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I have an Athlon II X3 450 at 3.6 and unlocked stable, paired with my 5850, native res is 1366x768 thanks to the LCD i got. I know at this rez im getting a massive bottleneck, as for example BC2 4x and 8x AA changes the FPS from 57 at 4x to 55 at 8x lol.

Would i see higher FPS with say a Phenom II? My board supports up to the Phenom II 970 and Phenom II 1090T with the latest bios on MSI's site. But max CPU wattage is 125W so I wouldn't be overclocking by much, as I don't want to blow the board.

Would tradeing my X3 for a Phenom II be a good idea?
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well i tell this to everyone i meet that wants to buy a computer, DO NOT CHEAP OUT ON THE MOTHERBOARD. Cheap on anything like the case, the DVD drive, the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor... but the important components like Mobo, CPU RAM GPU PSU and HDD are never to be cheaped on. instead save your money and get a better board and CPU at the same time.

and to answer your question as a whole... no if you only got 125W CPU support, than stick to your chip, or get another board
    
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You've already got an unlocked tri core. So going to a Phenom II x4 would be silly, since you already have one.

And your board won't take the x6 chips. You'll blow the mosfets clean off your board.

Stick with what you've got honestly. Wait for BD, or jump to an i5.
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board is fine for my needs lol, it can OC anything except the 125W phenom chips, does core unlocking fine, ect.

Also Im a PC tech and ran my own bussiness I sold the older version of this board the 770T-C35 to alot of happy people lol. And this board is doing its job just as well, so motherboard isnt an issue, there is no valid reason to drop 150+ on a motherboard for 99% of people including most enthusiants.

Example I had an ECS KT600 based motherboard, cost me oh 60 bucks, and I had an XP 2500 Barton.

Buddy had a DFI LanParty NF200-Ultra board with an AThlon XP 2500 Barton also, my ECS board was the better clocker. And he never used half the features his 200 dollar board had.

So my motherboard does excatly what it needs to do, replacing the motherboard is not what im asking, im asking for the gain from an X3 450 @ 3.6 unlocked to quad vs say an X4 965
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You've already got an unlocked tri core. So going to a Phenom II x4 would be silly, since you already have one.

And your board won't take the x6 chips. You'll blow the mosfets clean off your board.

Stick with what you've got honestly. Wait for BD, or jump to an i5.
No I wouldn't lol, you dont need a 200 dollar board to run an X6, the X6's are 125W chips and are supported, the MSI forums have plently of people with X6's on this board stable and fine.
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No you already have a 3.6 ghz unlocked stable... and that's not a bottleneck AA requires memory from your video card so your just fine
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I would say stick with what you have, until you can afford a more complete system upgrade to SB or Bulldozer.
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I wont go intel, I dont support compainies that steal lie and cheat to get ahead same reason i wont buy an apple product.
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I wont go intel, I dont support compainies that steal lie and cheat to get ahead same reason i wont buy an apple product.
Fair enough, I guess I just have a low standard of all companies (and politicians!) and expect this behavior from them all. I'm sticking with my advice tho, I think you should wait for Bulldozer before making a move.
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