Can i Upgrade my amd athlon II x645 with a Amd Phenom II X6 1090T Black edition
Looking to build an inexpensive Gaming Computer to run my golf simulator. I have a stock acer x1420g that I am looking to upgrade the processor and GPU, I understand that I will have to move the internal componants into a different case with a better PSU. looking at Amd's website I see that the Athlon II X4 645 and the Phenom IIX6 1090T use the same AM3 Socket are they interchangeable or do I need to look at other options. Running the golf simulator is all it will be doing. The Simulator software is The Golf Club just for reference Thanks in advance
CountMike said:That would depend on MB and if it can handle increased load. For games you don't need 6 cores, 4 is quite enough, less heat and power requirements. Can probably (depending on MB again) you can overclock a Phenom II x 965BE and get better game performance than with 1090T at stock speed.
Thanks for the Information. Is there a way to tell if the motherboard will take the increased load with out doing the upgrade?
From what I can tell on the forum about the game I am trying to run, it is not that hard on the cpu but taxes a gpu hard, would you just recommend upgrading my graphics card with new psu?
If it still has integrated graphics anything or almost anything would be better. As it is now, a R7 260 would be a good match. If you put a Ph2 965 for instance, an R7 270 can be good match.
As for MB and what it can take, look to the left of the processor and see if there's a cooler over VRM section and if not how many small square chips is there, it doesn't say anything on the site.
Psu power should match that what's required for GPU, processor shouldn't make much difference.