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YAY! Getting new parts! Is an AMD Phenom ii x6 1055t good for overclocking, or gaming? Just an upgrade from my current CPU. And, btw, can someone give me a detailed explanation on how to put on thermal paste, and put the cpu in? My first CPU upgrade and I'm scared I'll break a pin by shoving it in.

Im also getting a new MOBO and Ram. And another question, is 2gb enough for gaming? Or should I go for 4gb? I have 64 bit.
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YAY! Getting new parts! Is an AMD Phenom ii x6 1055t good for overclocking, or gaming? Just an upgrade from my current CPU. And, btw, can someone give me a detailed explanation on how to put on thermal paste, and put the cpu in? My first CPU upgrade and I'm scared I'll break a pin by shoving it in.

Im also getting a new MOBO and Ram. And another question, is 2gb enough for gaming? Or should I go for 4gb? I have 64 bit.
6 cores? Yes good. You just spread on top of the CPU.(: also 4gb is the min 8gb is recommended.(: need any more questions? I'm here.(:
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this might help . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=EyXLu1Ms-q4&feature=endscreen

make sure you read the captions. I like the line method about the size of a grain of rice.
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thermal paste tutorial everywhere. just search. My personal favorite way to do it is just put a dot in the middle and smear it with the heat sink. As long as it's not too thin that it's not covering the top of cpu or too thick that it squishes out when you tighten, you are fine. It's okay to do it a couple of times. Probably have more than enough.
If you are using stock cooler, you have to worry about even less. Just stick it on.

I would also spring for 4 GB of ram. It's cheap enough right now that you should just do it. 4GB will be enough for most purposes. 8GB might be a little overkill (a cheap overkill)
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