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mullet
10-08-06, 01:44 PM
I just ordered a FX-55 for 139.00 off newegg tell me how far you OCed yours. Thanks.

lee63
10-08-06, 02:27 PM
Mine sucked :thumbdwn: I dont remember the stepping though (pirate)

a12ctic
10-08-06, 02:38 PM
My friend got 3.2ghz on his, pretty impressive imo, i dont know what his voltage was @ though.

mullet
10-08-06, 02:50 PM
I will be happy with 2.9 to 3.0. going from a 3500+ newcastle this should be a good improvement.

Heinz68
10-08-06, 03:21 PM
What core did you Buy, Clawhammer or San-Diego
According to "newls1" post #14, this thread (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77423), only the San-Diego core was good for overclocking and he got it up to 3.45GHz on air.
I checked the AMD 2004 Price List and only San-Diego core was listed for FX-55.
October 17/04 when first listed the price was $827.00
So I guess you made a good deal

mullet
10-08-06, 03:50 PM
What core did you Buy, Clawhammer or San-Diego
According to "newls1" post #14, this thread (http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77423), only the San-Diego core was good for overclocking and he got it up to 3.45GHz on air.
I checked the AMD 2004 Price List and only San-Diego core was listed for FX-55.
October 17/04 when first listed the price was $827.00
So I guess you made a good deal

CaptNKILL found the deal and posted it here. Its still active @ newegg & it is a San-Diego.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77743

Airbrushkid
10-08-06, 04:25 PM
My question is, how much faster is it then my Barton thats running stock 2.2 gig. I do know the FX-55 is 400 mhz faster, but is that it?

CaptNKILL
10-08-06, 04:31 PM
My question is, how much faster is it then my Barton thats running stock 2.2 gig. I do know the FX-55 is 400 mhz faster, but is that it?
An FX-55 is multiple times the speed of a 3200+ in games. My athlon XP clocked at 2.0Ghz choaked really bad in games like HL2 Deathmatch when there were lots of phyics objects moving around (from 70fps to 20fps when something exploded near a pile of barrells). My 3000+ single core Athlon 64 at stock 1.8Ghz only slowed down a few frames per second under the same circumstances.

There really isnt even any comparison.

I didnt think the difference would be that big, but the Athlon 64s (and now the Intel Core 2s) are leagues above the previous generation Athlons and Pentiums.

Heinz68
10-08-06, 08:36 PM
CaptNKILL found the deal and posted it here. Its still active @ newegg & it is a San-Diego.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77743
Thanks for the link same goes for CaptNKILL.
It is San-Diego core. Not much money, think I would try one, except newegg doesn't ship to Canada.
Even if newegg did the custom would add up 5% Duty and 14% Sales Tax.
I believe the 64 FX-55 overclocked would beat my overclocked 4200+.
Please post some benchies when you get it.

I was kind of thinking to get the FX-60 but it still sells at crazy price.
At PriceGrabber (http://www.pricegrabber.com/p__AMD_Athlon_64_FX_60_Dual_Core_Processor,__16020 345/sort_type=price): $544.00 - $1,255.45 :thumbdwn:
Hopefully in few moths I can buy used one for $200.00 :)

I probably am not going to do complete upgrade for about a year, "a12ctic" told me to wait and that AMD is coming out with some awesome stuff soon. I did hear he works for AMD :D

CaptNKILL
10-08-06, 08:52 PM
For what its worth guys, credit for the link goes to SlickDeals.net (http://www.slickdeals.net/). Thats where I found it. Its a great site, and you should bookmark it and check it daily. Those guys find all of the best deals and its updated multiple times per day. :thumbsup:

Check the forums there too... some deals get snatched up before they even make it to the front page.

BashfulTux
10-08-06, 09:14 PM
Even if newegg did the custom would add up 5% Duty and 14% Sales Tax.


There is no duty and depending on how it is shipped you can get anywhere from $0 (USPS Airmail) to $40+ (scumbag UPS) for the brokerage fee, if your lucky with the USPS Airmail it will be delivered right to your door without the sales tax even being charged to you if you get charged it then you pay a $5 brokerage fee as well.

mullet
10-08-06, 10:18 PM
The only reason I got this is to extend this old single core/DDR1 system till next year when the Mobo's are out for a Core 2 duo full boat crazy system ill build. Plus this system will be passed down to my lill wife :D but for 139.00 it was nuts to pass up.

CaptNKILL
10-08-06, 10:32 PM
The only reason I got this is to extend this old single core/DDR1 system till next year when the Mobo's are out for a Core 2 duo full boat crazy system ill build. Plus this system will be passed down to my lill wife :D but for 139.00 it was nuts to pass up.
Yeah one of those things will probably outperform most X2 processors in gaming simply because of the clock speed. If you can hit 3.0 with it, itl be a beast.

I never would have thought the FX chips would be around long enough to be considered cheap hold over CPUs. I thought they would be obsolete after dropping below $500. :p

Heinz68
10-08-06, 11:05 PM
There is no duty and depending on how it is shipped you can get anywhere from $0 (USPS Airmail) to $40+ (scumbag UPS) for the brokerage fee, if your lucky with the USPS Airmail it will be delivered right to your door without the sales tax even being charged to you if you get charged it then you pay a $5 brokerage fee as well.How do you know there is no Duty. I believe there is no duty ONLY on product manufactured or at least assembled in the USA
Recently I did order few small stuff fans etc. The cost off each order did not exceed $30 USD and all was delivered to the door, no sales tax or duty so I believed they don't bother with small stuff.

Now I'm waiting for "Nexus Fan & Light Controller NXP-305.SL", the price was only $16.95 at
coolerguys (http://www.coolerguys.com/840556041788.html) when ordered. It was shipped "UPS Standard to Canada" $10.84 total cost $27.79.
Still cheaper than anywhere else i did see the controler.

Now the problem is 10 days later I still did not get the controller. When I e-mailed the coolerguys, the response was, ground shipping to Canada might take couple weeks if stopped by Custom. So I guess it might all depend on luck.
PS Hope coolerguys are not bunch of crocks :thumbdwn:
I need the controler, not realy to control the fan speed, but it's going to look cool :) when installed on Antec P160W, specially with the blue LED :)

BashfulTux
10-08-06, 11:45 PM
How do you know there is no Duty. I believe there is no duty ONLY on product manufactured or at least assembled in the USA


There is no duty on computer parts imported from USA since the Free Trade Agreement went into effect, I order parts from there all the time never seen duty yet.


Recently I did order few small stuff fans etc. The cost off each order did not exceed $30 USD and all was delivered to the door, no sales tax or duty so I believed they don't bother with small stuff.


Under $20 no sales tax at all but most times the limit is higher/not enforced but even if it is truly a gift from a family member they can by rights charge sales tax on it over that amount.


Now I'm waiting for "Nexus Fan & Light Controller NXP-305.SL", the price was only $16.95 at
coolerguys (http://www.coolerguys.com/840556041788.html) when ordered. It was shipped "UPS Standard to Canada" $10.84 total cost $27.79.
Still cheaper than anywhere else i did see the controler.


Your going to be in for a rude shock when you get the notice telling you about the brokerage fee, UPS are scumbags they charge as I said $40+ for the fees to bring items across the border and once this happens you are going to be charged the sales tax as well. You should call the post office and ask them about the brokerage fees, there is the $5 one that gets charged by Canada Post for items they handle from the USPS, there is one around $20 that gets applied to Fedex and the UPS one I mention. These are the ones I know about/have been charged for.


Now the problem is 10 days later I still did not get the controller. When I e-mailed the coolerguys, the response was, ground shipping to Canada might take couple weeks if stopped by Custom. So I guess it might all depend on luck.
PS Hope coolerguys are not bunch of crocks :thumbdwn:
I need the controler, not realy to control the fan speed, but it's going to look cool :) when installed on Antec P160W, specially with the blue LED :)
Took damn near a month for UPS the first time I got screwed on their brokerage fee for the item to get to me, the second time it happened when I refused the delivery because it was shipped via method I did not pay for it was about 3 weeks in transit.

Heinz68
10-09-06, 10:26 AM
There is no duty on computer parts imported from USA since the Free Trade Agreement went into effect, I order parts from there all the time never seen duty yet.As I said before, the "North American Free Trade Agreement" (NAFTA), applies only to MOST products MANUFACTURED in USA and Mexico. Since most computer parts are not manufactured in USA or Mexico they are subject to duties and also federal and provincial sales taxes.

If you ordered lots off computer stuff from USA and never paid any duty, lets just say you're very lucky.
But other people should know what the real rules are so they can calculate the total cost if not lucky.

SHIPPING CHARGES & CANADA CUSTOM DUTIES (http://www.lovanusa.com/canada.pdf#search=%22canada%20custom%22)

BashfulTux
10-09-06, 11:03 AM
As I said before, the "North American Free Trade Agreement" (NAFTA), applies only to MOST products MANUFACTURED in USA and Mexico. Since most computer parts are not manufactured in USA or Mexico they are subject to duties and also federal and provincial sales taxes.

If you ordered lots off computer stuff from USA and never paid any duty, lets just say you're very lucky.
But other people should know what the real rules are so they can calculate the total cost if not lucky.

SHIPPING CHARGES & CANADA CUSTOM DUTIES (http://www.lovanusa.com/canada.pdf#search=%22canada%20custom%22)

Apparently Canada Customs have stopped doing their job then ... I guess I should go buy a Lotto ticket or two since I have had such incredible luck on at least a hundred purchases, you would think they'd have clued in to a clearly labled customs form filled out by a business. Anyways I'm not going to take up more of buddys thread on this.

mullet
10-12-06, 04:11 AM
2.9 is as high as I could go :( .
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/attachment.php?attachmentid=21037&stc=1&d=1160640152