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Please help about upgrading amd processor

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December 1, 2011 4:40:06 AM

Hi guyz,
i plan to upgrade my Processor .. please help me out

my current one:
http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUDetail.aspx?id=...

my current Mobo:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
Cpu support List for it : http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

i plan to buy this after 3-4 months:
http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...
Cpu support List for it: http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/cpu-support-p...

Been following the "best gaming cpu for money" for quite a while..

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-overcloc...

based on this .. it recommends the Phenom 2 x4 840 & the Phenom 2 x4 955

i just updated my BIOS to F6 on my current Mobo..

Q1> which processor is like more value for money .. the 840 or the 955 ?
Q2> for my current Mobo the 840-c3-95w-3.2GHz is fully supported as well as in the 990x ..but the 955-125w is not supported in my current Mobo ..only the 955-95w one is .. so which one should i look to ..that shall last me another 2-3 years?
Q3> My requirements are gaming @ 1920x1080 [getting a geforce gtx 560 soon] & running virtual machines in vmware [2-5 hours a day]..
so which processor is better ? and WILL THE 955-95w CAUSE BOTTLE NECKS?
Q4> whats the difference between 955 : 95w & 125w .. lol .. suddenly the 955 95w is gone from amd phenom 2 page ?
Q5> Config: the mobo mentioned above + Corsair hx 750w + evga gtx 570 or 560 + the phenom 840 ANY BOTTLENECKS? especially with the graphics? ALL compatible with each other??
please suggest
thanks :) 
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December 1, 2011 4:58:39 AM

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December 1, 2011 5:16:30 AM

1. right now, the ph ii x4 955 is of better value.
2. if you're building for 3-5 yrs, get the 990fx with a 955 black edition. you can upgrade to a better fx successor when they come out.
3. for gaming, a 560 is a good choice. you'll need sufficient amount of ram to run virtual machines.
5. 955 is a better cpu than the 840.
skipped the bits about comparisons between 95 and 125 w 955s, don't know much about the 95w one.
get a good cpu cooler (if you don't have one already) for the 955.
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December 1, 2011 5:43:43 AM

whatever you decide to do, make sure the current BIOS supports the new processor before you install the new processor.
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