Is this worth the upgrade for my CPU

I have an amd athlon x4 630 2.8ghz, looking to upgrade to a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4ghz for 150 dollars. Is it worth the money to go from 2.8ghz to 3.4ghz. Will I see a noticable difference?

I'll be using this to play games like crysis 2 and bad company. I m also running radeon 6950 at the moment, and I don't want to waste money upgrading my CPU if there are minimal difference. Any inputs would be appreciated. Thanks!
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  1. If your primary usage is gaming, then no it's not worth it.
    Most games are GPU limited,so upgrading the CPU from 630 to 965 won't give you a huge difference in performance.
  2. Maziar said:
    If your primary usage is gaming, then no it's not worth it.
    Most games are GPU limited,so upgrading the CPU from 630 to 965 won't give you a huge difference in performance.


    Thanks for your response! great answer, I guess i'll hold off on the upgrade for now. Base on what you said, since games relys more on GPU, what case would be a good reason for me to upgrade from 630 to a 965? and is that extra + .6ghz even a big jump?
  3. Get a decent CPU Cooler and overclock your CPU and you will be fine
  4. dog321 said:
    Thanks for your response! great answer, I guess i'll hold off on the upgrade for now. Base on what you said, since games relys more on GPU, what case would be a good reason for me to upgrade from 630 to a 965? and is that extra + .6ghz even a big jump?

    Getting 965 will help you in tasks like PS,3Dmax(mostly image/video editing software) also it helps in games that are CPU limited(they're few compared to GPU limited games) such as
    WIC,GTA IV,Prototype etc.
    As AstroTC mentioned,adding a CPU cooler will help you a lot in OC'ng your X4 630.
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