Upgrade Question - Currently AMD Phenom II X4 965 3.4GHZ

Hello, I recently posted a thread regarding my peformance in 3dMARK which can be seen here.


It appears that the problem is with my CPU. I was wondering what would be a recommended way to go with about a $300.00 budget for a new cpu/mobo. Thanks for any help. Also is it in my best interest to just run with my two 4gb sticks of 800 MHZ ram because I have 12 gigs total but 4 gigs is 667. Again my stats are in the above link. Please let me know if any other info is needed. In summary - $300 budget ...looking for a significant gain for CPU/MOBO. Thanks!

Also should I upgrade ram at all?
1 answer Last reply
More about upgrade question amd phenom 965 4ghz
  1. schmuckley said:
    Overclock your CPU to 4+ Ghz.
    Other than that;2500k-3570K+ overclocking motherboard.

    yeah I'm actually looking into overclocking my cpu now. However im currently running at a temperature of about 55 Celsius just idle so from my undertsanding thats a bit high to try overclocking. Its still using original factory heat sink. Can you recommend anything from


    I'm gonna head there tomorrow and pick up some after market cooling for it because yeah it seems the best option is just to clock this processor to 4 ghz. Thanks for any help. I've never overclocked before but I'm a quick study so I should be able to do it..doesnt seem to difficult.
Ask a new question

Read More

Phenom CPUs AMD