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Planning on upgrading CPU, how big of a difference is 95W Max TDP and 125W?

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November 21, 2013 2:43:01 PM

I'm planning on buying a new CPU, but I don't have enough to get the higher end cpus/motherboards (e.g 4670k/z87/fx-8350) but I do want to upgrade my CPU.
My current CPU is a Phenom II x6 1045t. Its max TDP is 95W. I was planning on upgrading to an FX-6350 if I can. The max TDP on that though is 125W, like many of the higher end AMD CPUs. If I can't get an FX-6350 due to possible PSU limitations, then I think I'll get an FX-6300 instead.
My current PSU, although seemingly unimpressive, can run my build without issues, without restarts, and with overclocks. I've rendered a single video for ~ 28 hours before with no issues. Would the TDP increase push it too far though?

Specs:

PSU: (This is NOT my PSU, but it's the closest to what I have that I could find) http://www.itwinkle.com/noname22.html
The model number is ps-6401 -3, which is a Liteon PSU that seems to be better.

CPU: Phenom II x6 1045t OC'd
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1333
GPU: Radeon 6950 - Flashed to 6970 BIOS
Display: Two 1080p monitors @ 60 Hz
USB: Game controller, mouse, headset, and phone charger.
Optical Drive: Some Lite-on that can't burn worth of crap.
HDDs: x1 1.5TB Barracuda Hard Drive, x1 1.0TB Seagate Hard Drive.
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P

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November 21, 2013 2:46:39 PM
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Assuming since you have your current processor OCed just get a 6300 and oc it to 6350 levels or above, since you're on a tight budget that is probably your best bet.
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November 21, 2013 2:53:11 PM

Since none of the processors you listed are on the list of supported processors, I'd just stick with your current processor until you upgrade to a newer motherboard.
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November 21, 2013 3:01:16 PM

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Assuming since you have your current processor OCed just get a 6300 and oc it to 6350 levels or above, since you're on a tight budget that is probably your best bet.


Yeah, I was thinking about that as an option.

bouncedk said:
Since none of the processors you listed are on the list of supported processors, I'd just stick with your current processor until you upgrade to a newer motherboard.


So, is this website innaccurate?
http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...
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November 21, 2013 3:02:18 PM

Well at 125W@1,2V you're gonna burn 104,16A in your CPU
And at 95W@1,2V 79,16A

125W@1,2V requires 10,4A from the PSU (CPU Amp draw only)
95W@1,2V requires 6,58A from the PSU (CPU Amp draw only)

So theres that... I'm bored. Nighty
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November 21, 2013 3:15:05 PM

trogdor8freebird said:
So, is this website innaccurate?
http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...


Very much so. It only tells if a processor "fits" not if it's compatible. Try putting in an FX-9590, like that website says "fits" and watch the smoke :) 
November 21, 2013 4:11:45 PM

bouncedk said:
trogdor8freebird said:
So, is this website innaccurate?
http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...


Very much so. It only tells if a processor "fits" not if it's compatible. Try putting in an FX-9590, like that website says "fits" and watch the smoke :) 


Alright, I never thought of game debate as a reliable source, but jeez, they mess that up too?
Anyway, I have rev 5 and I updated to F4a version. According to the download site, AM3+ CPUs are supported if my BIOS is updated, which it is now.

Also, the FX-6300 (Which I'm now looking to get instead of the FX-6350) is on the supported CPUs list for my motherboard with the F3 BIOS version or higher.

So, wouldn't I be able to have the FX-6300 chip work on my setup?
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November 21, 2013 4:18:31 PM

Ah Rev 5 .. Yeah that one supports 6300 for sure.
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November 22, 2013 6:05:31 AM

trogdor8freebird said:
bouncedk said:
trogdor8freebird said:
So, is this website innaccurate?
http://www.game-debate.com/motherboard/index.php?mot_id...


Very much so. It only tells if a processor "fits" not if it's compatible. Try putting in an FX-9590, like that website says "fits" and watch the smoke :) 


Alright, I never thought of game debate as a reliable source, but jeez, they mess that up too?
Anyway, I have rev 5 and I updated to F4a version. According to the download site, AM3+ CPUs are supported if my BIOS is updated, which it is now.

Also, the FX-6300 (Which I'm now looking to get instead of the FX-6350) is on the supported CPUs list for my motherboard with the F3 BIOS version or higher.

So, wouldn't I be able to have the FX-6300 chip work on my setup?


as long as your board is revision 5 it will work fine

there were several models made of this board hence why others were saying it wont support

rev 5 is fine and on a micro atx i wouldnt use a 125w processor to much of a power draw when occing your safer with a 95w due to the less heat you wont see a huge diffrence between the 2

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Phenom-II-X6-1045T-vs-AMD-F...

i would suggest upgrading that psu though its a bit weedy

id upgrade the psu to least a 600w evga which is on cheap on newegg
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January 2, 2014 11:50:22 PM

Why upgrade from a x6 1045? Its really not much of an upgrade. I think you will be disappointed.
January 3, 2014 12:57:19 AM

FALC0N said:
Why upgrade from a x6 1045? Its really not much of an upgrade. I think you will be disappointed.


Well, considering it's better in performance than the 1100T (A few steps up), and gets a decent bit better benchmarks than what I get, I'd say it is a worthy upgrade.
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January 3, 2014 1:23:24 PM

No it's not. The 6300 is about the same speed as the 1100t. It does have two advantages over the current 1045t: it's about 20% faster in games at stock, and its unlocked. I'm not sure being unlocked is worth much with that board and psu and the gaming advantage will be smaller in practice. So it just depends on whether you wish to spend $120 for a relatively minor performance improvement.
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