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Need a CPU upgrade, help a guy out

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February 12, 2013 8:42:18 PM

I'm due a processor upgrade, my current is not able to keep up with games as well as I hope and it's my mightiest set-back. I'll list my current setup below:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635
GPU:NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1GB
PSU:
Novatech PowerStation Gaming 600W Silent ATX2 Modular Power Supply
MOBO:FOXCONN A74ML 3.0/A74ML-K 3.0
RAM:D DR3 Dual-channel 2x2GB (Can't gather more info)
Hard Drive: Samsung HD502HJ 500 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
My fans are all Stock.

I'm considering upgrading the CPU to an AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHz.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=asc_df_B002SR...

For a lack of a better price range I won't be replacing my current motherboard to use an intel or any processor which requires an AM3+ socket either.


I'd like to know if this processor would be compatible with my current setup and if my PSU can feed it(I am not a wizard at that)


Thanks in advance!

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February 12, 2013 10:42:06 PM

You need a better graphics card not a better processor to improve gaming performance. A new CPU even an i5 3570K overclocked to 4.5GHz will not improve gaming performance by the smallest amount without a new graphics card.
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