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Processor Model Phenom II x4 840?

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A retailer about 50 miles from me has HDX840WFGMBOX on sale for $60.

The supported CPU list for the mother board in my kids computer says it supports HDX840WFK42GM and HD840TWFK4DGR.

It looks like they are all AM3 socket processors. Is there a secret decoder ring to tell me what the difference is between these processors, and if the one on sale would be supported?

I was thinking of upgrading his processor as a Xmas present, currently a Athlon X2 3.2 Regor dual core, but I need to know if this is going to work. I am assuming this would be a significant upgrade.

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It's fine. And yes a nice upgrade.


http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K10/AMD-Phenom%20II%20X4%20840%20-%20HDX840WFK42GM.html
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The Phenom II x4 840 has a Propus core (no L3 cache)
its the same as Athlon II X4 quadcore cpu.

As of now that phenom is already faster than a dualcore athlon but a phenom with L3 will be even better.
If you are on a tight budget, then just go for it. even without L3 it will still perform great on the newest games.
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Microcenter probably still has a 830 for 50. It's an 840 only with L3
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