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post #11 of 72
The FX-6100 will not match your 965 when it comes to performance. The 965 is a better CPU and you should return the 6100. You will notice that it will take around a 4.6-4.8GHz overclock on the 6100 to match the 965 at 3.9GHz in the benchmarks.
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thx tman u have made my mind up:D
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Originally Posted by reaperUK View Post

hey all, ive just replaced my 965be phenom for the fx6100 cpu and i was just wondering why my benchmark scores are significantly lower than my 965, have i made the wrong choice in cpu and stayed with my 965 or am i doing something wrong?rolleyes.gif

That's generally what happens when you don't read reviews before you buy something thumb.gif
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Your last comment likely highlights what you have been experiencing.
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yes i agree, i thought i did enough research to warrant buying it but obviously i was wrong, as ive said b4, im new to the oc thing so its just a learning curve for me atm, hopefully i will make a better choice next time:)
post #16 of 72
LOL. my FX4100 does fine in BF3. keep your 6100, dont listen to these bulldozer bashers. its actually not a bad cpu. your problem lies elseware. try installing windows on a different HDD and see if it fixes the issue. i had to do that when i changed to my fx4100 from my athlon II x3 450
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post #17 of 72
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LOL. my FX4100 does fine in BF3. keep your 6100, dont listen to these bulldozer bashers. its actually not a bad cpu. your problem lies elseware. try installing windows on a different HDD and see if it fixes the issue. i had to do that when i changed to my fx4100 from my athlon II x3 450

You're right. It isn't bad. It's actually awful. Thanks for helping to clear that up. thumb.gif

But seriously, the 6100 doesn't even compare to an overclocked X4 let alone the X6's that it was supposed to do better than. If you need benchmarks to prove it I will show you. All you have to do is ask. biggrin.gif
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post #18 of 72
If you're upgrading from a 965 or higher you should be getting the FX-8120 not the 6100.
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Originally Posted by Tman5293 View Post

You're right. It isn't bad. It's actually awful. Thanks for helping to clear that up. thumb.gif
But seriously, the 6100 doesn't even compare to an overclocked X4 let alone the X6's that it was supposed to do better than. If you need benchmarks to prove it I will show you. All you have to do is ask. biggrin.gif

theres benchmarks, then theres real world performance. benches arent everything. and no the fx6100 isnt awful, neither is the rest of the FX series. there meant to be overclocked. its just wrong to keep them at stock. if my FX4100 sucked, i wouldnt be able to run BF3 on ultra and get silky smooth gameplay.

also, that 6100 is basically only a 3 core with hyper threading. pretty damn good for a 3 core if you ask me.
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Are we talking ultra with no MSAA?
That GTS 450 would choke.
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