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Will the amd bulldozer fx-4100 support my PC ?

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November 11, 2012 3:20:54 PM

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
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 3:28:53 PM

Believe the FX-4100 will not work, its needs an AM3+ socket, you have a AM3 Socket. It is not backwards compatible.
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November 11, 2012 3:33:16 PM

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+).
November 11, 2012 3:33:22 PM

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
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November 11, 2012 3:41:25 PM

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.
November 11, 2012 3:43:28 PM

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.
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November 11, 2012 3:46:34 PM

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.
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 3:47:27 PM

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.
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 3:49:12 PM

+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.
November 11, 2012 3:49:26 PM

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-S... )



Just to make shure will it 100% Work in my Computer ?
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 3:50:46 PM

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: 
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November 11, 2012 3:52:38 PM

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.
November 11, 2012 3:53:44 PM

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-...

i belive its the same one but brand new
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November 11, 2012 3:54:19 PM

TheGamblerUK said:
So shall i buy this one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Black-Edition-AMD-Phenom-...

i belive its the same one but brand new


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.
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 3:54:43 PM

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.
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November 11, 2012 3:54:47 PM

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.
November 11, 2012 3:58:43 PM

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
a b K Overclocking
November 11, 2012 4:06:30 PM

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.
November 11, 2012 4:09:26 PM

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 ?
November 11, 2012 4:17:16 PM

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-...

But will my Pc even support that
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November 11, 2012 4:24:47 PM

Just get this one. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Deneb-3-...

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.
November 11, 2012 4:25:51 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Just get this one. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-945-Deneb-3-...

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
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November 11, 2012 4:26:46 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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