I have a Phenom 2 955 which I bought year ago to last me about 5 years of gaming (instead of i3 2100) cause I thought that future games will need four cores.
1-so did I make a mistake?
2-does my phenom II generate heat more than i3 and which stock fan is quiter
this is only about gaming
future games might need more cores.
1. no. but expecting 5 more
years out of a 2 year old cpu (at the time of oyur purchase).... i don't know what will happen in the future, but ph ii (after overclock) is as good as a core i3 for current games.
2. ph ii x4 955 is a 125w tdp cpu i.e. it dissipates 125w on load. core i3 is 65w tdp cpu. phenom dissipates more than core i3 on stock settings, more after overclock. you can try using a 3rd party cooler like cm hyper 212 evo if noise is an issue (always is, with stock fans).