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Wanting to upgrade a Phenom ii x4 965 black

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December 16, 2013 5:13:47 AM

Hi Guys

I bought earlier this year a phenom black CPU as above and now want to upgrade this but have already tried the FX6100 which i hated so wanted to know if anyoe can recommend a good processor from AMD (dont want to go to intel)

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December 16, 2013 5:14:58 AM

what motherboard do you have?
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December 16, 2013 5:25:07 AM
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gravy0509 said:
asus M5 A97
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97/


FX-8350 or FX-6300 if you're on the budget.
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December 16, 2013 5:25:24 AM

try a fx8320 it is about the best budget option for the am3+ socket.
December 16, 2013 5:32:20 AM

without having to buy a new board which is the best CPU for the AM3+ board then the FX8350 as i am willing to sell my phenom which seem to be doing really well on ebay at the moment so price not an issue just dont want to have to change the board.
I will be used for gaming along side a HD7870 and the phenom is only giving me a 7.4 WIS which is the lowest i have so need to change that LOL
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December 16, 2013 5:36:46 AM

gravy0509 said:
without having to buy a new board which is the best CPU for the AM3+ board then the FX8350 as i am willing to sell my phenom which seem to be doing really well on ebay at the moment so price not an issue just dont want to have to change the board.
I will be used for gaming along side a HD7870 and the phenom is only giving me a 7.4 WIS which is the lowest i have so need to change that LOL


based on what you have right now, you don't really need to upgrade the cpu, your pc is pretty balanced. (just an opinion) and maximum suported by motherboard is FX-8350.
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December 16, 2013 5:41:03 AM

the 965 is a lesser cpu than a 775/q9550. I'd upgrade in a heartbeat. the 8320 or 8350 is where I'd go. never did like the 6cores for various reasons.
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