AMD Phenom II X4 940

Gigabyte / Ga-ma790gp-ds4h
November 26, 2009 at 05:06:37
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 3.213 GHz / 3069 MB
at the moment i have a
AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB (2x1MB) L3 Cache
cpu. running sweet @ 3.2ghz.

im wondering the overclocking potential off

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition 3GHz Socket AM2+ 6MB L3 Cache Retail Boxed


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#1
November 26, 2009 at 05:57:12
You should be able to get it somewhere between 3.5 - 4.0GHz, depending on your setup. But overclocking a retail AMD CPU is a lot more complex than overclocking a black edition.

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#2
November 26, 2009 at 06:10:21
thanks jam. i can get one hear in the uk four £110.
ill have to disside if if its worth it.
is the AMD Phenom II X4 940 AM2+ the highest spec i could got with my socket AM2+ mobo

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#3
November 26, 2009 at 10:35:30
Depends on your motherboard.

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#4
November 26, 2009 at 10:58:56

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#5
November 26, 2009 at 13:41:53
So far it looks like the Phenom II X4 940 is the best you can do until the update the support list for newer Phenoms II X4's via Bios Update.

Your motherboard won't be able to support the newest Phenom II X4 965 even with a bios update to support it at least not the 140w versions which are the only versions out now, because your motherboard doesn't support that high of wattage. the highest wattage your motherboard can support is 125w processors.

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#6
December 6, 2009 at 06:08:54
it says "support four 140w cpu's" not 125w

would i benefit from getting a +am3 cpu ?


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#7
December 6, 2009 at 08:46:24
My mistake it does support 140w, just didn't scroll to the bottom.

Yeah, because if you ever wanted to move to the am3 platform later you can. If you buy an AM2+ phenom II, you won't be able to move to the am3 platform later on with that processor.

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#8
December 6, 2009 at 10:30:29
so what do you think would be a good cpu upgrade choice with the idea in overclocking it.

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#9
December 6, 2009 at 11:15:00
Depends. If you want a budget Quad Core like the Athlon II X4 620 for 100 dollars and overclock it you can do that.

Or if you want a mainstream Quad Core like the Phenom II X4 925 for under 140 dollars and overclock it you can do that as well.

All depends upon how much you want to spend.

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#10
December 6, 2009 at 11:34:53
i was looking at

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/164047

but i saw one review which said it runs fast on stock settings but won't overclock as well as


http://www.ebuyer.com/product/155714



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#11
December 6, 2009 at 11:55:50
Well if you determine something based on one review then you will never buy something, because you are going to have mix reviews on something regardless of what it is. not to mention that guy that said it won't overclock well is prob not overclocking it right. Those phenom II's will run @ 3.8ghz on air.

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