I bought a Fx-6100 about a week ago and was excited when it arrived only to find through looking at these forums it was probably the wrst chip i could have put in my system. well i will learn.
So im looking at changing this what do you suggest i go for with £150 i have a Asrock 970 extreme 3 MOBO
willing to change board too for up to (£200 total with cpu)
while the FX-6100 won't set any benchmarks on fire, its not like the CPU will prevent you from running any game out there or consumer software. I think we sometimes over value benchmarks while under value real world performance. Granted I have 2500k in one of my PCs but unless I have FRAPS running, its difficult to tell it apart from my phenom II x4.
I don't think you need a new CPU you need to work out why it may not be performaing as it should. If you PC is for gaming the GPU will hold it back well before the CPU anyway. Have you stress tested the system, run Memtest & checked your max temps?
Is the system overclocked at all and are you using the stock cooler? See what temps you are hitting when running one of the benchmarks and also look at what speed the CPU is running at, if its running below its stock speed it is likely throttling due to heat.
Well lose the overclock as its not stable and is causing overheating. When you get a good cooler overclock it properly testing stability at every stage. A good cooler on a budget is Coolermasters 212 Evo.