Here's what I suggest:
1) download CPU-Z
2) head to motherboard tab
3) find out your model
4) find out details about your model like max supported tdp
- Phenom II x4 are like 125W if I remember correctly
5) Get the 955 instead because they're both black edition [easy overclock]
If the 955 doesn't work, i really like the 555's too! They pack a big punch with an unlockable 3rd (possibly 4th core), and are half the price! I bought a 3.2 GHz Callisto for $88.00 and OC it to just shy of 4GHz. Unlocked the 4th core too! Just an option as it is only an 80W CPU.
I'm looking for a quad core, so you are right- It should of been x4
I'll definitely go with the 955 instead.
The mother board is a ASROCK K10N78D with a TDP of 125W, so i should be fine
My only isssue is finding out of the heatsink will work with the new processor.
I have no idea what model heatsink it is. My dad installed it a while ago, and he recently passed away. All i know is it is a zalman.
any help is appreciated
have a good one, guys
A friend told you? Well, my Phenom II X4 940 has been running on the stock cooler for about 3 years. Anyone looking to get an AMD processor, note that unless you plan to OC it right away (which I've never felt the need to do), the stock cooler works just fine.
Stock coolers do adequate coolling for stock settings on your processors. why would companies waste money on a heatsink and fan if it wasn't sufficient? doesn't make any sense. Also, the Phenom II dual core Callisto has the option to unlock a 3rd and or 4th core, which was what i did, as well as great overclocking options. personally, with the new bulldozers coming out, an $88 cpu sounds a lot better than a $140 cpu that is just as outdated as the other, and quite frankly, the cheaper can have just as many cores potentially. If you have the money, go with the guarantee, but if you are interested in saving $50, go with the dual core and unlock.