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Decent mid-cost tri/quad core phenom for AM2+
Jun 12, 2012, 9:48 PM
Hey all, I'm looking to upgrade my processor.
I've got an Athlon x2 7550 2.5GHz dual core, with a Biostar GF8100 M2+ SE
I've seen the support list & it supports up to Phenom II X4 CPUs.
I'm sort of looking for a performance per pound CPU that will get decent performance in games like Dota 2, BF3, Crysis 2 etc.
Jun 13, 2012
decent cost quad core phenom
Jun 12, 2012, 9:51 PM
Newegg has the 95w 3.2 phenom II four core for only $99.99 with free shipping. You might even be able to use your old heatsink if you don't overclock.
Jun 12, 2012, 9:52 PM
I live in the UK so newegg isn't really available to me
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Jun 12, 2012, 10:01 PM
Dabs, scan, ebuyer, theres plenty of uk sites, the X4 965be is about £75 at the moment so I'd grab one of those if you can,
*Edit, not applicable, its a 125w chip and your mobo only supports 95w chips
Jun 13, 2012, 3:21 PM
Moto, none of those sites sell any AM2+ CPUs...
Jun 13, 2012, 3:59 PM
You are looking for compatible Am3 Cpu's, not Am2+ Cpu's
According to this,
you want a 95w chip, something like the X3 435 for example,
Jun 13, 2012, 4:16 PM
Cpu support list:
Here's one that will run:
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