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This very topic had me in pain for over 3 months and I did indeed buy an FX 8150. As far as gaming goes, the 8150 performance is equal or slightly lower than an i7 If its on a gaming level and you MUST change, I'd go 2500k(thats the i5 right?). I personally only had the money for the core. While I later decided to get the 8150 over the 8120, I could have afforded to go intel but intel has rubbed me wrong a lot. I went 50 over 20 because of stock on newegg. I regret nothing and compared to my Phenom II x4 925, performance had a great increase in many games.

Of course nothing using less than a dual will result in good performance and according to microsoft it IS w7 fault. I don't know how much I want to believe that, but if it really is just the way windows addresses the cores, I feel it could be a god tier core in windows 8.
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umm..unRARing IS what FX chips are superior @
..almost 75% faster @ unRARing than any other chip
I call shennanigans tongue.gif

Then something was up with my chip or something because my i5 can honestly unRAR faster than my 8120 that I flushed.tongue.gif
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This very topic had me in pain for over 3 months and I did indeed buy an FX 8150. As far as gaming goes, the 8150 performance is equal or slightly lower than an i7 If its on a gaming level and you MUST change, I'd go 2500k(thats the i5 right?). I personally only had the money for the core. While I later decided to get the 8150 over the 8120, I could have afforded to go intel but intel has rubbed me wrong a lot. I went 50 over 20 because of stock on newegg. I regret nothing and compared to my Phenom II x4 925, performance had a great increase in many games.

Of course nothing using less than a dual will result in good performance and according to microsoft it IS w7 fault. I don't know how much I want to believe that, but if it really is just the way windows addresses the cores, I feel it could be a god tier core in windows 8.

thats the upgrade im doing, only an 8120, my goal is a 5GHz 24/7 OC
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offtopic.gif my mx-4 just settled in..now i get 6c lower temps wubsmiley.gif
I highly recommend mx-4 over silver 5
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thats the upgrade im doing, only an 8120, my goal is a 5GHz 24/7 OC

g'luck with that ..i got 4.6 stable rolleyes.gif

I do have a 5ghz OC stable atm..
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offtopic.gif my mx-4 just settled in..now i get 6c lower temps wubsmiley.gif
I highly recommend mx-4 over silver 5

the artic silver 5?
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the artic silver 5?

I too recommend MX-4 over Silver 5, my temps are overall better since I switched.
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the artic silver 5?

I too recommend MX-4 over Silver 5, my temps are overall better since I switched.

ahh, well i wish i would have gotten the mx-4 then, but it is wat it is.
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ahh, well i wish i would have gotten the mx-4 then, but it is wat it is.

Meh it's not a "HUGE" difference. Just a few degrees C. But when your running an i5 at 1.5v and 5ghz every degree counts IMO.
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Just so you know, AMD discontinued Phenom II lines to favor BD sales. It will be difficult (and possibly expensive, due to fixed supply) to find Phenom II.
OP, what motherboard do you have right now for FX-41xx?

There are many phenom II's for sale 2nd hand as for bang for buck any of them would be a good option.

with so many people jumping on the 2500K-train phenoms can be had very cheap.
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Just so you know, AMD discontinued Phenom II lines to favor BD sales. It will be difficult (and possibly expensive, due to fixed supply) to find Phenom II.
OP, what motherboard do you have right now for FX-41xx?

There are many phenom II's for sale 2nd hand as for bang for buck any of them would be a good option.

with so many people jumping on the 2500K-train phenoms can be had very cheap.

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