Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 16 of 19

Thread: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

  1. #1
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    I have an athlon II x3 445 which unlocks to full quad core with all the 6mb l3 cache. Any ideas what it would go for if I wanted to sell? £60?
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  2. #2
    Not a good person scaryjim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    15,111
    Thanks
    1,210
    Thanked
    2,255 times in 1,855 posts
    • scaryjim's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Dell Inspiron
      • CPU:
      • Core i5 8250U
      • Memory:
      • 1x 8GB DDR4 2400
      • Storage:
      • 128GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Radeon R5 230
      • PSU:
      • Battery/Dell brick
      • Case:
      • Dell Inspiron 5570
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 15" 1080p laptop panel

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Tricky. First off I'm not sure if the chip would be equally unlockable on any motherboard (the supports unlocking, obviously) or if results vary from board to board. I'd personally be very wary of a buying a chip for unlocking even if the previous owner could provide CPU-Z screenshots showing the unlock, in case my mobo just didn't like it.

    So personally, I wouldn't pay more for it because it unlocked. That said, I would happily pay £45 - £50 for it second hand anyway, because it's a damn good chip

    I suppose on ebay you might get a couple of people bidding it up though.


    Oh, and if you were thinking of selling it on these good forums, don't forget that "no profit" rule...

  3. Received thanks from:

    nibbler (14-12-2010)

  4. #3
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Ah that's right. Well seeing as I have a slight rep here I could sell it for original price I guess, and post CPU-Z screenshtos etc. Not going to list on ebay anyway.
    Also, if it unlocks on my cheap as chips 760G MSI board I'd assume that it would unlock on most AM3 boards with the right Chipset.
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  5. #4
    Moosen CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Not here
    Posts
    28,942
    Thanks
    3,218
    Thanked
    4,507 times in 3,476 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Why are you selling the CPU??


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  6. #5
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Well I would only sell in order to get a 1055T to double my PPD. Because this is an unlocked CPU, it will not OC and I'ms cared to even try, so if I get a 1055T 95W and up the clock to 3.5 it should mroe than double my ppd
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  7. #6
    Moosen CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Not here
    Posts
    28,942
    Thanks
    3,218
    Thanked
    4,507 times in 3,476 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    The Phenom II X6 when overclocked can consume quite a bit of power so even with the 95W version I would be careful with your current motherboard. I would make sure that the VRMs have some decent cooling too when overclocking.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  8. Received thanks from:

    nibbler (14-12-2010)

  9. #7
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    How would I manage that? Is there a heatsink I can buy? Or just plenty of fans around there? I have lots of fans taking heat away from CPU area so that should help.
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  10. #8
    Moosen CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Not here
    Posts
    28,942
    Thanks
    3,218
    Thanked
    4,507 times in 3,476 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    You can get heatsinks for the VRMs and/or point a cooling fan at them.


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  11. Received thanks from:

    nibbler (14-12-2010)

  12. #9
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Where would I get VRM heatsinks Cat? Sorry for being such a noob about this
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  13. #10
    Moosen CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Not here
    Posts
    28,942
    Thanks
    3,218
    Thanked
    4,507 times in 3,476 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    You could try using some RAM heatsinks such as the following:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/therm...or-hr-03revav2


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

  14. Received thanks from:

    nibbler (14-12-2010)

  15. #11
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    If they're going to make a difference I'll get them next time I order from scan. Thinking very seriously about taking the plunge and getting a 95W 1055t...
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  16. #12
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Little bump.
    What about mobo + cpu for £110 or so
    Got the cpu to 3.84GHz @ 1.45vcore and 4 cores/all the cache. I could leave cpu in socket with battery in to save settings. Think this is realistic?
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  17. #13
    Senior Member Max Tractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,248
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    41 times in 38 posts
    • Max Tractor's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA890GXE
      • CPU:
      • 95w 1055T@x4-3.5Ghz-1.15v
      • Memory:
      • Samsung Green 30nm low voltage 2x4GB@1.26v
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 3 60GB-Sandisk Extreme 240GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7850 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic SS-1050XM
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster elite 120(Modd)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ EW2430

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would make sure that the VRMs have some decent cooling too when overclocking.
    This is essential, especially when oc, the vrm get astoundingly hot, and most probably the board would throttle(my Asus M4A785D-M PRO) does. I run 125w/95w 1055t both are heavy on vrm

  18. #14
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    no throttling atm
    bought some ramsinks too which I will install soon.
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


  19. #15
    Senior Member Max Tractor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,248
    Thanks
    44
    Thanked
    41 times in 38 posts
    • Max Tractor's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Biostar TA890GXE
      • CPU:
      • 95w 1055T@x4-3.5Ghz-1.15v
      • Memory:
      • Samsung Green 30nm low voltage 2x4GB@1.26v
      • Storage:
      • Corsair 3 60GB-Sandisk Extreme 240GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 7850 2GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic SS-1050XM
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster elite 120(Modd)
      • Monitor(s):
      • BenQ EW2430

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    did you get 95w x6, is it oc. With folding and the full load, the hs are a good idea. Both my 1055t(crunching wcg) are at 3.8/4.0 and not only sinked but fans directly blowing too.

  20. #16
    Pre-Cambrian nibbler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    3,668
    Thanks
    913
    Thanked
    266 times in 216 posts
    • nibbler's system
      • CPU:
      • i5-2410m
      • Memory:
      • 6GB ddr3 1333mhz
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Plextor M5S SSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB 6650M
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64 bit

    Re: price check: Unlockable athlon II x3

    nah but that's what I would get if I sold this. Pffft get folding with that CPU! Hexus needs you....
    Join the HEXUS Folding@home Team!!


Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Proposed athlon system - some component help please
    By asdicus in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 15-08-2005, 06:53 PM
  2. AMD Athlon 64 FX-57
    By Rys in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-07-2005, 03:44 PM
  3. Price Check: Athlon 64 3000+ 0517DPMW
    By arthurleung in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18-07-2005, 07:35 AM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-07-2005, 03:58 PM
  5. Price Check - Drives n Chips
    By 0iD in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-03-2004, 04:13 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •