Been using my Phenom II x4 850 (Propus no L3 cache ) for over a year now and I feel its time to upgrade. Currently using an MSI 870a-g54 and its been good to me so far so i just wanna upgrade the cpu now.
Im looking into the 965 BE on newegg, it's only $85 US and of course it has great reviews! I love the challenge of overclocking now and will of course be doing so on it if i get it that is! Oh and I'll be gaming only and it will be paired with a 7970 gpu.
Although I wanna upgrade, will i see any benefit in doing so from the 850?
I know i have loads of headroom for overclocking as I have a 850w psu, hyper 212+ cooler and live in a cold environment.
So, ill be clocking the 965 to over 4ghz for sure.
I feel like the 850 is bottlenecked and I don't see great fps in games like bf3. Will the upgrade and overclock raise my fps?
I have overclocked the 850 to 3.96ghz with a 1.5 to voltage no problems for months with no crashes and passed prime 95 for over 12 hours no problem until i stopped it myself.
I know the 965 is totally different but would it really cause that much problems with this board i have?
Also I would upgrade to the FX series but my motherboard doesnt support it. I have the mainboard of the 870a g54 not the one that supports fx cpu's.
And for the unlocked L3 cache I don't see it in my motherboard options and its a propus so I know it doesnt have L3 only L2... But i have seen a couple people with the 850 with the Deneb name so im confused with this area still