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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Ian on Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:45 pm

Dartman wrote:They also had a 9850 black edition with 4 gig of ddr2 800 for just around 100 last week, a bit less by itself, that would also be a smokin deal. I was very tempted to go for it even though this combo is new to me.


Damn, I would have been all over that. I just bought 4GB of ram from last week for $37.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Ian on Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:50 pm

It looks like the deal is still going.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.172719

It's $118 before a $20 MIR.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Dartman on Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:16 am

Hey Ian, hit slick deals, I believe there was a coupon code they posted that dropped the price a bit more. That's where I heard of the deal anyways.

Ok, here's the link http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread ... &t=1241859 I guess it was just the extra rebate, still a great deal as long as the rebate company is reliable. Probably even a great deal with out the extra 20 bucks.... still tempting but been off and on work since after X-mas what with weather and the economy right now.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Ian on Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:45 pm

This is tempting..

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.a ... C8Junction

$70 after $15 coupon code (AMD3615).
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Dartman on Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:57 pm

That's the chip I got when friend gave me this new board and memory. It has BSOD every so often but I am using win 7 and all this new gear so might also just be teething pains and setup issues. Those chips do have the TLB bug and everyone claims they are 10 to 15 percent slower with the bios fix and patches enabled.
I can't say that my issues are related to it and I just turned off the printer and file sharing because many times it seemed it would crash when my sister turned on her computer or shortly after.
Your board should support it but I think I'd still get that 9850 or even the next step up that is like around 130, I think it's a 720 phenom 2 or something like that, anyways theres a thread about it and the 9850 on slick deals.
I'm happy with this chip but if I was buying right now I'd go for at least the 9850, faster base speed and no TLB bug if that ever would be a issue for you. I was tempted to buy that myself but trying to not buy too many things with work being dead an all.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby SithTracy on Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:53 pm

I just built a Biostar TA790GX XE (mATX) with a Phenom II x3 710 for my parents... Cheap little rig and works great... Easy way to 4 cores.... As easy as enabling ACC in the BIOS. I think the Phenom II 7x0 and 8x0 are AM3, so not sure if it would work for you.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Dartman on Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:53 pm

Most of the AM2+ Asus boards support AM3, just not DDR3 so he's probably good to go, mine will. It was a smart move on AMD's part to make it backwards compatible with older boards so they could snag the low bucks upgrade crowd. I guess the new chip has the controller for either flavor as the pinout is the same so guess it was easy to add dual memory support.
Pretty sure his board does it, I think he looked it up and pretty sure I did.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Ian on Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:02 pm

I finally broke down and got a 9950 from SuperBiiz. With Bing discount, it came out to about $103 shipped. Now I just need a new hard drive or two.
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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Ian on Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:38 pm

Quad core power!!!

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Re: Recommend Processor Upgrade For AMD AM2 System

Postby Dartman on Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:48 pm

Try some video encoding and recoding, they really shine at it. My times dropped by about half compared to my old dual core 4600 939, and your chips faster then my 9600 :D
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