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Windows 7: Advice needed on a upgrade.

01 Dec 2012   #11
simonlodge

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Think im gonna get this one.. AMD Piledriver FX-8 Eight Core 8320 Black Edition 3.50GHz (Socket AM3+) Processor - Retail [FD8320FRHKBOX] If i overclock it like crazy it will outperform your fx 4300 and the 8350


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01 Dec 2012   #12
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Nice 1
Just make sure to check that your board fully supports it and if you need a bios update or not. you'll find this on your mobo manufacturers website.
Its a 6100 i have but your right the 8320 will out perform it even before u oc it probably
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01 Dec 2012   #13
simonlodge

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

this is my mobo.. ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M5A78L/USB3 i did a bios update in February of this year but will do another one just to be on the safe side :)
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01 Dec 2012   #14
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

heres the cpu support list which says you'll need bios 1401 ASUS - Motherboards- ASUS M5A78L/USB3
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01 Dec 2012   #15
simonlodge

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

cheers mate done it
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01 Dec 2012   #16
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

No probs and good luck with your upgrade
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01 Dec 2012   #17
simonlodge

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

cheers mate :) btw i never had a SSD before are these any good compared to a standard Hard Drive for gaming? http://www.ebuyer.com/278645-ocz-240...t3-25sat3-240g
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01 Dec 2012   #18
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yes they certainly are. An ssd will give you better boot times, faster loading times for any program installed on it and faster loading times for games installed on it. You won't get any ingame performance increase though.
I have the 120Gb version of that drive and could'nt be any happy with it.
When using a HDD i had a restart time of around 49 seconds. By restart time i mean i used a bat file that shuts down/restarts and times how long it takes untill your back at desktop. With the ssd the time went down to 35 seconds.
You will notice the difference believe me but not ingame performance
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