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Windows 7: which phenom black

22 Jun 2011   #1
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
which phenom black

hi folks
just after a little advice again. im gonna buy an AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition. i was originally gonna get the 965 3.4Ghz but im thinkin i may get the 955 3.2Ghz instead.
i mainly use my pc for gaming. (battlefield3 on the horizon) and burning,copying movies.
so my questions r. is there much difference in performance between the 2?
will the stock heatsink b ok? it looks it. or should i go for Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler?
this is the mobo im using Gigabyte 880GA-UD3H rev 3.1

thanks in advance for ur help folks


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22 Jun 2011   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No, there won't be any noticeable difference between 3.2Ghz and 3.4 Ghz, but they are very close in price, so go with the 965 Black Edition. I have one and ran it to 4.0Ghz, but I don't play games.

Just checked Newegg and there is $21USD difference.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For a little extra I would go for the 1090T
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22 Jun 2011   #4
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Either would be a good choice, but like Britton said for $21, go for the 965 Black. If you are not going to OC, the stock cooler would be OK. If you are I suggest an aftermarket cooler. Check out the reviews on the Artic freezer and look at the Hyper 212+ also.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

cheers chaps. as u say ive found that the price is only a couple of difference. on ebuyer they r the same price. so may aswell get the 965. and no it will b a few yrs b4 i think about overclockin anythin. ive no need at the min.
cheers folks
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01 Jul 2011   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

hi all
a bit of advice for anyone planning on gettin a phenom 965 BE. DONT use the stock HSF it is sooo loud. its doing my nut right in, need a freezer
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01 Jul 2011   #7
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I recommend Zalman and Thermaltake CPU coolers
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01 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I am using This Enzotech. It was easy to install, cools well, and can be mounted in different directions. I have mine mounted so the air flow goes over my RAM sticks.
The stock cooler is noisy because it has such a tiny fan thereby needing to run at jet speed to get the airflow up.
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01 Jul 2011   #9
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

agreed! lol i havent got enzotech money does look the part tho. im ordering an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 2moz which i believe can b mouted sideways too. i only installed my cpu on weds using the pre applied thermal paste n my idle temp is still a tad high 44c @idle and 55c ingame. is my temp likely to come down anymore? ive also ordered some arctic silver5 is there much difference between that and the pre applied one? it looked a tad thick.
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01 Jul 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes, Arctic Silver is supposed to be very good, it is what I used too. The factory paste is not very good. Just put a rice-size glop of the Arctic in the center of the CPU, lower the cooler on it and apply some pressure while rotating it and tighten it up. don't take it off to see if it spread, it does. I've had to use a screwdriver to pry a cooler off using this method. Works very well. You will be, well, cool, man.
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