It MIGHT unlock. There's no guarantees, but a good chance.
No, there`s no chance to unlock it on my MoBo.
So, change P 720 to P 955?
Depends. What do you want the extra core for? Are you just bored with your system? Is your chip a crappy overclocker?
hell yeah man, why not, its only $42
I didn`t overclock my P 720. But there are few games on 4 cores Battlefield Bad Company 2, Metro, Saboteur...
So is it a nice idea to spend 42$ for extra core and a bit higher clock?
I would say save your money if your just getting it for gaming. I would go and bump the multi up on the 720 in your bios and get it up between 3.2-3.5Ghz. You may have to bump voltage up but shouldn't be that much. Just make sure you test for stability.
So next upgrade for my rig will be AM3 next generation processor and DDR3 MoBo, right? There`s no sense to do this upgrade (720->955)?
i have the 720 be and run @ 3.6 with no voltage increase...3.74 if i bump i t to 1.4..just overclock it....
I think you should do the upgrade or look into overclocking if you don't wish to spend the cash.
You really do have a golden chip or my board is crippling my chip.
i can get it to 3.8 and boot into windows..but then get reboots...whats your chipset? mines rd770 and sb 600 southbridge...andthe scythe cpu cooler helps a ton...dropped my temps 9* c...didnt mean to crap on your thread.....but i would seriously try to oc before i buy a new chip.
How big performance boost is, when you overclock P 720 to 3,4-3,6GHz per core(3cores)?
Surprisingly enough, it is quite a big difference. Factor in a good nb oc also, 2.4+. It's quite a performer.
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