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Standard User _fruit_loop_
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 02-Jul-11 06:50:14
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New AMD CPU & Motherboard


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I'm looking to buy a new AMd CPU and Motherboard,

I'm thinking of a AMD Phenom II X6 Six Core 1100T Black Edition 3.30GHz (Socket AM3) CPU and Gigabyte GA-880GM-UD2H AMD 880G (Socket AM3) microATX DDR3 Motherboard

Any thoughts, not to intrested in Intel CPUs..

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Standard User 12eason
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 02-Jul-11 07:26:10
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Re: New AMD CPU & Motherboard


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Intel cpus are great and gigabyte boards suck.
Standard User gmoorc
(member) Sat 02-Jul-11 08:36:03
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Re: New AMD CPU & Motherboard


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I've just bought the same board with a 955 black. Also have the same chip in an Asus board.
Both overclocked to 3.6 and undervolted with no problems.

The only slight niggles I have with the Gigabyte board are that the power light doesn't flash when in sleep mode (Not the end of the world but it bugs me smile) and the cpu temperature sensor seems to rise and fall a lot causing the fan speed to ramp up and down.
I know that sounds normal but the Asus doesn't have the same issue

Not a problem if you have a decent quiet cooler with a 'flatish' fan profile.

Any reason you don't want Intel? If you can run to the extra MB cost I would get an i5 k chip unless the extra 2 cores of the phenom will be specifically useful for you.

You have to be careful with the chipsets though.

H67 = Integrated graphics
P67 = Overclock multiplier
Z68 = Both of the above


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