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Cayou help me pick my cpu?

9650 AMD 2.3 quad core
5gb RAM
1tb hard drive (2x500gb)
5 fans in case.
Radeon 4850x2 2GB This card has 2 GPU's and is a crossfire setup
700w power supply
LG dvd/cd drive
Comes with Windows 7 64 bit Professional

I am buying this computer from craigslist for about 400. What I want to know is if my phenom ii x4 840 will work on it. He has a socket am2+ motherboard(idk the specific motherboard), but phenom ii is am3. Will it still work? And can it handle crysis and bf3 beta on med-high? If so what resolutions.

On last question, if I do not switch out the cpu's, can it still handle crysis and bf3 at atleast medium? Please, this question is the most important! Thanks!
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  1. The AM3 CPU support is totally depending on which AM2+ board it is.
  2. rolli59 said:
    The AM3 CPU support is totally depending on which AM2+ board it is.


    So my phenom ii will work on it? Also, can i play crysis and bf3 beta on 1024x768 on medium atleast without changing my cpu? Thanks
  3. Without knowing the motherboard I CAN NOT TELL if the Phenom II will work in it!
  4. rolli59 said:
    Without knowing the motherboard I CAN NOT TELL if the Phenom II will work in it!


    Ok, thats fine. But one last thing. If i dont switch out the cpu, can i still play crysis 1+2 and atleast medium? and bf3 beta at 1024x768
  5. At that resolution the GPU is powerful enough but will get bottlenecked by the CPU.
  6. Ok, thanks.
  7. rolli59 said:
    Without knowing the motherboard I CAN NOT TELL if the Phenom II will work in it!


    Ok the name of the motherboard is gigabyte ma770-ud3
  8. Best answer
    There are three versions of that board all of them support your Phenom II http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3302#ov
  9. Thanks!
  10. Best answer selected by nsahawks7.
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