AMD or Intel 25 replies

Please wait...

Guest

I didn't make it!

0 XP

 
#1 9 years ago

Hi all just wondering if you can overclock a AMD 6000+ duel core? Also I wanted some opinions on whether to go with the AMD Phenom II Black Edition with the Gigabyte MA790GP-DS4H or go with the ASUS Striker II Extreme? At the moment I'm running the 6000+ on a Gigabyte GAM61PM-S2. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

Wanna go Double Dutch?

735,271 XP

9th December 2003

0 Uploads

71,460 Posts

0 Threads

#2 9 years ago

Offtopic but are you the BiteMe we all know and (I assume) love? =p If so, why are you using an other account? The issue some had of being unable to login on their accounts should have been resolved: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=399208

If this isn't the BiteMe with the cowboy avatar and all: ignore me. =p I guess I could do an IP check but I'm a bit lazy... hehehe.

Edit: Hmm I guess you ain't Bite_Me!!. Nevermind me then. :lookaround:




Andron Taps Forum Mod

Faktrl is Best Pony

261,496 XP

10th September 2007

4 Uploads

21,740 Posts

1,754 Threads

#3 9 years ago
Admiral Donutz;4891505Edit: Hmm I guess you ain't Bite_Me!!. Nevermind me then. :lookaround:

:lol::rofl::lol:, anyways yes you can overclock it, but you must be extremely careful with overclocking the CPU. And as for deciding the best CPU if money ISN'T an issue, then go with the striker II and get an Intel i7, otherwise get an AMD mobo, and get the Phenom II. Found one on newegg not long ago:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471


"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.



yellowboy06

Semper Fidelis

50 XP

5th January 2009

0 Uploads

467 Posts

0 Threads

#4 9 years ago

AMD for the price.

Intel for the power but, costing a couple grand...

Winner: AMD...




Mr. Pedantic

I would die without GF

234,620 XP

8th October 2006

0 Uploads

23,127 Posts

0 Threads

#5 9 years ago

Yes, you can overclock the Athlon X2. But as computernerd said, be careful. Take the frequency up in small increments and test them thoroughly before moving on.

As for Phenom II vs i7, I say go i7. The Phenom IIs are good, but the i7 is in a completely different league. It just blows everything else away.

AMD for the price.

Intel for the power but, costing a couple grand...

Winner: AMD...

It is entirely possible to build a perfectly reasonable Core i7-based system for $1500. Sure, with the Phenom-based system of a similar price you will be able to spend more on a graphics card, hard drives, or peripherals. But it's not that much to spend for all this extra power and futureproofing. All up, it's probably about $250-300 difference between Phenom II and Core i7.




>Omen<

Modern Warfare

50 XP

1st January 2005

0 Uploads

7,395 Posts

0 Threads

#6 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4891708All up, it's probably about $250-300 difference between Phenom II and Core i7.

And well worth it, esp if you keep your system for at least 3 yrs, which you more likely will if it's built with plenty o powa! (in an echoing from heaven sort of voice) zeussmile.jpg




kow_ciller

Gettin' hardware chilly

50 XP

16th June 2004

0 Uploads

5,787 Posts

0 Threads

#7 9 years ago

Phenom II +4870x2 plz. For that $250-300 difference you can run tri-fire or quad-fire instead. The processor makes little to no difference when it comes to gaming. However, if you do a bunch of video and graphic work get the i7.

Also, the Striker II extreme is a Core2 board. Its a little to late to be going core2 if you're barely doing a build right now unless you find a steal on a board/cpu.




*The.Doctor

Trust me, I'm a Doctor

102,440 XP

25th November 2003

0 Uploads

9,964 Posts

0 Threads

#8 9 years ago
Hi all just wondering if you can overclock a AMD 6000+ duel core?

Which version? There were a couple difference 6000+ models. Is this the old Windsor core version (3.0Ghz), or the newer Brisbane (3.1Ghz) model? Either way your not going to get a whole lot out of them. Maybe 3.3Ghz or a little higher on air. My 5400+ (2.8Ghz) will only do a little over 3.1 stable.

Your much better off getting a Phenom II Black Edition like the X4 940 or the new socket AM3 X4 955. Those should do 3.6-3.8Ghz if not higher just fine.

As for Phenom II vs i7, I say go i7. The Phenom IIs are good, but the i7 is in a completely different league. It just blows everything else away.

It depends on what your using it for. In a gaming rig the only real difference your going to notice is in the price. The i7 is not much better than the Phenoms or high end Core 2 Quads in gaming, which is pretty dissapointing considering how much a i7, the X58 mobo, and DDR3 ram is going to cost you.

All up, it's probably about $250-300 difference between Phenom II and Core i7.

That's a hell of a big difference. That could mean the difference between a slow ass graphics card or something like a X2 or 295, more ram, bigger HDD, ect.




Andron Taps Forum Mod

Faktrl is Best Pony

261,496 XP

10th September 2007

4 Uploads

21,740 Posts

1,754 Threads

#9 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4891785 +4870x2 plz.

No thanks, I've seen how much power they require, I'd just stick to a standard 4870.


"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.



Mr. Pedantic

I would die without GF

234,620 XP

8th October 2006

0 Uploads

23,127 Posts

0 Threads

#10 9 years ago
That's a hell of a big difference. That could mean the difference between a slow ass graphics card or something like a X2 or 295, more ram, bigger HDD, ect.

Meh. I'm happy with my i7 and 4870. I don't play that many games anyway, so I don't really feel the need for an all-powerful GPU. Though if you guys feel different, then I understand.