I upgraded the Power Supply to a 800w Rocketfish. I installed a ATI 5770 GPU.
I've read that my CPU which is a AMD Athlon X2 220 Regor is holding me back. It is a Socket AM3 941 pin.
I'm looking to upgrade. Is it worth it with the stock mother board? I want something that can push out a little more power for video games. My current CPU is is always running at like 90%+ in games, its not running hot or anything, its just seems like its holding me back. Plus I've had some stuttering problems with a certain game which I've read was because it uses alot of my CPU. They used the term "Bottlenecking the video card" which I'm not sure what that means exactly.
I'm looking at buying a Phenom IIX6 1090T which according to asus is supported by this board.
I understand one of you believes my PSU is not very great. Still think it will be a problem upgrading to the 125w cpu?
I've talked to some others who say it won't be a problem. I assume my current CPU which is the 220 x2 regor is a 95w. Anyways let me know. Also; do i update the bios before I install the new CPU or after?