Looking for New CPU suitable for my Mobo Tags: CPUs Motherboards Product Last response: July 28, 2012 6:01 PM in CPUs Share Ogamy July 28, 2012 4:38:55 PM I am looking for an Upgrade for my CPU which has to suit my motherboard. Current CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 740 Current Motherboard: M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 Links to products/deals welcome. More about : cpu suitable mobo abekl a b à CPUs a c 125 V Motherboard July 28, 2012 4:49:32 PM Phenom II X4 960, 965, 970, or 980 Anyone of them that you can find would be about as great as you can get on that MB. AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ogamy July 28, 2012 5:18:42 PM Cheers for reply, Looking at the compatibility list on the Mobo website, I can run X6 1100B, would it be any better then running previous models you have stated? Related resources Newbie on a new build looking for suitable mobo - Forum Looking for a suitable gpu - Forum Plz suggest me "Best" GPU suitable for my Rig.... - Forum Looking for suitable display card - Forum Finding a suitable graphics card for my new rig - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer abekl a b à CPUs a c 125 V Motherboard July 28, 2012 5:38:19 PM I specifically stayed away from the X6 chips because they do not bring any better performance and are more expensive. The best bang for the buck lies in the high end X4's. wr6133 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard July 28, 2012 5:49:35 PM Is it for gaming? In which case as abekl says the X6's are a waste get a 965BE and overclock it. If your not gaming but rendering/other tasks that use CPU cores efficienty then yes the X6 is a performance hike over the x4 http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=203 The above link shows an X4 and an X6 as you see if your doing anything video or image related the X6 is worth the extra. If your just gaming the X6 does show better performance in the benchmarks but not enough to justify its extra price tag. abekl a b à CPUs a c 125 V Motherboard July 28, 2012 5:53:09 PM wr6133 hits the nail on the head. I've looked and can't even find the Phenom IIX6 1100T anywhere. wr6133 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard July 28, 2012 6:01:47 PM They are around http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... cost silly money though...... 2500k is only about £5 more Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumIs Intel Xeno 5148 2.33 GHz suitable for gaming? ForumSuitable replacement, anyone gots any ideas. ForumIs this PC suitable for gaming? ForumStrongly considering new CPU & Mobo (UK based) ForumLooking for Suitable Motherboard ForumLooking for a suitable graphics card? ForumSuitable CPU heatsink/cooler for i5 760? ForumIs this suitable Memory for a new build? Forumsuitable power supply wattage ForumWhat motherboard will be suitable for my son? ForumSuitable graphics card for Asus Sabertooth 990FX ForumFirst build - Parts picked out, are they suitable ? ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Need help with CPU Temp ForumWhich CPU is better for my cheap gaming rig? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !