Will the amd bulldozer fx-4100 support my PC ?

Hello, im about to purchase the amd bulldozer fx-4100, but i am not shure if it will fit my pc/work. My motherboard is a : Foxconn a74ml-k.

Here are my specs that i found on the net. http://gyazo.com/2f19fd41f17d0b3315c99670d76030f9
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  1. Ohh & i scanned my pc for hardware & motherboard stuff if this helps http://gyazo.com/f00e0aad1b4809d726fb64b18fb10532
  2. Believe the FX-4100 will not work, its needs an AM3+ socket, you have a AM3 Socket. It is not backwards compatible.
  3. The newest BIOS for that board was released in 2009, so no, a 4100 has no chance of working with that board (even beyond the fact that it's not AM3+).
  4. DJDeCiBeL said:
    The newest BIOS for that board was released in 2009, so no, a 4100 has no chance of working with that board.

    I hate to sound really cheeky but could you find me a GOOD processor around 3GHz on ebay ( UK ) ?

    Under around £100
  5. DJDeCiBeL said:

    Thanks so much, will that be good for gaming also + increase my PC speed by ALOT v?
  6. Here is a good CPU for that motherboard, could be better options like the 955 with the 95 watt tdp but that's real rare to find brand new.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2GHz-Socket-AM3-6MB-45nm-Quad-Core-95W-TDP-HDX955WFK4DGM-/400335789082?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item5d35df5c1a
  7. It should be a nice upgrade, yeah. The extra core and higher clock speed alone will be the biggest difference, but going from a Phenom I (which really weren't that great) to a Phenom II helps too.

    "A Lot" is subjective, though. It may seem like "a lot" to you, or it may not.
  8. socialfox said:
    Here is a good CPU for that motherboard, could be better options like the 955 with the 95 watt tdp but that's real rare to find brand new.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2GHz-Socket-AM3-6MB-45nm-Quad-Core-95W-TDP-HDX955WFK4DGM-/400335789082?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item5d35df5c1a


    Yeah, I didn't even try to look for the 955. The 945 is just fine for him, IMO. 200Mhz isn't make or break.

    OP: Here's the support list for that board, though. http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-Foxconn/A74ML-K.html
  9. DJDeCiBeL said:
    It should be a nice upgrade, yeah. The extra core and higher clock speed alone will be the biggest difference, but going from a Phenom I (which really weren't that great) to a Phenom II helps too.

    "A Lot" is subjective, though. It may seem like "a lot" to you, or it may not.

    Also could you find me a really good graphics card fcompatible with my pc also under £110 ?

    Thank you so much for all your help i have been trying to get answers for a week now and you replyed instantly, if i knew how to give you feedback or rep etc i will.
  10. TheGamblerUK said:
    Also could you find me a really good graphics card fcompatible with my pc also under £110 ?


    I would recommend asking that over in the Graphics and Displays section. They're quick over there, usually.
  11. The 955 is better by a real small margin, don't think you will be able to tell much of a difference as DJDeCiBeL has claimed. Anyways for a good video card I would consider the HD 7770 as a nice solution. With my phenom II X4 955 and the HD 7770 gaming at the resolution of 1600x900 I can max out most games including Skyrim.
  12. +1^ that is the official category :lol: , if you don't want to start a new thread that is still fine. We will still help you out, though I am not an expert as the people who specialize in that category.
  13. socialfox said:
    The 955 is better by a real small margin, don't think you will be able to tell much of a difference as DJDeCiBeL has claimed. Anyways for a good video card I would consider the HD 7770 as a nice solution. With my phenom II X4 955 and the HD 7770 gaming at the resolution of 1600x900 I can max out most games including Skyrim.

    Okk thanks for the quick response, so i will go buy this one ( http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2GHz-Socket-AM3-6MB-45nm-Quad-Core-95W-TDP-HDX955WFK4DGM-/400335789082?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item5d35df5c1a )


    Just to make shure will it 100% Work in my Computer ?
  14. Wait that one is used...I don't exactly recommend buying used processors since no one knows their history. Could have been dropped from the 10th floor of a building for all I know :lol:
  15. And I think all of the 95W 955's were OEM, so it wouldn't come with a heatsink (which you'll definitely need a better one than you have now for it).

    The 945 that I linked is brand new, in-box, so everything's all good, there.
  16. socialfox said:
    Wait that one is used...I don't exactly recommend buying used processors since no one knows their history. Could have been dropped from the 10th floor of a building for all I know :lol:

    So shall i buy this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Black-Edition-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2-GHz-4-cores-Socket-AM3-Box-/140861787428?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item20cc044d24

    i belive its the same one but brand new
  17. TheGamblerUK said:


    Nope, that's 125W (as are all the Black Edition Phenom II CPU's. Well, one version of the 965 is 140W...). 95W CPU's and lower only for your board.
  18. Well then because of the OEM status then I would just go for the 945 and use the stock heatsink. You don't really need an aftermarket cooler if your not overclocking. If you are still determined in getting the 955 then get a TX-3 evo or the Hyper 212 plus/evo. They are pretty cheap and will cool real nice.
  19. Interesting that one states in the product description it includes a heatsink (well they state a fansink but I guess its the same). Yep you can go for that one as well if you want.

    Edit: Just realized it was a black edition which the DJ has pointed out. Makes sense, the 95 watts don't come with heatsinks which is why I was kind of surprised. Anyways your motherboard can only support 95 watts for the TDP at max. I have heard some motherboard can run with 125 watt CPUs even though the TDP is 95 watts but it reduces the lifespan of the motherboard by a lot.
  20. socialfox said:
    Interesting that one states in the product description it includes a heatsink (well they state a fansink but I guess its the same). Yep you can go for that one as well if you want.

    This is my last question for you because you ALL will be getting stressed of an 17yr old asking you 200 Questions.

    What is the BEST comaptible Processor for my up to £90.00

    When you tell me the one i should 100% Buy im just going to go buy in now
  21. Well there are a few better Phenom II X6 CPUs but they don't offer much more performance in gaming at all compared to the X4.
  22. socialfox said:
    Well there are a few better Phenom II X6 CPUs but they don't offer much more performance in gaming at all compared to the X4.

    So witch one is the x4 ?
  23. socialfox said:
    Well there are a few better Phenom II X6 CPUs but they don't offer much more performance in gaming at all compared to the X4.

    yes but the other guy said my pc wont support AMD3 thingy

    you said buy this : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Black-Edition-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2-GHz-4-cores-Socket-AM3-Box-/140861787428?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item20cc044d24

    But will my Pc even support that
  24. No not that processor, it has a tdp of 125 watts, your motherboard supports a tdp of 95 watts. This CPU will work:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-955-3-2-GHz-Quad-Core-HDX955WFK4DGM-L3-6M-Sockel-AM3-95-W-/140737915751?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item20c4a22b67

    All the CPUs we have linked are the X4 ones. I only made reference to the X6 but no links.
  25. Just get this one. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Deneb-3-0GHz-Socket-95W-Quad-Core-Desktop-Processor-Cooler-/170939662419?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item27cccc4053

    It's the one I originally linked, and I'm positive that it will work (although you may need a BIOS update).

    That 955 that you just linked (thegambleruk) will not work. 125W Black Edition...

    The 945 is 95W and it comes with a heatsink, so it's a perfect fit for you.
  26. DJDeCiBeL said:
    Just get this one. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Deneb-3-0GHz-Socket-95W-Quad-Core-Desktop-Processor-Cooler-/170939662419?pt=UK_Computing_CPUs_Processors&hash=item27cccc4053

    It's the one I originally linked, and I'm positive that it will work (although you may need a BIOS update).

    That 955 that you just linked will not work. 125W Black Edition...

    The 945 is 95W and it comes with a heatsink, so it's a perfect fit for you.

    Right i have just brought it thanks for your help <3
  27. You're welcome. :)
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