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Windows 7: need help with cpu upgrade..

24 Oct 2015   #1
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 
need help with cpu upgrade..

Hello i am in need of a new cpu upgrade, right now i have a AMD Athlon II X2 260 on my MSI 970 gaming motherboard, i have 6gigs of DDR3 PC3 12800 (1600) ram, the cpu i have right now does not support the speed of my ram so its running at a slow speed... what would be a good upgrade for me..i also have a MSI MS202 on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2 for graphics card.. i dont need a super powerful cpu, but i dont want a crappy cpu either...

thanks in advance for any help and info...

thanks


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24 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Kind of anticlimactic being a AMD but this was a suggestion from Amazon from your board
Amazon.com: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition Processor: Computers & Accessories
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25 Oct 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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26 Oct 2015   #4
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

thank you everyone for the input , i have decided to get and have ordered it, the AMD FX-8350 , and i should have it in a couple of days... cat wait... i will post back here for sure on how i like it...

thanks again for all the help everyone...
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26 Oct 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
No problem did you buy it from Amazon or Newegg seems we posted the same cpu
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26 Oct 2015   #6
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
No problem did you buy it from Amazon or Newegg seems we posted the same cpu
i went with newegg as they also had a 10% off code...
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26 Oct 2015   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212 View Post
Hello i am in need of a new cpu upgrade, right now i have a AMD Athlon II X2 260 on my MSI 970 gaming motherboard, i have 6gigs of DDR3 PC3 12800 (1600) ram, the cpu i have right now does not support the speed of my ram so its running at a slow speed... what would be a good upgrade for me..i also have a MSI MS202 on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 v2 for graphics card.. i dont need a super powerful cpu, but i dont want a crappy cpu either...

thanks in advance for any help and info...

thanks

If you have a waterblock get a FX8320 and overclock it

it has the same power overclocked as a 8350 actually you can get the FX8320e and overclock it to 4.5 Ghz and you would be on par with a Intel I5 3570K
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27 Oct 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
No problem did you buy it from Amazon or Newegg seems we posted the same cpu
i went with newegg as they also had a 10% off code...
I like Newegg too they don't charge Texans tax
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28 Oct 2015   #9
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212 View Post
thank you everyone for the input , i have decided to get and have ordered it, the AMD FX-8350 , and i should have it in a couple of days... cat wait... i will post back here for sure on how i like it...

thanks again for all the help everyone...
Just make sure that you don't use the stock cooler. FX 8350s run hot, and the cooler is barely adequate for the task.
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28 Oct 2015   #10
Monster212

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Monster212 View Post
thank you everyone for the input , i have decided to get and have ordered it, the AMD FX-8350 , and i should have it in a couple of days... cat wait... i will post back here for sure on how i like it...

thanks again for all the help everyone...
Just make sure that you don't use the stock cooler. FX 8350s run hot, and the cooler is barely adequate for the task.

i have a aftermarket cool the coolermaster D92... one of the first thing i ever do with a new build is get rid of stock cooler.... and go aftermarket...
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