so the phenom 945 is a am3 processor but i have a am2+ mobo that can take it with an updated bios. now im going to guess it probably wont utilize all that the 945 can do correct? mobo uses ddr2-800 ram. im currently running a 64x2 6000 125w right now and looking for a good jump in performance (hoping that windows index goes from its current 6.1 cpu processing power to over 7 at least) and eat less power.
looking to pick up the 945 (95w version) to max out my mobo in the near future when price gets steady at under $100...
Well, I'm using the M3N-HT Deluxe Mempipe Edition with a Phenom II X4 965BE. Since the board doesn't support Crossfire I have just one HD5770 Stuck in it right now. Earlier it used to have 2 9600GT's in SLI and another one to handle PhysX.
Yeah, it's DDR 2 800 but I'm running my X4 at 4.0GHz and the 5770 is actually a 5750 with the 5770 Flashed onto it.
My resolutions are 1920X1080 for both the monitors setup on it. And it works like a dream.
If you want to wait and save a little more cash for a good upgrade it's be ok, since the board and the processor plus the ram will do a good job of everything.
yea thing is with computer parts, tomorrow is always a new release so theres no such thing as being future proof. cheap upgrades here and there every like 4 years is what i can do. my m2n sli is already 4 years old and i havent done a single upgrade with it since i bought it with a athlon 64x2 6000+. another $100 for a phenom 945 within 4 years? not bad i suppose.
yea asus says max supported processor is a 945 so i think im good to go.