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Hey, so I need to upgrade my Phenom II x6 1055T 2.8ghz CPU with, unfortunately, another AMD CPU because I'm not in a position to buy both a new motherboard and an intel CPU otherwise that would be my first choice.

I'm a gamer, youtuber and live streamer so I figure sure, this isn't the best gaming setup but it will definitely help with my rendering, streaming and the general multitasking that I do a lot of in addition to my gaming. Here's the CPU I'm planning on getting because it seems to be the best possible AMD cpu for gaming. If you have a better one, let me know please.


Supposedly overclocks really well and has 8 cores, so this should run quite a bit better than my current one.

I don't know for sure if it would work with my motherboard though, or how well it would go in general with my other computer specs, advice would be much appreciated:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443)

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate

GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti

Power Supply: 700W

Current CPU: Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8 ghz

RAM: 8 gigs - Can I simply double this? Up to 16g, by buying four 4g sticks? I'm not great with hardware and the technicalities involved. I think I have four 2g sticks in right now, would it be better to buy two 8 gig sticks instead? What's the difference? Now that I look at it, it looks like they are only really sold in pairs of 8 gigs. (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148545) Is it as simple as buying those and then replacing the sticks currently in my mobo?.. Or are there other things I have to look for such as motherboard compatibility?

Can you guys tell whether or not it would be compatible with my motherboard? It's pretty out of date but it is an AMD motherboard. Also, I have liquid cooling. I'm not sure what kind or anything, but I know I have it. I also know I've heard that pairing an AMD CPU with an Nvidia GPU isn't really the best, but I don't have much option in this case, just recently bought the 660 Ti as well, and would never downgrade to an AMD GPU.

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doesn't look like the newer cpu's are supported till rev 3.1 on that board.

I would try to find some Over clocking guides on here about your chip. There should be a few about locked multiplier chips in her.

It should be able to hit at least 3.6ghz maybe more, that's about 30% increase in speed.
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