Phenom II 555 BE X2

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  1. Guinness

    Guinness Master Guru

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    Just upgraded my system.

    Went from:

    DFI NF4 Lanparty 939 SLI
    4400+
    2gig of DDR400

    To:
    ASUS AM3
    Phenom II 555 BE X2
    4gig of DDR1333
    (plus a huge CoolerMaster Cooler)

    ASUS has an easy unlocker.... just switch the switch. After my Win7 install and updates, I shutdown, and hit the switch. Rebooted to see that it unlocked one more core. Although, CPUZ says it's an X4.

    Before and After shots below....
     
  2. pooley

    pooley Member Guru

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    have you done any stress testing to see if all 4 cores are stable?
     
  3. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    How do you like the upgrade? Worth it?


    I am coming from a similar set up so let me know.

    :)
     
  4. Guinness

    Guinness Master Guru

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    No I haven't. Not yet. I will though. I've been busy installing software.

    No troubles so far. I'm curious as to why you say "4" cores? Yes, CPUz says it is a X4 in the name, but on the bottom, it only shows 3 cores. Am I misreading it?

    So far so good. Glad I got Win7 Pro, as I'm able to run older software (for example Acrobat Pro 6).

    Win7 is zippy, that's for sure.

    My challenge is, I can't really compare the hardware, 'cause my frame of reference would be the OS, but that's changed. So, I don't know if the hardware is amazingly better... know what I mean? If I kept XP on it, I'd "see" a huge performance increase. A test will come when I play CS:Source. I'm certain, I'll see a pretty significant increase in that. And, when I do some audio/video work. I'm expecting compiling time to drop dramatically (with Adobe Premier and Audition).

    So far so good though. I recommend the change. I like this board (cause it has firewire, IDE, plus all the new goodies). The cooler I bought is too big for the memory I have, but that's all fixable when I upgrade in the future. (the cooler extends over DIMM1, and with the heatseeks on this mem, they extend too high. But putting them in DIMM2 and 4, all is well.

    I'm probably going to see a big increase from my vid card, as you know, it's so CPU dependent.

    I did all this for less than $450 (plus Win7). Inexpensive, imo. :)
     

  5. pooley

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    ah yes is does says 3 cores sorry my mistake, even so 3 cores for the price of two:)
     
  6. Guinness

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    Yes! 3 cores for the price of 2. :D

    I am curious though... When I did the unlock and the system booted, it found new hardware.... 4 x's (one for each core), if I remember right. It went by fast. I didn't look yet, but I am now curious as to how many cores Windows sees.
     
  7. deltatux

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    Make sure it passes at least 10 rounds of Intel Burn Test at Maximum. If it doesn't, your cores are not stable.

    deltatux
     
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    if you go to device manager in the control panel and click on processors it should tell you how many cores windows see's.
     
  9. Guinness

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    Where do find this test? Is only Intel's the one to use?
     
  10. Guinness

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    Whelp. Yes, Windows sees 3-cores. :)

    Should I use SiSoft for the burn test? Or is there a better proggy to use?
     

  11. Scorch666

    Scorch666 Ancient Guru

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    Yes.
    Intel burn test can/is used by AMD users as well. Dont let the name put you off.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Guinness

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    Sorry for such a newb question... where do I find the program to run this burn test?
     
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