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CPU Upgrade?

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#1 joe531


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:16 PM

I'm wondering if there would be any benefit in going from my 7850BE to an X2 240. I know the reduction in heat would be good but would there be any performance increase at all? I tried overclocking and all it gets me are blue screens so I don't mind going to a non-BE cpu.

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:05 PM

are we talking this chip? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...lon%20X2%207850. Im assuming BE stands for black edition not brisbane, so Im going to say no it wouldnt. the 7850 is the Kuma Core, based on the phenom chip and features 3 layers of cache, and, being the black edition means it has an unlocked multiplier which is great if your an overclocker (Im not) while the 240 is pretty much just a new version of dual core, only has 2 layers of cache and has a locked multiplier. If you ask me, the 7850 is probably the better CPU and would be the one I would stay with. if for nothing else the level 3 cache makes it worth it. Unless of course you plan on switching to a quad core, you got a good CPU.



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#3 joe531

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:11 PM

Oh ok good, I'll stick with my current cpu. Thanks!

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