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Topic Title: why is there a 10 dollar price difference between these two cpus?
Topic Summary: both amd 955 be
Created On: 12/20/2009 11:43 AM
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 12/20/2009 11:43 AM
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mrpervie
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what is the differance between the two one shows the voltage range the other does not...did i make a mistake by getting the cheaper one...






http://www.newegg.com/Product/...3-674-_-Product



http://www.newegg.com/Product/..._-19-103-808-_-Product

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 12/20/2009 12:09 PM
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or can one be undervolted?is that the difference? for a lower idle? more efficient?im worried..i do not want to be limited to over clocking..can some one please tell me i didnt screw myself

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 12/20/2009 12:49 PM
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I just looked on AMD's CPU listing, and there are 2 different Revisions to that cpu, so my guess is the cheaper one is the older revision ( C2 ) and the more expensive is the newer ( C3 ) Revision. But im not 100 percent sure on that.

http://products.amd.com/en-us/...ide.aspx?id=618&id=532

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 12/20/2009 12:59 PM
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ok thanks for your help...that actually is a relief ...meaning i should not be limited then

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 12/20/2009 07:44 PM
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The first 955 (up to 1.50v CPU voltage) is the C2 version.
The second one is the newer C3 version which requires less CPU voltage, I believe 1.40v.
The C3 will run cooler and in theory, overclock better because of cooler operating temps.

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C3 also allows for the use of 4 sticks of DDR3 @ 1333 due to an improved IMC. Easiest way to tell is the C2 will be GI and C3 will be GM. So while you didn't go wrong with the C2, if you had the $10 to spend then it would've been nicer to have the C3 If you are with in your time frame, you could exchange it for the C3 version.

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