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FX 53 - Skt 939

Soldato
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Hello there. My freind is selling me an FX 53. He's giving it to me for £40. The question I ask is has it still got life in the chip?
As in, does it still preform powerfully?
I'm hoping to replace my existing chip in my computer:
AMD Athlon 64 Winchester @ stocks
GeIL 1024mb, 1gb RAM @ stocks
HIS Excalibur x800xl @ stocks
Samsung Spinpoint 160Gb HDD
DFI UT NF4

Theres nothing wrong with my computer at the moment. It's just as it happens i've got £35 bob (i'm sure I can talk him down £5 ;) ) it's just is it worth the upgrade and will I see any noticeable differences?

Thanks for your time
 
Caporegime
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Depends how it clocks, tbh your Winchester will probably clock better if its a half decent clocker (as Winchester are 90nm whereas your FX-53 is 130nm sledgehammer core).

If your running stock then the FX-53 runs at 2.4ghz and has 1Mb of cache, so it would actually be quite nippy. And £35 is pennies, probably would cost you nothing if you sold your old CPU.
 
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VoG

VoG

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if you overclock it at all keep an eye on your cooling as those FX53's used to sling some serious heat out when pushed. them sledgehammer cores could get a might bit toasty at times. ;)
 
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