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August 23, 2010 7:05:19 PM

SO for charistmas , I am getting a GeForce GT240 (I really dont need anything more powerful), I was wondering what CPU to get.

I have a AM2+ board but I have thje latest BIOS so I can use AM3 CPU's, so I am looking for a good CPU (AMD) around 40 - 50 £. Any suggestions?

also I have a stock AMD cooler with Smart fan.

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August 23, 2010 7:32:18 PM

AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition,

AMD Phenom 9850.
August 23, 2010 7:34:17 PM

hmm I just had a look at the website my board can take 95TDP max
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August 23, 2010 7:55:56 PM

I'd recommend the Phenom II X3 720 BE.. Its a powerful CPU bearing the Phenom II architecture.. It'll give you enough power to snap through your day to day productivity apps and prove good for more strenuous activities such as gaming.. The TDP is also within your target range..
August 23, 2010 9:00:22 PM

Also I dont use newegg I just go on ebay or maplins
August 23, 2010 9:01:57 PM

So can any one narrow down the best and most powerful in my price range?, also thanks all ^.^
August 23, 2010 9:39:28 PM

^ lol your info is making me angry :p  AMD RULES,INTEL =SUPER DUPER $hit

if one cant afford it, doesn't mean its ***...

Well... AMD Athlon II X3 440
August 23, 2010 11:30:04 PM

So your saying im poor?, are you
August 23, 2010 11:46:10 PM

Lol you should concentrate more on what processor you want.

Go check reviews of that product and tell us do you like it or not, because that's all you can get in that much money & TDP requirements.
August 24, 2010 2:22:18 AM

stil whats THE best I can get which is in my price range, the one you stated?
August 24, 2010 2:35:46 AM

the one i wrote above...
August 24, 2010 3:33:26 PM

yo, Fetal I really apprciate the help you have served me ^^, but how old is the CPU you stated?
August 24, 2010 3:34:46 PM

also is there a timeline of the AMD cpu's realsed?
August 24, 2010 3:59:22 PM

TY SO MUCH ^^ so I get AMD Athlon II X3 440 but how old is this exact CPU
August 24, 2010 4:10:13 PM

hmm never mind its around 8 odd months old , yes?
August 24, 2010 4:28:19 PM

Dude, you are awesome!
August 24, 2010 4:29:24 PM

although the 445 is newer there will probally be bearley any performance diffrence
August 24, 2010 4:30:38 PM

Is it hard to OC a multi-core CPU or is it the same as single core? becuase im running my spare backup CPU and it OC'd 800 more MHz
August 24, 2010 4:41:45 PM

nah, its easy. if your board is up too it, you can oc any processor. It all depends on mobo.

and yeah no gain in getting 445, just waste of money for100mhz.
August 24, 2010 6:30:41 PM

dude you are awesome ty for all the help you have ggave
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