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April 10, 2014 8:17:55 AM



That is my current Processor & my motherboard is CG1330. I heard my processor is pretty slow (2.7ghz) so I decided to look around and found this one on newegg for only $89, it's the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX. That is 1.1ghz difference for only $89!!

Please let me know if this is well worth it and does it fit.

Perhaps a better one around that price range that fits?
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April 10, 2014 8:21:40 AM

Processors are not only about MHz. The Phenom II X6 that you have has double the power than the AMD 760K has.
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April 10, 2014 8:25:31 AM

Shneiky said:
Processors are not only about MHz. The Phenom II X6 that you have is double or triple times more powerful than the AMD 760K.
Oh wow, shows how much I know lol. What do you recommend under $200 that's better than my Phenom ii x6? That fits with my board of course! I would greatly appreciate it.

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April 10, 2014 8:26:21 AM

Shneiky said:
Processors are not only about MHz. The Phenom II X6 that you have has double the power than the AMD 760K has.


Not double, but I agree that "upgrading" to the 760K would be a bad idea. It'd be a sidegrade at best.
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April 10, 2014 8:28:04 AM

Jahx23 said:
Shneiky said:
Processors are not only about MHz. The Phenom II X6 that you have is double or triple times more powerful than the AMD 760K.
Oh wow, shows how much I know lol. What do you recommend under $200 that's better than my Phenom ii x6? That fits with my board of course! I would greatly appreciate it.



Not much. The Phenom II X6 1045T is one of the best CPUs for the AM3 socket.
Unless you actually have an AM3+ socket?
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April 10, 2014 8:32:27 AM

Rationale said:
Jahx23 said:
Shneiky said:
Processors are not only about MHz. The Phenom II X6 that you have is double or triple times more powerful than the AMD 760K.
Oh wow, shows how much I know lol. What do you recommend under $200 that's better than my Phenom ii x6? That fits with my board of course! I would greatly appreciate it.



Not much. The Phenom II X6 1045T is one of the best CPUs for the AM3 socket.
Unless you actually have an AM3+ socket?
How can I tell if I have a AM3+? I have this program called CPU-Z would it tell me, or do I have to check elsewhere?

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April 10, 2014 8:38:07 AM

Phenom II x6 1045T can actually overclock a bit via the FSB method.

You *could* get a current 970 or 990FX board and try a mild FSB overclock on that CPU first.
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April 10, 2014 8:47:14 AM

Jahx23 said:


That is my current Processor & my motherboard is CG1330. I heard my processor is pretty slow (2.7ghz) so I decided to look around and found this one on newegg for only $89, it's the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX. That is 1.1ghz difference for only $89!!

Please let me know if this is well worth it and does it fit.

Perhaps a better one around that price range that fits?


May I ask why you want to upgrade your processor? I'm still using a Phenom II X6 and I've not really found anything that taxes it much. If it's games performance, you might be better off looking at your graphics card and ram before chaning that processor.

There are faster processors- however you'd need to be looking at either an AMD FX 8 core (e.g. the 8320) or an Intel Core i5 / i7 to make it worth while and even then you're not talking a massive speed up.

Edit: for either of those options you're going to need a new motherboard- so that might make the upgrade cost too much ($200 for a motherboard + cpu would probably be a down grade).
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April 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM

cdrkf said:
Jahx23 said:


That is my current Processor & my motherboard is CG1330. I heard my processor is pretty slow (2.7ghz) so I decided to look around and found this one on newegg for only $89, it's the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX. That is 1.1ghz difference for only $89!!

Please let me know if this is well worth it and does it fit.

Perhaps a better one around that price range that fits?


May I ask why you want to upgrade your processor? I'm still using a Phenom II X6 and I've not really found anything that taxes it much. If it's games performance, you might be better off looking at your graphics card and ram before chaning that processor.

There are faster processors- however you'd need to be looking at either an AMD FX 8 core (e.g. the 8320) or an Intel Core i5 / i7 to make it worth while and even then you're not talking a massive speed up.

Edit: for either of those options you're going to need a new motherboard- so that might make the upgrade cost too much ($200 for a motherboard + cpu would probably be a down grade).
Yeah it's actually for a gaming purpose, and the only game I play is World of Warcraft which is not really too intense, but I wanted a better Frames either way. That is a lot to go about just to change this processor and honestly I don't even know how to do it all even if I had it, I don't want to go through all of that plus the money. Maybe it's the graphics like you said? I currently have the Radeon HD 6870.

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April 10, 2014 9:12:55 AM

Jahx23 said:
cdrkf said:
Jahx23 said:


That is my current Processor & my motherboard is CG1330. I heard my processor is pretty slow (2.7ghz) so I decided to look around and found this one on newegg for only $89, it's the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX. That is 1.1ghz difference for only $89!!

Please let me know if this is well worth it and does it fit.

Perhaps a better one around that price range that fits?


May I ask why you want to upgrade your processor? I'm still using a Phenom II X6 and I've not really found anything that taxes it much. If it's games performance, you might be better off looking at your graphics card and ram before chaning that processor.

There are faster processors- however you'd need to be looking at either an AMD FX 8 core (e.g. the 8320) or an Intel Core i5 / i7 to make it worth while and even then you're not talking a massive speed up.

Edit: for either of those options you're going to need a new motherboard- so that might make the upgrade cost too much ($200 for a motherboard + cpu would probably be a down grade).
Yeah it's actually for a gaming purpose, and the only game I play is World of Warcraft which is not really too intense, but I wanted a better Frames either way. That is a lot to go about just to change this processor and honestly I don't even know how to do it all even if I had it, I don't want to go through all of that plus the money. Maybe it's the graphics like you said? I currently have the Radeon HD 6870.



Hmm, a 6870 isn't a bad card- however there are plenty faster than that nowadays. To get a decent upgrade from that card you really need to be looking at an R9 270 or R9 280 class card (or GTX 760 or better if you fancy an Nvidia solution).

I would note though that WOW is a rather old and poorly threaded game, so the engine might be part of your trouble. Its also worth considering under what circumstances you're getting poor frame rates- something internet bandwidth can be an issue with on-line games like this (I currently play an on-line space game called Star Conflict which is nice and free however it's very sensitive to broadband speed).
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April 10, 2014 9:23:21 AM

cdrkf said:
Jahx23 said:
cdrkf said:
Jahx23 said:


That is my current Processor & my motherboard is CG1330. I heard my processor is pretty slow (2.7ghz) so I decided to look around and found this one on newegg for only $89, it's the AMD 760K Richland 3.8GHz Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor AD760KWOHLBOX. That is 1.1ghz difference for only $89!!

Please let me know if this is well worth it and does it fit.

Perhaps a better one around that price range that fits?


May I ask why you want to upgrade your processor? I'm still using a Phenom II X6 and I've not really found anything that taxes it much. If it's games performance, you might be better off looking at your graphics card and ram before chaning that processor.

There are faster processors- however you'd need to be looking at either an AMD FX 8 core (e.g. the 8320) or an Intel Core i5 / i7 to make it worth while and even then you're not talking a massive speed up.

Edit: for either of those options you're going to need a new motherboard- so that might make the upgrade cost too much ($200 for a motherboard + cpu would probably be a down grade).
Yeah it's actually for a gaming purpose, and the only game I play is World of Warcraft which is not really too intense, but I wanted a better Frames either way. That is a lot to go about just to change this processor and honestly I don't even know how to do it all even if I had it, I don't want to go through all of that plus the money. Maybe it's the graphics like you said? I currently have the Radeon HD 6870.



Hmm, a 6870 isn't a bad card- however there are plenty faster than that nowadays. To get a decent upgrade from that card you really need to be looking at an R9 270 or R9 280 class card (or GTX 760 or better if you fancy an Nvidia solution).

I would note though that WOW is a rather old and poorly threaded game, so the engine might be part of your trouble. Its also worth considering under what circumstances you're getting poor frame rates- something internet bandwidth can be an issue with on-line games like this (I currently play an on-line space game called Star Conflict which is nice and free however it's very sensitive to broadband speed).
Alright I see! I actually looked into the r9 270x before, and you mentioning it here reassures me its the way I should go (not much of a Nvidia guy, used to AMD)

Thank you for the help!

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