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Windows 7: Looking for advice on a cpu upgrade

02 Jun 2013   #21
linnemeyerhere

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If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips. I just set my old 965BE up in a new mobo with 16gb of 1600 Mhz ram and Tommy's old 6870 and the rig is strong....real strong, that's always been a great chip !

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02 Jun 2013   #22
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Here is a build I did 2 & 1/2 years ago. AMD x6 1100T

I am not sure if they are still manufacturing any x4 cpu's any more. So when they are gone, they are gone

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post1157908
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02 Jun 2013   #23
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips.
Its am3
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02 Jun 2013   #24
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Here is a build I did 2 & 1/2 years ago. AMD x6 1100T

I am not sure if they are still manufacturing any x4 cpu's any more. So when they are gone, they are gone

https://www.sevenforums.com/overclock...ml#post1157908
Doc, that's a wicked build as well !
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02 Jun 2013   #25
linnemeyerhere

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emmett82 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips.
Its am3
Great news and I would start watching for sales, that TigerDirect price is sweet and as long as they don't all sell out you could get it even lower but I wouldn't haggle over a couple of bucks, at this performance level it's a steal !
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02 Jun 2013   #26
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

If you run CPU-Z on your computer, it will tell the socket.
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02 Jun 2013   #27
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
If you run CPU-Z on your computer, it will tell the socket.

i have cpu-z that's how ik its am3




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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emmett82 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips.
Its am3
Great news and I would start watching for sales, that TigerDirect price is sweet and as long as they don't all sell out you could get it even lower but I wouldn't haggle over a couple of bucks, at this performance level it's a steal !
I gave the page marked as ny home page so I can watch over it
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02 Jun 2013   #28
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips. I just set my old 965BE up in a new mobo with 16gb of 1600 Mhz ram and Tommy's old 6870 and the rig is strong....real strong, that's always been a great chip !

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AM2 Does not and will not run AM3 chips Only AM2+ AND AM3 AM3+ will run all AM3 models from Athlons on trust me I am running a 965BE on a TA785GE 128MB board AM2+
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02 Jun 2013   #29
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
If it's a AM2 or AM2+ then I would do some more research. The Phenom IIx4 965 or 965BE are both 125 watt chips. I just set my old 965BE up in a new mobo with 16gb of 1600 Mhz ram and Tommy's old 6870 and the rig is strong....real strong, that's always been a great chip !

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03 Jun 2013   #30
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Like Doc said above, the CPU you are looking at is 125 Watt TDP and the CPU you are currently using is 95 Watt TDP. I know the motherboard spec page says AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb) but that doesn't mean it supports CPU's with a higher than 95 Watt TDP. That means that CPU's in that family with the same requirements should work. I would do more research, or even call or chat with HP and find out before I spent any money.
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