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January 17, 2013 4:59:59 AM

I have a q 9550 Quad Core CPU, i wish to upgrade i want at least a 30% increase in performance on my current cpu will the FX 3850 be able to do that i am on a budget please advise.

Thank you.

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January 17, 2013 5:10:20 AM

Osmodius said:
I have a q 9550 Quad Core CPU, i wish to upgrade i want at least a 30% increase in performance on my current cpu will the FX 3850 be able to do that i am on a budget please advise.

Thank you.


You do realize that you have a an Intel CPU and you are asking about an AMD CPU. If you want to get an AMD CPU you need get a motherboard, new CPU and new RAM. You can't put an AMD CPU in an Intel socket.
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January 17, 2013 5:37:07 AM

Wait a bit more for Haswell, it's the most optimal upgrade for the Core 2 series.
January 17, 2013 7:13:17 AM

rds1220 said:
You do realize that you have a an Intel CPU and you are asking about an AMD CPU. If you want to get an AMD CPU you need get a motherboard, new CPU and new RAM. You can't put an AMD CPU in an Intel socket.


I know i would have to upgrade to a new MB i have LGA 775 and the fx is Am3 +

I wish to know if the amd FX-3850 would give me a 30% performance boost and if not what CPU that is not to expensive would.

I would use it for gaming only.
January 17, 2013 7:13:26 AM

rds1220 said:
You do realize that you have a an Intel CPU and you are asking about an AMD CPU. If you want to get an AMD CPU you need get a motherboard, new CPU and new RAM. You can't put an AMD CPU in an Intel socket.


I know i would have to upgrade to a new MB i have LGA 775 and the fx is Am3 +

I wish to know if the amd FX-3850 would give me a 30% performance boost and if not what CPU that is not to expensive would.

I would use it for gaming only.
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January 17, 2013 7:26:07 AM

I doubt it. I look at Tom's cpu heirarchy charts and disagree with those. from experience I see it better than a lot that they have listed as better.

30%, no way. I also wouldn't go the AMD route neither.

what about an intel 2500 non "K" processor and an 1155 board and ddr3 memory?
January 17, 2013 8:17:44 AM

I like the Q 9550 and i have a Sparkle Gtx 480 gpu and 4 gb dd2 ram

I cannot run all the games high to full graphics anymore i would love to overclock but my Mobo does not support ocing.

So the only option i have is to upgrade, so i heard about the Fx-3850 so i thought maybe it would be quite good as an upgrade on the Q9550.
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January 17, 2013 8:23:40 PM

If your main purpose is gaming I would go with an I3 or I5 ( I would get the I5.) Also if you want to max out games you are going to have to get a new video card. The 480 was top of the line back in 2010 but video cards have come a long way since the 480. They are much faster, more powerful, have a smaller GPU and use less power.
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