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Im currently running an AMD 1055T processor on an ASUS Crosshair V formula. I am getting back into gaming and need a point in the wrong direction. PLZ dont suggest Intel because i dont want to swap out my MB, just keep it AMD.thumb.gif
HELP ME OC!!!
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post #2 of 12
Stick with that CPU until piledriver comes out. What's your cpu cooler?
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post #3 of 12
Your cpu is still good for gaming, you may want to overclock it.
 
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post #4 of 12
For gaming you really don't have much of an AMD upgrade path yet. Overclock it to 4 ghz and be done with it, until PD.
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post #5 of 12
Hold that cpu until intels haswell comes out next year

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i agree, that if you want to upgrade your CPU wait for Piledriver which shouldnt be too far away smile.gif
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post #7 of 12
Since you don't wan t to buy another motherboard and your board support AM3+ processors your best bet is to wait for piledriver. There really isn't a significant upgrade out yet on AMD's side.
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post #8 of 12
i upgraded from a 1090t x6 to fx8120 and am very happy i get about the same gaming performance/fps, as of right now though 8 cores aren't really utilized so it might of bean a meaningless upgrade to most but like i said i am happy and it runs flawless and overclocks well for half the price as an intel. i bought my 8120 for 139.99 at microcenter. for the price that amd sells their cpu's for i just buy the new ones everytime they come out. if your not happy return it pay a restocking fee
post #9 of 12
I'm jumping on the "Keep what you have and OC it" train.
 
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

I'm jumping on the "Keep what you have and OC it" train.
I second that, the 1055t is still a very capable chip and if you are running into performance issues just overclock it. Stock is 2.8ghz and I got mine to 3.5 effortlessly just by raising the fsb, did not have to touch the voltage. With some voltage tweaking I got it up to 4ghz quite easily.
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