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post #11 of 29
gta is cpu dependent so you will seee a good gain in that game
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post #12 of 29
I'd recommend Intel since it's favored by FSX but u already got the board. As stated
above then i'd get a 955/965/975.
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post #13 of 29
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The 955 is all you need really, its going to provide the same performance as the 1090T in most games, they overclock slightly worse on average however.

The Phenom II isn't that big of an upgrade over your 9950, assuming you're running it around 3GHz or so, clock for clock the performance is nearly the same. However Phenom II's obviously overclock quite a bit higher. Just keep a level head about it and purchase something extremely cheap, I wouldn't even buy new. With a new design coming out and retail prices noise diving you should be able to get a 955/965 for under $90 used.
Nope my Current phenom is at 2.6Ghz and I was going to get a 965 and overclock it to about 3.8 - 4Ghz +
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What about my Graphics Card ?

Does anybody reccomend me Crossfiring or will my current 5850 do the job

Also they are overclocked for 725Mhz to 900Mhz and so is there High Speed Memory
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post #15 of 29
You should see some pretty good gains then. Honestly it doesn't really matter what you get 955/965/970 or whatever else they came out with. They're all pretty much the same, its all luck of the draw for anything over 4.2GHz, and cooling, cooling is far more important than which model you get. The colder you keep the chip, the faster it will go.

I wouldn't recommend spending more than $100 for the chip, they're a pretty dated design and will be replaced shortly.
    
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post #16 of 29
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You should see some pretty good gains then. Honestly it doesn't really matter what you get 955/965/970 or whatever else they came out with. They're all pretty much the same, its all luck of the draw for anything over 4.2GHz, and cooling, cooling is far more important than which model you get. The colder you keep the chip, the faster it will go.

I wouldn't recommend spending more than $100 for the chip, they're a pretty dated design and will be replaced shortly.
OK- Well there is one on eBay for cheap about £50 used and it seems ok but there is also one that is £24 and Im currently bidding on that, I just hope the seller dosent raise the Auction time


EDIT:
I am about to rep you all - and I herd Blackops is a CPU Dependant game
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post #17 of 29
My advice, return the mother board, get your cash back, and jump on the sandy bridge platform, or wait a month or two for Bulldozer. Phenom II is just getting really old.
This is of course dependent on your budget. Check the prices of a 2500k and a P8P67 Pro or UD4 in your area, that would be a much more significant upgrade.
    
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post #18 of 29
Go with the 955! Hasn't failed me yet!
 
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post #19 of 29
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My advice, return the mother board, get your cash back, and jump on the sandy bridge platform, or wait a month or two for Bulldozer. Phenom II is just getting really old.
Personally I prefer AMD but thats just me - I know its easy to overclock an AMD but I have learned lot about AMD in the past, Also I have been with Intel all my life - I suppose its time for a change

And the Motherboard is a ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO and I got it for £59 including P+P which i suppose that is a good deal.

Cheapest board I could find that had a 8+1 Phase Design
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post #20 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega329 View Post
My advice, return the mother board, get your cash back, and jump on the sandy bridge platform, or wait a month or two for Bulldozer. Phenom II is just getting really old.
This is of course dependent on your budget. Check the prices of a 2500k and a P8P67 Pro or UD4 in your area, that would be a much more significant upgrade.
Fanboyisim aside please, he's clearly choosing between AMD, annoying every AMD thread you see at least one intel user that cannot refrain themselves, jump in screaming for sandybridges.

@OP if your going for a cpu upgrade, and you have the money, then just buy a new one, if you have anough for a new cpu, then you have anough for a new one, i wouldn't buy a used cpu, unless your planning on upgrading again fairly soon.
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