Buying a new processor Tags: CPUs Processors Phenom Last response: October 18, 2011 1:38 PM in CPUs Share marcd2011 October 18, 2011 12:36:24 PM hello, im planning on buying a new processor for my computer. the one im looking at is an amd phenom II x4 965 black edition. will this run with no problems on my current rig? its an acer aspire x3400, it currently has: athlon II x3 2.7 6gb ddr3 ram sapphire radeon hd 5570 1gb dvd/cd-rw 1tb hdd 220watt psu win7 home premium also is a phenom better than athlon for gaming on? not extreme graphics just good enough to play on. thanks alot More about : buying processor farrengottu October 18, 2011 12:52:18 PM yes it will work says it supports AMD Phenom™ II X4 quad-core processor (up to 3.40 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 2 MB L@ cache, 512 KB L1 cache) AMD Phenom™ II X3 triple-core processor (up to 3 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 1.5 MB L2 cache, 384 KB L1 cache) AMD Athlon™ II X4 quad-core processor (up to 3 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 512 KB L1 cache) AMD Athlon™ II X3 triple-core processor (up to 3.1 GHz, 1.5 MB L2 cache, 384 KB L1 cache) AMD Athlon™ II X2 dual-core processor (up to 3.2 GHz, 2 MB L2 cache, 256 KB L1 cache) link http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Asp... also, yes. the phenom IIs are better at gaming than athlon IIs. you can check out the cpu charts here on toms for numbers of how much by. marcd2011 October 18, 2011 12:57:31 PM lol cheers for that, i did look on acer support before i posted this, its just cos i got a graphics card aswell. and with 220watt psu i didnt know if it would work ok. anyway thanks alot Related resources Need Help Buying A New Processor For My Old PC? - Forum buying new motherboard and processor need suggestions and help - Forum Buying a new processor - Forum Advice on buying new M/B and processor - Forum Planning on buying new processor - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Novuake a c 212 à CPUs October 18, 2011 1:01:23 PM Yes the Phenom II 965 will work. And yes the phenom is MUCH better in every respect, but depending on the price where you are, I do not think it is worth it. o1die a c 159 à CPUs October 18, 2011 1:03:16 PM Your power supply is bare minimum at 220 watts. You may have to change it to run the phenom II. Use antec, ocz, or corsair, not a cheaper brand if you change it. Novuake a c 212 à CPUs October 18, 2011 1:03:45 PM marcd2011 said:lol cheers for that, i did look on acer support before i posted this, its just cos i got a graphics card aswell. and with 220watt psu i didnt know if it would work ok. anyway thanks alot You are already pushing it with the GPU, a processor upgrade are the least of your worries with the strain you are putting on that PSU. yasir siddiqui October 18, 2011 1:04:52 PM yes, it will support and compatible... Click and check your board specification: support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/2010/acer/Aspire/AspireX3400/AspireX3400sp2.shtml Also check amd phenom II x4 965 black edition specification: http://www.anandtech.com/show/2819 Note: AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE is the last limit of processor which supported by your motherboard (acer aspire x3400). yasir siddiqui October 18, 2011 1:10:16 PM You should change your power supply at least min 450w or 500-600w because having lower watt psu could be damaged your graphics card. marcd2011 October 18, 2011 1:38:56 PM thank alot for all this everyone, one problem i dont have a clue what psu to get? apparently its a small factor form?? or something like that and i dont know where to get it from lol Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Buying a new processor Forum buying a new i5-4670 processor for gaming is extra k worth it? Forum Buying new processor Forum buying a new PC - which processor in AMD? Forum Buying new laptop. Which one of these 3 would have a better processor (is AMD a good choice?) (link with specs included)? Forum Solvedi want to buy new processor and new mobo under 300$(18000 INR). Forum SolvedHey guys i will buy new processor and Graphic card(GPU) Forum SolvedWould It be easier to buy a new processor or stick with my 8120, buy a cooler and overclock to prevent a gtx 760 bottleneck? Forum Buying a new processor for heavy gaming, needs help Forum Buying a new processor for heavy gaming Forum Need advice,i'm buying new pc graphic,processor,ram Forum SolvedI have a emachine gma graphics 4800, pentium processor. What are new thing I should buy to make my computer run faster on game Forum Help with buying a new processor // overlocking current Forum Buying new laptop - processor and vid card advice needed Forum Buying a processor for new pc Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !