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February 23, 2013 3:39:04 AM

Is there something worth upgrading to? I do use my computer to play video games btw.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/nvidia/k10n78d/ - mobo

AMD Phenom II 920 x 4 - processor

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February 23, 2013 4:05:38 AM

Your motherboard has support all the way up to the best Phenom II X6 being the 1100t, and all x4s, like the most commonly sold x4 965, and x6 1045t
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February 23, 2013 4:08:06 AM

If you're gaming get a new motherboard with a pcie 3.0 slot and a new graphics card.

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965be, fx4300, and fx6300 are pretty cheap, but they aren't drastically better then your 920 though.
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February 23, 2013 4:14:14 AM

^^ going to a 965be wouldnt be a huge increase except the 400mhz clock increase at stock, and u can overclock the 920 to that. Going to a fx 6300 is the best upgrade for the cost, but requires a new motherboard, so not going for a rlly cheap $60 motherboard a 970 chipset for around $80-90 will suffice if a motherboard upgrade is an option.

A 965 BE goes for about $90 and will work in ur current motherboard, u might be held back in the ram as im guessing ur using ddr2. But the 965 be can be overclocked usually to around 4ghz, but ull need a aftermarket cooler if u dont already, and the x6 1045t is locked like ur current x4 so can usually only reach a little less, and its a more difficult way of overclocking
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February 23, 2013 4:17:03 AM

fx 6300 and a 970 motherboard also leaves room for an upgrade to a newer graphics card down the road if you don't have the money for one now.
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February 23, 2013 6:44:04 AM

Thanks for all the info guys.
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February 23, 2013 6:44:28 AM

Best answer selected by codygriffy.
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