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Hello,

So I have a Phenom II X4 955 and my games are running pretty bad, I can't even really play BF3. Can anyone help me and recommend a good CPU?

My motherboard is a GA-990FXA-UD5 (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3891#ov).
post #2 of 29
What is your budget?
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Hm, well maybe about 150-170€.
post #4 of 29
I don't know much about the performance differences, but I have an FX-8120 that will soon be for sale.

Just saw your budget posted.

Are you sure it is because of your CPU? I mean, have you diagnosed it as the CPU being the cause of poor performance?
Edited by Destrto - 6/10/13 at 8:46am
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I think so because I have a 7950 GPU and 8GB Ram but still I have problems in some games where the GPU usage is just really low.
post #6 of 29
Do you have your 955 OC? What freq? Do you have the most up-to-date driver?

AMD's Vishera, 8320 should do just fine.
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FX 8120 or find 10-20$ more and buy the FX 8350 thumb.gif
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

Do you have your 955 OC? What freq? Do you have the most up-to-date driver?

AMD's Vishera, 8320 should do just fine.
Right now it's at 3.9 GHz. I should have the newest driver.
post #9 of 29
Hard drive issues?
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by Poisoner View Post

Hard drive issues?
Hm I don't think so, at least I have not noticed anything.
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