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Topic Title: Would this be a worthwhile upgrade - X6 1055T to a 975 Black Edition
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Created On: 04/01/2012 03:10 PM
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 04/01/2012 03:10 PM
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Two year old system. Want to keep my costs down on what I intend to change. Would you consider a 975 BE an upgrade or more of a lateral change? By specs it is faster. On Tom's Hardware CPU comparisons charts nothing(at least obvious to me) jumps out as a reason to change but I suspect its more my lack of knowledge than anything else.
I use the system for normal day to day usage and games. Graphics card is a 5770.

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 04/03/2012 11:27 AM
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That would not be an upgrade, but rather a down grade IMHO. You can OC the 1055T to match the 975BE frequency without even needing to up your vcore. Stick with what you have currently. If you want to upgrade anything, purchase a new graphics card or purchase another 5770 and crossfire them.

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 04/03/2012 03:38 PM
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Thanks for the response Canis-X. I've never done overclocking before. I would like to try doing it in baby steps. Which values would you suggest I tweak if I can ask you? The mb is a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3. As for the graphics card I thought to upgrade to a 6870. Price is right.


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 04/03/2012 08:52 PM
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Baby steps is the best way to start. The first question for you is, are you using the stock cooler on your CPU? If the answer is yes, then do not go any farther with your OC'ing interests until you upgrade to a quality after market cooler (http://benchmarkreviews.com/in...=view&id=447&Itemid=62). The reason I ask is because the stock cooler that comes with the CPU is only designed/engineered to handle the CPU at stock settings, if you want to go faster that means you will be running hotter and will need a CPU cooler that is designed to handle the extra thermal load.

If you aren't using the stock cooler or you have now replaced it Please read through this thread. It is full of useful information and instructions that have been already typed out by some very knowledgeable people.....saves me the trouble of rehashing.

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 04/04/2012 12:25 PM
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Yep running the stock fan... So I will put a new cooler on the list! Will read your suggested thread.

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 04/04/2012 04:58 PM
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No worries! Let us know how it goes!

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