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Is this CPU upgrade worth it?

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August 15, 2010 8:24:38 AM

Could someone give me some advice on whether or not this cpu upgrade is worth it? I'm going from a AMD Phenom 9550 to an AMD Phenom II x4 965 BE. I have a GTX 260 core 216 so I'm mostly wondering how much of an FPS increase would I see? It's rather a big upgrade since I'll be changing mobo, cpu, and case. Part of the reason why I want to upgrade is because I would like to get better performance on the PCSX2 emulator. Personal opinion is very welcome. Should I just stick it out and wait a year or two for better cpus to come out?

Is this CPU upgrade worth it?

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August 15, 2010 9:35:14 AM

What resolution?

First try to OC your current processor(It won't go much higher as Phenom I series were horrible Overclockers).
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August 15, 2010 9:44:57 AM

It is absolutely worth it.. The Phenom II series is a great improvement over the initial Phenom line of processors.. Moreover the platform is touted to be compatible with AMD's upcoming CPU's which should keep you hooked up for few years to come..
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August 15, 2010 11:40:14 AM

It's worth it. The Phenom 9xxx series are s**t, the Phenom II series are WAYY better, with 3x more L3 cache, 45nm tech, and are mad overclockers.
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August 15, 2010 12:05:07 PM

Definately worth it you should see a pretty significant difference in performance. Now you might want to also look into maybe an I5 750 build which would be even faster.
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August 15, 2010 4:48:24 PM

shubham1401 - 1920 x 1080

If I went with an I5 750 build, It would cost more than this current AMD build right? The processor itself costs about $20 more and I'll also be loosing a 20$ combo deal. The intel motherboards don't seem to support ddr2 so I'll have to get more ram too.

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August 15, 2010 7:11:52 PM

Oh wow your right. However, I've never OC'ed before. I'm scared I'll screw something up and blow up my cpu or something.
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August 15, 2010 7:28:47 PM

Yeah... Get the Phenom II processor... You'll see pretty good boost indeed :) 
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August 15, 2010 9:46:30 PM

kamikaze205 said:
Oh wow your right. However, I've never OC'ed before. I'm scared I'll screw something up and blow up my cpu or something.

On your Mobo, just up the Multi to *17 and you have a 965, and the chances of breaking anything is close to zero.
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August 15, 2010 10:03:56 PM

So I just want to make sure of something. All I have to do is up the Multi to 17 in the bios and that's it right? No need to tamper with anything else such as the voltage?
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August 15, 2010 11:31:28 PM

kamikaze205 said:
So I just want to make sure of something. All I have to do is up the Multi to 17 in the bios and that's it right? No need to tamper with anything else such as the voltage?

For 965 speeds pretty much, you might even be able to run 3.6Ghz with out a problem.
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