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A upgrade for my AMD Phenom 9750?

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February 13, 2013 3:23:18 PM

Hi I was wanting to upgrade my CPU and really wasnt sure if its worth it with this MOBO or not.
Can I get some help deciding if I can or if I need to get a better MOBO and chip?

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
CPU
AMD Phenom X4 9750 41 °C
Agena 65nm Technology
RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 334MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA785GM-US2H (Socket M2) 35 °C
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
Hard Drives
500GB Seagate ST316081 5AS SATA Disk Device (SATA) 35 °C
1000GB Maxtor 6Y160P0 ATA Device (PATA) 30 °C
Optical Drives
PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-111D ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
February 13, 2013 4:20:44 PM

That Phenom 9750 probably got good a nice useful life span if you got it when it was fairly new, but you don't mention if you have it overclocked at all.

I don't know why nobody has responded yet but you should be able to stick in a Phenom II, or Athlon II CPU and see improvement. Personally I would not go less than Phenom II because you can find them for the same price as the Athlon II chips these days.

Your GPU is still great for gaming, you probably wont be able to max every new game 1080P but you should be very close and all older games should play like a breeze.

Upgrade to a high clocked Phenom II and you will see great gains esp. if your current Phenom is not overclocked and running at stock 2.4GHz.
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February 14, 2013 1:10:31 AM

Def, an upgrade to a 965, u can get one for $95 at tigerdirect, or $100 at newegg or a x6 1045t for $110 at tigerdiret, or go big an a 1090t for $257 at tigerdirect lol

A overclock on ur current x4 see a decent increase for performance but going a phenom ii x4/x6 is best solution
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February 24, 2013 10:27:37 PM

Thank you very much for your reply.... I am currently playing with OC'ing my cpu how ever I'm running a stock cooler so It not worth it yet untill I get a better cooling solution.
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