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post #1 of 13
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Hi all,

First of all apologies in advance for any mistakes i make here - not very good at this stuff.

I am looking to upgrade my CPU. I currently have a X2 555 on a MSI 760GM-P33 mobo and was looking at something like a X4 955 or a X6 1055T.

Am i able to use one or both of there without any issues? And if so which is better for me. (Gaming - BF2 (soon BF3) CoD:BO, WOW and anything else that looks entertaining, movies, photo editing)

And is it hard to install a new CPU with little knowledge.

Thanks for helping guys.
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post #2 of 13
For your needs the X6 1055T will serve you just right, but for your motherboard it may be a little risky since you don't have a lot of phases. So I'd rather go for the X4 955, which is very good as well.
Installing CPUs usually isn't hard, but you should be very careful to not bend any of the pins or else your CPU is damaged and will not work correctly.

Simple Instructions:
1. Release the socket by pulling the lever (the lever must stand vertically)
2. Grab the CPU, but make sure to not touch the pins or bend them
3. Align the CPU's golden arrow with the arrow on the motherboard socket
4. Make sure the CPU is seated well in the socket without force, though
5. Pull down the lever to lock the socket
6. Install CPU Cooler
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by tailstrike View Post
I am looking to upgrade my CPU. I currently have a X2 555 on a MSI 760GM-P33 mobo and was looking at something like a X4 955 or a X6 1055T.
Your motherboard is a 3+1 power phase with no VRM heatsink, it's also known for failures. I would recommend upgrading your motherboard before upgrading your CPU. At any rate, if you don't plan on overclocking it should be ok with a 125W 1055T. Installing a CPU is very easy if you can follow instructions.
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OK so if a mother board upgrade is recommended what should i look at here? Obviously something that i can keep for a while (upgrade wise) and possible run a second video card if needed.

Any recommendations?
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Originally Posted by tailstrike View Post
OK so if a mother board upgrade is recommended what should i look at here? Obviously something that i can keep for a while (upgrade wise) and possible run a second video card if needed.

Any recommendations?
Sure, what's your budget?
post #6 of 13
asus m4n98td-evo ..you run nvidia cards..and it had good power phases/delivery for OCing(with that board you can run either 1 ati card or 2 nvidia cards)
 
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Probably around $200-$300 AUD for mother board. And that depends on what else im looking at.
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post #8 of 13
I just purchased all this on the cheap.
For the price I cant beat it.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by tailstrike View Post
Probably around $200-$300 AUD for mother board. And that depends on what else im looking at.
the m4n98td-evo is #130..and you could put the extra $$ to a new gpu/cpu in a little while..or cooling ..or RAM..or a hard disk
 
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955 would be better
    
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