Do I need to upgrade my CPU? Tags: CPUs Phenom AMD Last response: November 22, 2012 1:55 PM in CPUs Share Badondemore November 22, 2012 5:27:29 AM I have an AMD Phenom II X4 850, do i NEED to upgrade (emphasis on need) ??? More about : upgrade cpu 4745454b a b à CPUs a b À AMD November 22, 2012 5:35:23 AM Why do you ask? It's not a bad CPU. But incorrectly named. Its more like an Athlon II x4 as it lacks any form of L3 cache. Makes it a bit slower then you would normally think. Good for a budget gaming system, but there is plenty better options. GoldenI November 22, 2012 11:44:11 AM You don't "need" to... but it would be highly recommended. Related resources Need help picking cpu for my upgrade - Forum Do i need to upgrade CPU as well? - Forum Need a CPU upgrade , help a guy out - Forum Need advice on what to upgrade ( CPU or Graphics Card) - Forum Running Planetside 2 with low FPS, do I need to upgrade CPU or GPU? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MajinCry a b à CPUs November 22, 2012 12:09:15 PM Need? Depends on what your doing. You want to run Cubase, Photoshop and Battlefield 3 at the same time? Aye, you'll NEED to upgrade. Badondemore November 22, 2012 1:55:09 PM Thanks guys, guess I'll just leave it then Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNeed to upgrade this CPU - FX4100 Help! ForumNeed help to upgrade my Motherboard and my CPU ForumNeed your advice on CPU , Motherboard upgrade !! ForumIn need of help cpu upgrade ForumDo i need to upgrade my cpu ? ForumNeed to upgrade cpu and motherboard ForumDo I need to upgrade my CPU ? ForumDo I need to upgrade my CPU before installing these parts? Forum[Help]I need some help with upgrade a laptop's cpu ForumNeed Upgrade advice for LGA775 CPU . What Core2Quad should I buy? ForumNeed suggestions for CPU upgrade ForumCPU and Mobo toast, need upgrade advice ForumGpu, Cpu upgrade needed. ForumI need a cpu upgrade for my gateway 5200s ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !