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What should I upgrade my CPU to in the future?

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I have a AMD Phenom II 810 X4 and my motherboard can only support quad core. And I don't want a new motherboard or hex core anyway. So what is a good upgrade I can get that would not bottleneck my GTX 460.


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955be and OC to 3.7 ...
Ill test the bottlenecks at that speed(im getting 2 of that gtx460... DCU version... ill tell ya the bottleneck)
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Well this would be the highest you could go without getting a better mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103894
    
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I'd also like to say I can't OC because of locked bios.
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You mention "future" and that word has little in common with pre-built mainstream computers. Personally I'd get a new motherboard first. In the long run or "future" this will help you more than a single CPU upgrade by itself. You'll always be limited with that mobo and locked BIOS regardless whether or not you decide to go 6 core or not. If you got a new CPU that happened to work with that mobo and it did bottleneck your GPU, with a different motherboard you could always overclock it a little to eliminate it. And the range of CPUs would be a lot more than you have right now.

Here's a thread on the same subject, (Gateway DX 4300 15-E)
post #6 of 6
Overclock your CPU untill now, the new AMD Bulldozer CPU's are out next month they should be kicking Intel in the hiney! and should make one of the best investments you would ever make
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