Should i upgrade my mobo and cpu Tags: Motherboards CPUs Processors Last response: October 21, 2012 1:14 PM in Motherboards Share wkdsean1988 October 21, 2012 11:34:48 AM Looking for advice on upgrading my current system. I want to know what the best processor for my mother board is and will it be worth upgrading to this Intel i5 firstname.lastname@example.org, Arctic cooling freezer 13 cpu cooler. Asus p8z77-v lx mobo. 8gb Corsair vengance ddr3 1600mhz. Price £352 Current spec Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X4 955 SOCKET AM3 (3.20GHz/8MB CACHE) - BLACK EDITION Motherboard ASUS® M4A785TD-V EVO: DUAL DDR3, S-ATA II, 2 x PCIe x16, 1 x PCIe x1, 3 x PCI Memory (RAM) 12gb CORSAIR XMS3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz - LIFETIME WARRANTY! Memory - 1st Hard Disk 128gb vertex 4 Memory - 2nd Hard Disk 500GB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (7,200rpm) Processor Cooling SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER Graphics card gigabyte 7970 ghz edition 1100/1500 Psu 750w. More about : upgrade mobo cpu dutchling October 21, 2012 12:57:52 PM You would definitely benefit from an upgrade to the I5 as your current CPU at that clock rate is most likely bottlenecking that GPU. Also, could you post what kind of PSU that is? wkdsean1988 October 21, 2012 1:14:03 PM dutchling said:You would definitely benefit from an upgrade to the I5 as your current CPU at that clock rate is most likely bottlenecking that GPU. Also, could you post what kind of PSU that is? ocz 750w fatal1ty Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU and MOBO first or my Video Card first? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my HD 5770s, CPU/Mobo, or is there a way to have both on my budget? Forum SolvedShould i upgrade my Mobo and CPU? Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my Mobo/CPU or GPU? Quick help please Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU and Mobo? Forum Wonder if I should upgrade my mobo and keep the CPU or go full Intel? Forum Upgrade Dilemma, Should i go CPU/mobo or GPU Forum Should I Upgrade Mobo or Get New CPU/Mobo combo Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and probably Mobo, should I go haswell? Forum Should I upgrade MOBO just to go for a new CPU? Forum Should i upgrade my mobo, cpu and ram? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and MOBO..... Anything i should do? Forum Which should I upgrade first? CPU/RAM/MOBO or GPU? Forum What should I upgrade? CPU/Mobo or just CPU? Please Read. Forum SolvedPlease help!! Should I upgrade my mobo? Or is it a waist of money! Forum SolvedShould I upgrade 6yr old processor or upgrade mobo and processor but have less RAM? Forum SolvedShould l buy a better mobo or a better cpu Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my CPU or GPU first? Forum Solvedlooking for a mobo+cpu upgrade from my 880gm and amd x3 yep..... Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade my gaming rig, what should i go for? $250 budget (CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, Hard Drive...) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !