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Windows 7: looking to upgrade my cpu and was wondering

17 Jul 2013   #1
emmett82

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
looking to upgrade my cpu and was wondering

is this a better alt Amazon.com: AMD FX -4130 3.8Ghz Processor FD4130FRGUBOX: Computers & Accessories to this Amazon.com : AMD Phenom II X4 965 AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ : Electronics i plan on putting it in this motherboard http://h10010.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...n&cc=id&dlc=en will it be worth the extra 9$ for the .4ghsz higher specs? my default cpu is 2.8 and im not sure if i should go and get 3.4 or jump a whole 1.0 ghz and get the 3.8 for 9$ more ? any advise would be lovely


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17 Jul 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You posted the same link twice. Repost the correct link for the motherboard. Of course it`s worth it, but post the MB link 1st so we can make sure it`s compatible.
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17 Jul 2013   #3
emmett82

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You posted the same link twice. Repost the correct link for the motherboard. Of course it`s worth it, but post the MB link 1st so we can make sure it`s compatible.
updated the link
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17 Jul 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I don`t see an FX on that upgrade list, and that board doesn`t say it supports AM3+

It looks like it supports the Phenom 2, so you should be good with that choice.
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17 Jul 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The 965 would be the best choice I think, the FX is an AM3+ and your board has an AM3 socket.
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17 Jul 2013   #6
emmett82

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I don`t see an FX on that upgrade list, and that board doesn`t say it supports AM3+

It looks like it supports the Phenom 2, so you should be good with that choice.
do you know any mobos i could get that would work well with it ?
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17 Jul 2013   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Do I ?

No, I don`t. I use Intel

But you could browse neweeg.com or tigerdirect.com

or just keep using Amazon.com
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17 Jul 2013   #8
emmett82

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Do I ?

No I don`t.

But you could browse neweeg.com or tigerdirect.com
ah darn haha hmm i should try that
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17 Jul 2013   #9
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As others have said the Fx series of processor is not compatible with your motherboard as there is a difference in socket. If you want to keep your current motherboard then the Phenom II will do a good job. If you want to change motherboard just let us know your budget and either myself or someone else can find one suitable.

Edit: I notice that you're running Avast aswell as MSE, You should not run more than 1 antivirus as they will conflict with eachother. I would remove Avast and continue running MSE.

Here are a couple of compatible motherboard's
$84.99 & FREE Shipping http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-M5A97-R2-...2B+motherboard

$98.14 http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-97.../dp/B0083R9QQG

$69.99 http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Computer-C...2B+motherboard
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