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#1 Nemo

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 09:17 PM

OCC takes a look at a pair of dual core AMD CPUs - the AMD Phenom II X2 550 and Athlon II X2 250, which support socket AM2+ and AM3 boards. You know what that means don't you? That's right, these processors support both DDR2 and DDR3 memory. Check out the review here - http://www.overclock...m2x2_athlon2x2/

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 03:12 AM

Wow, that's some die size difference between the two processors...

All of this was done on the stock AMD heatsink, right? That's impressive...

Not bad at all :)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:09 AM

Yup stock heatsink FTW :)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 05:29 AM

Which would be better to buy out of the two as my AMD Athlon64 is being outdated but can still play Cryysis well...and yes I have read the review...but is the Phenom II worth a bit extra?

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:09 AM

Which would be better to buy out of the two as my AMD Athlon64 is being outdated but can still play Cryysis well...and yes I have read the review...but is the Phenom II worth a bit extra?


I think the Phenom II is worth it. Especially when it can be overclocked so easily.

Myself wondering how Phenom II one would perform with M4N78 PRO, 3 GB DDR2 800 and 9600 GT at 1280x1024 resolution? Any ideas? :)

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 06:59 AM

I think the Phenom II is worth it. Especially when it can be overclocked so easily.

The Athlon II is not too bad either. I managed to get 3.78GHz fully stable with it.


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Posted 04 June 2009 - 07:28 AM

The Athlon II is not too bad either. I managed to get 3.78GHz fully stable with it.


I had it under liquid for a day and was getting better overclocks as well. The stock cooler gave good results but of'course better cooling will yeild better results. The Phenom II is a better of the two especially with higher cache and more headroom for overclocking.

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Posted 04 June 2009 - 10:51 AM

Wow, that's some die size difference between the two processors...


Athlon II X2's are dual cores while Phenom II X2 are quad cores with two disabled cores. That's why

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