Amd Fx-4100 upgrade?

Hey new here, figured I would ask for some opinions before dropping any more cash on upgrades. I recently upgraded my computer from the following

Cpu- Amd Fx-4100
Motherboard- Gigabyte Ga-M68MT-s2
Video- Nvidia Geforce520
Power- Turbolink Atx-tl 500w
Ram- 4gbx2 Adata 1333mhz

to

Cpu- Amd Fx-4100
Motherboard- Asus M5a97 R2.0
Video- Msi Amd Hd-R7770
Power- Corsair Cx600W
Ram 4gbx2 Adata 1333mhz

So basically I just upgraded my motherboard, video card and power supply. My computer is definitely running smoother and furmark score is much higher now. Was getting max of 5fps after overclocking gpu before now before overclocking its reading 29-30fps on the same test. The only game I play is an old one, legend of mir 2. Lame I know but I don't have much interest in modern games I use consoles for those. Lom2 is a 2d game so one would think my computer would blaze through it but I still don't feel like it runs it as fast/smooth as others that play the same game. I am assuming my cpu is holding the video card back? 8gb ram should be more than enough for it correct? If so which cpu should I upgrade to?
Thanks
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  1. I believe it is due to being such and old game. The older they get the less the benefit from more cores. Since the 4100 has overall weak (relatively speaking) cores all must be used to get the full performance. If the game only uses one its not going to work as well.
    That CPU should support the GPU no problem, and an OC on the CPU will help regardless.
    I would recommend replacing the cpu if you can, as those 4100s dont run the best, give me a price and I can find a cpu.
  2. Yeah you should upgrade that 4100 to a FX 6300 or FX 8320.

    I believe the FX 6300 is $109 right now. Great value.
  3. Gam3r01 said:
    I believe it is due to being such and old game. The older they get the less the benefit from more cores. Since the 4100 has overall weak (relatively speaking) cores all must be used to get the full performance. If the game only uses one its not going to work as well.
    That CPU should support the GPU no problem, and an OC on the CPU will help regardless.
    I would recommend replacing the cpu if you can, as those 4100s dont run the best, give me a price and I can find a cpu.



    I would like to spend no more than 150$, considering I just spent about 300$ on the psu, motherboard and video card yesterday, although I could wait a few weeks to spend more $ on a better cpu as long as my motherboard wouldn't bottleneck it. So with that being said, price range 100-250$ish?
  4. bouncedk said:
    x1xx CPUs are first gen Bulldozer, and not very good at anything. x3xx are 2nd gen Bulldozer (Vishera) and are vastly superior. However there's only so much you can do with that graphics card, but oif course if you only play older games it should be more than enough. I would suggest overclocking the CPU first, it is unlocked after all and with that motherboard you should be able to easily reach well above 4 ghz (provided you have adequate cooling).

    However if you want to upgrade to a 2nd gen processor;

    Quad cores (4)
    FX-4300 (95W TDP) / FX-4350 (125W TDP)

    Hexa cores (6)
    FX-6300 (95W TDP) / FX-6350 (125W TDP)

    Octo cores (8)
    FX-8320 (125W TDP) / FX-8350 (125W TDP)



    So out the processors you listed, which would be the best for performance wise for the game I play,( legend of mir 2 ) and some light video editing? ( videos no larger than 1.5-2gb )
  5. CTurbo said:
    Yeah you should upgrade that 4100 to a FX 6300 or FX 8320.

    I believe the FX 6300 is $109 right now. Great value.



    Ok thanks I will do some research on those two.
  6. At stock, the FX-4100 is pretty lame, but overclocked it is a gaming beast. See if you can get it to 4500MHz or so. These first gen bulldozers had some high leakage, so if you can keep it cool, the sky is the limit. Mine personally hit over 5200MHz on air, but I typically used it got gaming at 4500MHz due to heat.

    For an old game, throwing more cores at it with the 6300 won't help. There isn't really any reason to spend money when your performance can be boosted for free.
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