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Compatable CPU Help Please.

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January 11, 2013 11:02:54 AM

I have a MSI MS-7390 motherboard, and i would like to know what would be the best CPU option for gaming. I am currently using a AMD Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition which i just about keeping up with my needs.
I guess i am wanting to know is there a cpu that will perform better with the motherboard i have or do i need to start saving and upgrade the motherboard, cpu and ram.
Many Thanks

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January 11, 2013 11:42:47 AM

What GPU do you have?
January 11, 2013 11:52:51 AM

Its a Asus Nvidia GTX 550ti. I know its not great and a new card is on the list. I want to save up and get the best i can in the summertime.
Thanks for the reply.
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January 11, 2013 11:58:01 AM

Which chipset is it?
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January 11, 2013 12:02:01 PM

That's an AM2 socket.

I would save up for a new motherboard.
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January 11, 2013 12:06:48 PM

There isn't much of an upgrade path on AM2.

AM3+ mobo with whatever cpu you can afford would be best
January 11, 2013 12:11:21 PM

I thought Mobo and cpu upgrade would be the answer. Is there any cpu that would provide better performance for the next few months (second hand possibly) while i save up some money.
I have already asked the question about cpu mobo upgrade and have an idea what i would be getting but will take a few months to save up.
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January 11, 2013 12:16:30 PM

Nothing of any worth that won't slow you down saving up for the next upgrade.
January 11, 2013 12:39:17 PM

Thanks for all you help. Time to start saving.