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December 2, 2011 12:26:57 PM

hey :) ) i want to an upgrade from my AMD phenom x2 545 my mother board is FOXCONN A7VMX-K which is AM3 and my price range is about 100-200 quid XD soo yeaaa i was thinking about getting the Phenom II X4 965 but i don't know if that would run in my system :)  thanks guys

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December 2, 2011 1:36:17 PM

Something tells me that your mobo will only support 95w CPUs, struggling to get confirmation on that though.

So play it safe and buy one of these
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-960t-bl...

And one of these
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-quiet!-dark-rock-advanced-bk014-cpu-cooler-lga775-1155-1156-1366-am2-am2plus-am3-754-940

And then OC your new CPU... Have fun

by the way it may also be worth you upgrading your mobo to a DDR3 compatible model... something like this
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-amd-7...(x16)-graphics-on-board-micr

and buy some of this to go with it..
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-classic-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v

So you could upgrade your CPU, MOBO and RAM for £200 which will give your system a good performance boost.
December 2, 2011 1:59:43 PM

i would say, get an fx 4100 for 120$ and an asrock 970 am3+ pro3 for 85$.
its in your price range i guess
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December 2, 2011 6:15:55 PM

manu 11 said:
i would say, get an fx 4100 for 120$ and an asrock 970 am3+ pro3 for 85$.
its in your price range i guess

Not much of an upgrade from his Phenom ll. Personally, I wouldn't upgrade to anything less than a Core i5 or Phenom ll X6 if he wants to keep his current motherboard.
December 2, 2011 6:39:14 PM

thanks guys :D !!
December 2, 2011 6:43:05 PM

Uther39 said:
Something tells me that your mobo will only support 95w CPUs, struggling to get confirmation on that though.

So play it safe and buy one of these
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-phenom-ii-x4-960t-bl...

And one of these
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/be-quiet!-dark-rock-advanced-bk014-cpu-cooler-lga775-1155-1156-1366-am2-am2plus-am3-754-940

And then OC your new CPU... Have fun

by the way it may also be worth you upgrading your mobo to a DDR3 compatible model... something like this
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-m5a78l-m-usb3-amd-7...(x16)-graphics-on-board-micr

and buy some of this to go with it..
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-(2x2gb)-corsair-ddr3-xms3-classic-pc3-12800-(1600)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v

So you could upgrade your CPU, MOBO and RAM for £200 which will give your system a good performance boost.



your a genius son ta mate :) ) :bounce: 
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December 3, 2011 12:52:47 AM

^Keep in mind that an OC on a 95W CPU will not still stay under 95W.
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