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 Most suitable new z97 mobo for first time builder? which one is best? - Forum need a suitable mobo for my cpu - Forum Looking to buy a new CPU & MOBO - Forum Looking for new CPU and/or Mobo - 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 SolvedLooking for the options on CPU upgrades for my new mobo. Forum Solvedlooking to buy new mobo and cpu Forum SolvedNew Build Looking for Mobo/CPU help Forum Looking for suitable graphics card for AMD A8 5600K cpu Forum Looking for a suitable Mobo that will finish off this build Forum How to determine my CPU FSB? Looking to buy new MOBO Forum Looking for a new CPU Mobo Forum Solvedlooking for a mobo+cpu upgrade from my 880gm and amd x3 yep..... Forum SolvedLooking for new mobo Forum Looking for a new mobo and cpu Forum SolvedHi, looking for a new MOBO Forum Bought a new CPU, looking for advice on ram, mobo, and PSU Forum SolvedLooking for CPU, Mobo and ram for not higher than 600 zloty Forum SolvedLooking for a new mobo. Forum Looking to buy new mobo/cpu Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !