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AMD Phenom II X4 940 run on my pc?

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July 11, 2009 6:11:31 AM

Havent posted in a while, lol anyway to the point.

I am thinking of upgrading my CPU to a quad core. I want to buy this:

Right now i have this motherboard: ( BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX A2+ AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX )

And a 530w Raidmax as a PSU:

and my question is, could that Phenom II X4 run with my current setup?

-thanks :bounce: 

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July 11, 2009 7:33:04 AM

Yes it will run perfectly =]
July 11, 2009 1:27:59 PM

Raidmax is a Tier 5 PSU, not reccommended!! :bounce: 
What CPU do you have at present? Even modern games do not use more than 2 cores properly, so you will not get twice the performance by going from 2 to 4 cores at the same speed.

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July 11, 2009 4:31:13 PM

Right now i have a AMD athlon 64 x2 Dual Core 5000+ @ 2.6ghz.

heres the link:

This runs perfectly at the moment, i just need a dual core because its slowing me down in lots of programs, games, app's, ect ect.

My only worry is that my power supply wont have enough power to handle it.

July 11, 2009 5:31:07 PM

I am running my older Phenom 9850 b.e, @2.8ghz , Jetway H0A4 extreme motherboard, 500 gb seagate harddrive sata II, and 2 gb of ocz reaper 1066 ram, a 3870 card and a NZXT tempest case with 6 120 mm fans of a Antec 550 watt power supply and have not had any issues even with overclocking the 3870 and 9850 b.e. I am not sure about the Quality of your PSU, but I believe it can handle the wattage if it holds up and puts out the wattage it says it can.
July 11, 2009 9:15:38 PM

What video card? Change your PSU for a better quality 550W or 650W one.