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Upgrading my CPU AMD X2 BE-550 need help

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May 29, 2012 9:11:29 AM

Hello everyone, i would like an upgrade from my current CPU AMD X2 BE-550 to something better, im limited by the motherboard so my options are limited. This is my Motherboard - MSI 770-G45 and here is a link with what cpu supports http://www.msi.com/product/mb/770-G45.html#?div=CPUSupp...

Please guide me to get a good procesor for gaming im considering atm AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.40GHz skt AM3 so around this price but i can squeze abit more money if there is something that is worth the money, also i forgot to mention my current CPU BE-550 is not unlockable i can only OC to 3.6 stable maybe abit more.

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May 29, 2012 9:24:58 AM

Get the 965 dude and over clock by 400MHZ on air will be fine.
May 29, 2012 10:05:56 AM

Thanks mate, but i did more reaserch and aparently i can get these two that are better then 965 but i don't know witch ones are better, im interested only for gaming

1: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.70/3.20 GHz skt AM3
2: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition 3.0GHz box

What shall i chose?
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May 29, 2012 10:06:05 AM

Would the 960 not be a better choice, only 100mhz less but a 95w part instead of 125w.
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May 29, 2012 10:23:40 AM

Gaming disregard the 1045T maybe 6 cores but low clock speeds compared to the quads.

960T - Can OC nicely and may unlock to 6 cores (see my sig thats a 6 core unlock on a 960T @ 4 GHz on air)

965BE - Easily OC's to 4.0GHz on air (in theory the 4 deneb cores in this can provide more grunt than 4 thuban cores in the 960T)

Basically get either the 965BE or the 960T. They are similar enough that unless you want to take a gamble on getting 6 cores just buy whichever costs less.

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May 29, 2012 10:45:53 AM

Maniakul said:
Thanks mate, but i did more reaserch and aparently i can get these two that are better then 965 but i don't know witch ones are better, im interested only for gaming

1: AMD Phenom II X6 1045T 2.70/3.20 GHz skt AM3
2: AMD Phenom II X4 960T Black Edition 3.0GHz box

What shall i chose?

Use this to find out how much is the performance improvement of your options over the 550BE & see if it is worth the price you have to pay for a new processor.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/97?vs=102&i=2.5....
The 1045 & the 960 is not there but the 965BE is there.
May 29, 2012 10:50:24 AM

So what i understand if i want to have a good gaming experience i should go for 965 BE?
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May 29, 2012 11:05:37 AM

either 965BE or the 960T

Overclocked there will be little difference so just get whichever costs less.
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