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5000+ BE or regular 6000+

Scart

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My old 4200+ processor is really starting to limit me, so I'm thinking of a little upgrade as the am2 processors are pretty cheap now. I'm just wondering if the 5000+ black edition will offer more for overclocking and 20 bucks cheaper, or if it would be better to just get the 6000+ for 20 bucks more and 400 more mhz.

What do you guys think?
 

sswilson

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If previous AMD lines are any indication you'll get just as much (or more because of the unlocked multi) out of the 5000+ as you will out of the 6000+.

Their final offerings in a particular socket tend to offer the same performance as earlier chips, they're just binned higher.
 

geokilla

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Did you overclock your 4200+? Assuming you have a good chip, it should reach 2.7Ghz easily.

I've read that the 5000+ BE can get up to 3Ghz easily. However, is it worth it to spend like $70 on a new CPU? That's the question you gotta answer.
 

Scart

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I had overclocked it previously and i got it up to 2.64. Then my hard drive crashed and I really don't feel like messing with that again. I'm just gunna upgrade and then go from there.

And I only have a medium-sized cooler master hyper tx2 to cool it, so heat may prevent me from pushing the 5000+ too far.
 

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My 5000+ BE sits @ 3.2ghz since the day it come out of the box and that was with a simple multiplyer change to 16 and a bump in voltage 1.4125 in the bios runs smooth and cool on a TRUE. Also for 70 dollars you can't go wrong with that it will even chase down a phenom or 2 in certain situations.
 
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