Question about potential performance increase with new CPU and RAM Tags: Homebuilt Performance Phenom Systems Last response: May 17, 2010 8:48 PM in Systems Share Arckhyzem May 17, 2010 8:06:47 PM I'm planning on upgrading my GPU but I was also wondering if I should switch out my current am2+ Phenom II x4 940 and 4 gigs of DDR2 800 for a Phenom II x4 965 with 4 gigs of DDR3 1333. How substantial will the performance increase be in that case? More about : question potential performance increase cpu ram tecmo34 a b B Homebuilt system May 17, 2010 8:48:17 PM I would not worry about upgrading to the Phenom II X4 965 and DDR3 RAM. You'll see little performance increase... Comparision - There is not of enough of a difference to warrant the cost increase. You'll be better off spending on the money on a better GPU (or dual setup) or possibly adding a SSD to your system, along with the new GPU. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Does my MOBO exploit the full potential of the CPU i'm getting? Forum A Potential Cpu Issue? FPS In Games Forum No performance increase on my new GTX 650 Ti Forum Question about performance and a potential need to overclock... Forum Does the 6970 have the potential of the 580? Forum Looking for comments on my potential new system Forum $1200-1600 Photo editing dual-monitor build (w/gaming potential ) Forum a few questions on my potential new build Forum Question about overclocking ram Forum Ram speed vs CPU mhz increase ? Forum What would give me the best overall performance increase ? Forum Phenom II x4 925 Overclocking Potential Forum How big of a performance increase will I see? Forum Adding new PSU or cooling to increase performance ? Forum Need Some critiquing On Custom Build Pc Forum Need help with hardware compatibility Forum Building laptop need help with parts? Forum CPU LED Stuck on red, no post Forum Asus P6x58d question Forum PSU for sli question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !