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Hey guys I am new here so a big hello to all.

I have an Athlon X3 445 on an Asus M4a78lt-m le motherboard and cpu support does not show 955.

My main aim is FSX would the 945 be good enough ?

I have unlocked my X3 445 to Phenom X4 b45 stable at 3.3 Ghz under CM Hyper TX3 with idle temps at 40 c and loads to around 53 c (under FSX).

I was planning on the FX chips but hearing all the comments which show as mixed results so just thinking of putting in a Phenom.

I have also tried an OC to 4.0 Ghz @1.6 v for the Athlon X3 and it remained stable and at good temps.

P.S. Would my board support any of the FX ?
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I don't think a Phenom 945 would be an upgrade from your current CPU... Did you get the L3 cache on your Athlon unlocked?
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I don't think a Phenom 945 would be an upgrade from your current CPU... Did you get the L3 cache on your Athlon unlocked?
No, it does not have L3.

945 is listed in cpu support.
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Can I put a BD in an AM3 board ?
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Welcome to OCN, Enjoy your stay.

Anyways, No, sorry, you can't use a BD on your board.

Right now only 990 motherboards support BullDozer.
You'll need to upgrade your motherboard as well.
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If you Upgrade your motherboard thinking on heavy work(multi-tasking) you need Bulldozer Bcuz nowadays you don´t use more than 4 cores but in the future maybe you get better performance than having a quad core, in the other side you can get Sandy Bridge for less money than bulldozer and you can get a better OC, better temperatures, also you can get better performance in games by now vs BD.....

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/434?vs=288

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/120?vs=88

Phenom II x2 555 UCED=X4 B55=x4 955
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/20/11 at 8:40am
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Well I thought BD would fit in my socket, guess I will upgrade to a Phenom 945 or 555. Don't have the budget for the SB's.

Is a 555 good for FSX ?
Edited by ironmaiden - 10/20/11 at 8:29am
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post #8 of 36
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Well I thought BD would fit in my socket, guess I will upgrade to a Phenom 945 or 555. Don't have the budget for the SB's.

Is a 555 good for FSX ?
From what i hear, most major players, including ASUS, plan on releasing a BIOS update which would add support for the FX line on their AM3 boards. My mobo is the AM3+ version of yours, meaning its has native support for the BD. Just stand by for BIOS updates and you're good . The X3 unlocking without any L3 cache means it's not a Deneb based Phenom quad. It's an Athlon quad based on the Propus die. Luckily mine unlocked with the L3. Congrats on the stable unlock though.
Edited by PunkX 1 - 10/20/11 at 10:32am
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Welcome to OCN, Enjoy your stay.

Anyways, No, sorry, you can't use a BD on your board.

Right now only 990 motherboards support BullDozer.
You'll need to upgrade your motherboard as well.
Not true. My mobo is based on the 760G and has native support for BD.
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Not true. My mobo is based on the 760G and has native support for BD.
Which make is it ? Asus/giga/asrock ? Oh ignore the mobo question saw your sig a bit late.

Hey your CPU is the same as mine and also unlocked but how come you have L3 Cache and I don't ?
Edited by ironmaiden - 10/20/11 at 10:43am
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