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Old September 16, 2009, 01:44 PM
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bad move

AMD pretty much just shaft everyone that has a 1-2 month dual core athlon II in there system
Dude that's business. You can't expect them to wait 4 or 5 months then drop the prices. To stay competitive they have no choice to drop prices.
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Old September 16, 2009, 02:00 PM
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Intel screwed AMD over with their Core i5 and i7. AMD can do nothing but release products like these and drop prices on their CPUs for the time being.

Again, I hope AMD stays competitive and doesn't go bankrupt. According to the admin of Legit Reviews, it seems that AMD's stock is actually rising. Of course, there could be many factors to this, but wow.

So to get back on topic...I want this CPU! Quad core for the cheap without having to worry bout whether it'll unlock or not! Plus it's rumored that the early Athlon II X4 are based on the Phenom cores, so I wonder if you can unlock the L3 cache of those CPUs. I also wonder how it'll overclock as the new Athlons mature and how it'll compare to my overclocked E7200.

Edit: Wonder what folding is like on them. I assume it supports Virtualization?

Hmm. Legit Reviews seem to have gotten a nice overclock out of their Athlon II X4 630. AMD Athlon II X4 620 and Athlon II X4 630 Processor Review - Overclocking the Athlon II X4 630 - Legit Reviews
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Old September 16, 2009, 06:08 PM
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Incredibly tempting. Still, part of me wants to try and unlock the Sempron Sargeras 140 and overclock it's face off.
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I have an Athlon II X4 620 right here beside me .
It also has some friends... a Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H and 4GB Cricial DDR3.
Coolermaster Elite 330 case is on its way.
Just need to buy a HDD, PSU, and DVD/RW before I get to test it out.

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I have an athlon x4 620 assembled a week ago for a friend.

installing windows right now

Anything I should try before I send it to my friend?
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