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Old August 24, 2009, 11:38 PM
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I am window shopping as I have abit of money coming my way, and i was looking at these procs. I can't seem to see the diff between them other then Ghz bump... is it a slightly diff core or revision?
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Old August 24, 2009, 11:52 PM
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I believe the 975 overclocks better than the 965. But IMO its DEFINATELY not worth the price difference and if I had the money I would just save the extra bucks and get a 945 or even a 920, for they ALL overclock really well.
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I'm a sucker for the unlocked multiplier. *points to his current cpu* but your right, the extra money isnt worth it.
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975 is also D0 stepping.
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That is what makes it a little better at OC'ing. yes?
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D0 is a better wafer yield and has some revisions in power distribution in the chip. You should see some gains in overclocking with these D0 chips, but not too much to really worry about C0 vs. D0.
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In other words, the extra $300 for a slightly better stepping of the original chip is simply not worth it.
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Well, you can also make the argument that the extra $700 over a 920 isn't worth it either, especially if you won't be using anything stronger than water to cool it.
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Well, you can also make the argument that the extra $700 over a 920 isn't worth it either, especially if you won't be using anything stronger than water to cool it.
Yup. I would say 920 and oc it. You'll hit 965/975 speeds (and then some) anyways. ANYTHING higher then a 920 is dumb to buy if you plan on OC'ing. JMO tho.
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