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post #1 of 12
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I have been told recently that I need to upgrade my cpu,do I really need it?
If so,then which cpu?
Note: I don't have money for i5,i7,amd fax cpu's & I don't plan on changing my mobo,ram.
My pc is only used for gaming.
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post #2 of 12
I am pretty sure your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU. I would upgrade CPU. Every other component looks pretty good.
    
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any amd 95w quad core will work for that mobo. i would advise, if you really want to listen to whoever said you needed an upgrade, to buy the cheapest one. next thing you know - he/she/they will say your gpu needs an upgrade.

here is the list to make sure . . .

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...aspx?pid=3498#
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post #4 of 12
Yeah I think it's time to upgrade that procs
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post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post
any amd 95w quad core will work for that mobo. i would advise, if you really want to listen to whoever said you needed an upgrade, to buy the cheapest one. next thing you know - he/she/they will say your gpu needs an upgrade.

here is the list to make sure . . .

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/pro...aspx?pid=3498#
I won't change gpu anytime soon.
My mobo is rated to run 95w cpu at max,
does this mean that I cant run a phenomII x4 955 cpu(125w)?
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does this mean that I cant run a phenomII x4 955 cpu(125w)?[/QUOTE]

No. see cpu list.
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post #7 of 12
When I saw that board I was like: Oh you poor little thingy. Consider getting yourself a new board first, then upgrade your CPU.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benz View Post
When I saw that board I was like: Oh you poor little thingy. Consider getting yourself a new board first, then upgrade your CPU.

lol!!!
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post #9 of 12
Your CPU bottlenecks your GPU in most games, you should get a quad core (95W of course). If you can find a 95W version of 955, get it
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post #10 of 12
If you upgrade your platform, you'll just realize that you need to upgrade your GPU. Your current CPU/GPU aren't that far off each other.

For a budget, throw together an i3 on a board that can get a decent OC.
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