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Worth upgrade Phenom ii X4 830 from Athlon II X3 435?

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I found this deal http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0375737 , $50 for a quadcore L3 cache. If anyone have had the opportunity to try them both or any benchmark available for them mainly gaming, but also system responsiveness. I have found that WEI score of my current system is 7.0, while this goes to 7.4 I believe. Do you think is worth for price/performance difference. I can always build another PC using the Athlon II x3, or sell it? I appreciate your time.
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  1. I, too, am a huge AMD fan. That being said, you won't see a major leap in performance going from your current to the proposed CPU. Some increase, yes, but not a lot.

    Still, the price is good. I recommend you go for it.

    Have fun!!!
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    No its a pretty lowly Phenom II and I think the Multi is locked on that model so you cant even OC it well. Look for a Phenom II 965BE (Black Edition), 980BE or 960T. They may cost $50 more but the fact they can OC heavily (or OC and maybe 6 core unlock with 960T) means you will get a much larger life from them. If you dont OC their stock clocks are higher too.

    The one you found may be an upgrade per se but not really a very big one from your current CPU, in that if you kept the athlon or bought the 830 I suspect you would end up wanting to upgrade either around the same time. The ones I have mentioned may cost more but would be much more of a lasting upgrade.
  3. COLGeek said:
    I, too, am a huge AMD fan. That being said, you won't see a major leap in performance going from your current to the proposed CPU. Some increase, yes, but not a lot.

    Still, the price is good. I recommend you go for it.

    Have fun!!!


    Thanks for reply, Actually I need to change that AMD fan, not anymore since bulldozer, however, AMD Fan on the graphics side. If is not worth then I won't get it.
  4. wr6133 said:
    No its a pretty lowly Phenom II and I think the Multi is locked on that model so you cant even OC it well. Look for a Phenom II 965BE (Black Edition), 980BE or 960T. They may cost $50 more but the fact they can OC heavily (or OC and maybe 6 core unlock with 960T) means you will get a much larger life from them. If you dont OC their stock clocks are higher too.

    The one you found may be an upgrade per se but not really a very big one from your current CPU, in that if you kept the athlon or bought the 830 I suspect you would end up wanting to upgrade either around the same time. The ones I have mentioned may cost more but would be much more of a lasting upgrade.


    I'll keep my Athlon ii then , upgrade to a 2600K CPU Mobo for 260$ seems much more worth it. Thanks
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