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Hello

i currently have a phenom II 945 3.0ghz and I'm looking to do a major amd upgrade. I'm either thinking about the 1100t, fx 8150 or the phenom II 975 (mobo wont do the 980). I'm looking for the best cpu for gaming, and i figure go big or go home right?

intel is not an option, as i own an am3+ board and i just prefer amd.

Thank you in advance
post #2 of 12
Go with the 1100T. Everyone seems run them and is happy with their performance. Plus there ability to overclock is amazing.
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post #3 of 12
Just OC your 945. The improvement from the 945 to any of the other AMD chips does not warrant the price.
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My bios doesnt let me oc my 945, id have to use fsb (which id like to avoid) or software.
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Then you might as well change your Mobo out if it doesn't let you overclock. And since you'd have to change your mobo. Might as well go big or go home with intel.
     
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post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by crudesunman View Post
Hello

i currently have a phenom II 945 3.0ghz and I'm looking to do a major amd upgrade. I'm either thinking about the 1100t, fx 8150 or the phenom II 975 (mobo wont do the 980). I'm looking for the best cpu for gaming, and i figure go big or go home right?

intel is not an option, as i own an am3+ board and i just prefer amd.

Thank you in advance
if your mobo won't let you OC, then no point of the 975 as its just a few mhz faster than the 945 at stock, the other specs are the same.

1100T and the FX 8150 are fairly the same for gaming, so I will pick the cheaper one which is 1100T. Since both cpu you cant OC on your board you said.
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it has the option to unlock the cpu, but its not a BE so im thinking thats the problem. but thanks guys
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Which of the two has better oc'ing headroom?
post #9 of 12
Best of both worlds, get the 960t. It's a quad based on the thuban chip. It'll oc well, is a BE, and you might be able to unlock cores.
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post #10 of 12
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Best of both worlds, get the 960t. It's a quad based on the thuban chip. It'll oc well, is a BE, and you might be able to unlock cores.
I'd recommend that one but since the OP doesn't want to reference OC (it's not an FSB) he's really not going to get great performance gains unless the BEs have unlocked NB multipliers.

OP: You need a good NB, CPU, RAM OC to get the best jump in performance.
     
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