Hey guys this is my first post on Tom's Hardware and I had a question about upgrading my 8650 to the athlon II 640. See, I bought the athlon II because at Microcenter they had a deal where if I bought the athlon I would get an MSI 785G-E63 mobo for $10. So I bought it and I was wondering what type of performance increase I will see (if any).
Phenom 8650-3 core @ 2.3 GHz
Athlon II 640-4 Core @ 3.0 GHz
I read that the Athlon doesn't have any L3 cache and I was wondering how that would affect the performance
I'm also gonna have 4gigs DDR3 1333 and I have an HD 4890 Video Card.
I was also wondering about overclocking the Athlon so if anyone could give me a link on how to do that it would be great.
Hmmm...I would guess with the lack of L3 cach, memory would be an issues. Not the RAM, but memory-on-die. I would say OC the AII to about 3.6 GHz...but that kind of help requires you to post into the Overclocking section of the Forum.