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09 Feb 2013  
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaesarIRE View Post
After reading up on it a bit more, I've decided to upgrade to the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor as from what I can see this will dramatically increase gameplay and futureproof my system for a bit further.
It should. When I played BF3 (so glad I wasted $60 on it) I had no problems with it on my x4 955 (see specs below). To give a rough idea as to the difference between what you have and the 965,

AnandTech - Bench - CPU

Quite a bit faster in everything. You will also see an increase because the 965 will be able to feed the video card faster as well. Not too mention that BF3 is one of the few games that is truly multithreaded and runs better the more cores that are available.
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