Can I Upgrade My CPU With This Board?

here is my motherboard - ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 - AMD 880G - Socket AM3 - PCI-E 2.0

I have a AMD Phenom II X4 Quad 955 Core 3.2GHz Processor 4 x 512 KB Boxed - Black Edition

Can i get a faster CPU with this motherboard or would it be pointless? The CPU is overclocked to 3.8GHz and was thinking about getting rid of the motherboard and CPU in favor or a i7.
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  1. I checked the AMD website and your board can stay still on the same case by installing a Phenom IIX6 1100T(HDE00ZFBK6DGR),3.3GHz,125W,rev.E0,SocketAM3,6-Core

    I am doing a build myself and I discarded the I7 from Intel simply because I am not calculating an orbit, I do not work on a Black Mesa Research Facility, Gaming is not THAT important and I am not trying to decypher the Human Genome.

    So I decided to Buy a AMD+ with 8 cores. Because gaming is that important. Not I7 important. also... the price of an I7 is the price of excellent sound card or more storage capacity, or a monitor or something + something else.

    I home this helps.

  2. you can decide to slightly upgrade to pii61100t

    btw you DO NOT have to get an i7 to upgrade. look at what you have compared to an i3:

    so really unless there is a reason you need to upgrade . . .whats that video card or storage looking like? (or monitor even)
  3. If you will benefit from 6 cores (usually with content creation) then the x6 is a good upgrade, otherwise I would not upgrade. You have a fast CPU for a Phenom ii. I would not upgrade to Bulldozer, however, as in many cases performance is the same, if not worse than a Phenom ii x4. If you switch to Intel, you will need to get an i5 to see a noticeable performance improvement, the i3 and Phenom ii x4 are neck and neck.
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