[olug] [OT] CPU upgrade comments?

Kevin D. Snodgrass kdsnodgrass at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 3 18:11:17 UTC 2010

--- On Wed, 11/3/10, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> wrote:
> I'm looking to update my current
> system.  The motherboard supports a AMD AM3
> CPU, so I'm looking to move from my old AMD X2 3000 CPU to
> an AMD Phenom II
> X4 965 CPU.  (NewEgg:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727)
> Before I pull the trigger and purchase it, is there a
> better
> bang-for-the-buck option I should look at?

Not going to beat it by much.  Here are two at MWave:

Two more cores, slower speed:
AMD HDT55TFBGRBOX PHENOM II X6 1055T PROCESSOR 2800MHZ 9MB (6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3) AM3 125W Processor

Slightly slower (.2GHz), but cheaper!:
AMD HDZ955FBGMBOX Phenom II X4 quad core 955 3.2ghz black edition processor w/8mb cache 125w 64-bit socket am3 retail boxed w/ cooling fan

Also note that the second one includes cooling fan, which is worth US$20+.

Kevin D. Snodgrass


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