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Check to see if your MB will be able to use AM3+ cpus with a bios update. If so then wait for AM3+ cpus.
It will. But I'm not interested in BD CPUs at the moment. This 1055t would be a free upgrade, which is why I am considering it in the first place.
    
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Found my own answer: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...g_7.html#sect0

Looks like a 1055t at 4.0Ghz outperforms a 965 at 4.0Ghz in games. Clock for clock, the 1055t wins...Just might have to upgrade after all.
    
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Before you swap I'd request some proof of stability at 4GHz or higher.

Also before you swap make sure your board is stable at 300+ fsb because you'll need that for 4GHz on a 1055t.
    
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Yeah, if you are swapping CPUs you already own, there is of course no drawback to switching except in the potential difficulties of OCing. BE = OC ease. Non-BE = OC pain. Your mobo is a good overclocker but as Balla says you might want to check that it can handle the FSB needed to get to the same OC.
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to think of it, an x6 would do good for background programs when running a quad-core game. Same thing with quads being good for dual-core games with programs in background.
     
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Nah, they perform pretty much equally when gaming... You should wait a few years before games will actually NEED the six cores.
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Before you swap I'd request some proof of stability at 4GHz or higher.

Also before you swap make sure your board is stable at 300+ fsb because you'll need that for 4GHz on a 1055t.
Not entirely true. 286 fsb x 14 = 4004 and is fairly easy to hit with a 1055T. Also 286x10 for the CPUNB is more than adequate for memory performance.
    
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what's with the games not being able to use the extra 2 cores in the first place?
     
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what's with the games not being able to use the extra 2 cores in the first place?
Sometimes problems just don't easily break down into multiple threads without ungodly increases in program complexity in terms of keeping data sets independent and synchronized while avoiding concurrent manipulation and deadlocking.
    
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