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hey guys i want to upgrade my am2+ socket processer / motherboard.

i have been with amd for my past 2 systems (only owned 2 systems) and never EVER have i had problem with them, now with sandy bridges out, does it really destory amd?

the main purpose for my computer is for gaming, not overcloking mabe but most likely not now, so is it better to go intel or amd ( yes i know this is a age old debate) but i want to know if amd still has bang for its buck.
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post #2 of 37
I hate to say this, but no. Intel Sandy bridge is better and about the same price as AMD Phenom II X6.
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Budget? The Phenom IIs are two generations behind Intel. I'd recommend saving up for at least the i5 2500k.
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budget would probly be 300$ for both motherboard and processer, 400$ if i can get a super crazy deal
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post #5 of 37
nope. New intel 2500k is budget king.Until bulldozer that is.
    
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post #6 of 37
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Originally Posted by Lq Cloud View Post
budget would probly be 300$ for both motherboard and processer, 400$ if i can get a super crazy deal
I would upgrade to a Phenom II x6 and wait for the AM3+ mobos about 3-4 months away then upgrade the mobo and ram. You can use an AM3 cpu in a AM3+ mobo.
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post #7 of 37
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yes but my current motherboard is am2/am2+ i think
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post #8 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lq Cloud View Post
yes but my current motherboard is am2/am2+ i think
It can support a Phenom II x6. I had that mobo.
Phenom IIX6 1035T
Phenom IIX6 1045T
Phenom IIX6 1055T (both 95w & 125w version)
Phenom IIX6 1075T
Phenom IIX6 1090T
http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_I...AVl&templete=2
Edited by dixson01974 - 1/25/11 at 9:23pm
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post #9 of 37
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yes but my current motherboard is am2/am2+ i think
You can do a bios update and it should let you use newer processors. AM3 is backwards compatible with AM2+ because it has DDR2 and DDR3 capability. But AM2/AM2+ CPUs are not forward compatible.
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post #10 of 37
Just get a new 1155 mobo and a 2500k OC it to 4.6ghz and enjoy You wont need a upgrade for quite some time if you do decide to go with that combo
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