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Any point upgrading a AM3 Phenom X4 955

Q: Any point upgrading a AM3 Phenom X4 955

Is anyone using one of these with a newer graphics card? like for say if I put a 270X would it just bottleneck even with a mid range card?

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A: Any point upgrading a AM3 Phenom X4 955

With a bit of an overclock (3.6/3.8ghz) it will run games fine.

Your not going to win any benchmarks at higher framerates, but you can expect a solid 45-60 fps in most games.

I run Battlefield 4 on ultra spec 64 player maps at around 45 to 60 fps.

Phenom x4 965 and a gtx 670.

Using MSI afterburner to monitor cpu core and gpu useage, My graphics card hits 100% utilisation while my cpu is around 80% evenly across all cores.
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So I'm looking to upgrade from that processor to something that will future proof me for a bit of a longer time.

Current Specs are:

AMD Phenom II x6 1100T @OC 3.8Ghz
8gb Ram
R9 280x
Antec 650 Watt HD
Asus M5A99X Evo Motherboard

Was thinking about switching to intel and buying both a new motherboard and cpu.

Wanting to keep the same video card as above, whats my best bet for something strictly made for gaming?

I was thinking a 4770K with a motherboard? I know a 4670K is equivalent in most games as of now but how much longer will it be equivalent? Is it worth shelling out the more money for the 4770k?

A:Upgrading from Phenom II x6 1100T

If you're going to upgrade to Intel and you have your mind set on Haswell then go i7 and factor in a great aftermarket cooler along with a proper mobo.
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Hello i was wondering witch would be the better processor to buy for gsming performance.

Here are my pc specs,

Processorual core 2.6 ghz AMD

ram: 2GB ddr2

Nvidia G-force 250, 512 MB


here are both im trying to choose from;

also could i reccomend me a new motherboard, a Nivida one, for the new quad cores coming out, time to do my pc up ^^

A:Processor picking, AMD Phenom 9600 VS AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition

Between the two, it is a no brainer. Get the 940. Next IMO you use an amd chipset board for an amd build and an intel chipset board for an intel build.

When you use third party chipset boards ie nvidia, sis, or via, you are asking for problems.
Nvidia makes fine video cards; their motherboard chipsets.... that is another matter.
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I'm running a pretty crappy computer, 86x windows XP.
I just saw that my processor can support 64bit os's. I only have 1gb of ram, but I plan on buying more soon. Would there be ANY advantages of upgrading to a 64bit operating system, or would it just run the same because I only have 1 (or 4) gb of ram?

I also dont have much of a clue about what hardware is needed for 64 bit os's. Would I need to make sure my motherboard is supported as well? any help is appreciated.

A:Any point in upgrading to 64x ?

well, i have just this second upgraded to x64, it is much faster in IE and maybe a bit faster at loading opening up different windows.
The only problem is some older computers do not have the x64bit drivers out. Check before you upgrade.
42bit systems can only make use of 3.25 gb of ram whereas 64bit is pretty much as much as you can fit.
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I am running Win 8.1 32 bit on a MSI P35 Neo with 4 gb of RAM. Been looking at upgrades for RAM and it would be about ?120 to get a matched set of 8gb RAM or there abouts. But I will be sticking to 32 bit OS even if I upgrade to Win 10 as most of the drivers for my peripherals are included on 32 bit but not 64 bit OS. I have spoke to one of the driver guys at MS and there will be no support on 64 bit for my peripherals in the future.

So that leaves me with an expensive RAM upgrade, but would the 32 bit OS see anymore than 4gb so 8 gb would be a waste?


A:Any point upgrading RAM from 4gb to 8gb on 32 bit?

IMHO, a waste of money. It won't be usable on a 32 bit OS. Your likely not using all of the 4 gig you have now. 32 bit Windows can only address 4 gig. Anything used by add-in cards will subtrack from that usable space. for example if your video card has onboard RAM, that has to be mapped into that 4 gig address space. What is left will be used to made your RAM. If your video card has say 1 gig of dedicated RAM onboard you'll only be able to use 3 gig of your motherboards RAM. Adding more RAM to the motherboard will not change this. You have to go 64 bit to address more.
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Which one of these is better? I might be overclocking and there is a price difference of about 30 euros. So which should I consider to buy?

Thanks in advance

A:AMD Phenom II X6 1090T vs. AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black

They are very close in performance, some reviews indicate that the 1100T is a slightly better overclocker. The price difference in the U.S. is only $10, not sure there's 30 euros worth of difference though.
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UPDATE Never mind I thought the correct thing to do was to put my IP in my browser Window as is no HT TP etc and an on Upgrading Need Access Firmware in Point Help I was right For some reason my browser wouldn t accept it except on the third try Why I haven t a clue I know very little concerning networking except I set up my Linksys G router five years ago and I haven t touched it since I purchased a Trendnet N Access Point in order to supply wireless connection Need Help in Upgrading Firmware on an Access Point throughout my house It is connected to my router with a CAT cord Installation was a breeze and the first hours connection throughout the house whether upstairs on the opposite end of the house or on the first floor was excellent to very good I was pleasantly suprised Long story short I unplugged the power to my AP for computer diagnosing When I plugged the power cord back in the signal between my wired router and the AP is now not working or best sporadically I have switched CAT cords switched router ports unplugged the power to both router and AP and sometimes it sets but then it will lose the LED signals for both the wireless segment and power remain strong Like right now after yet another power reset to the AP for some reason the connection between router and the AP is strong This back and forth should not be After researching I found that a firmware upgrade is probably in order I was directed to Start gt Run gt cmd gt Ipconfig and from there I would get my IP address Then I am to go to my router s configuration page This is where I am stuck What do I do next I have the IP address but how do I get to my router s configuration page What step or steps am I failing to do Once I navigate to the Administrator section Trendnet gives instructions on how to upgrade the firmware Thanks for reading this nbsp

A:Need Help in Upgrading Firmware on an Access Point

My I be of some assistance here? Which model do you have. The have emulator I can see what your working with?

I would download the firmware to the PC you have connected to the AP but your going to use hardwired connection to that AP to upload the firmware to it.

Again which model do you have?
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Hi all I am new there upgrading Is point card any graphics to this comunity and firstly would like to say hello HELLO The computer i have at the minuet it running appaulingly i m running vista on it with a gig Is there any point upgrading graphics card of memory So in the next couple of days i am going to stick gig init and am also thinking about getting windows anyways i am thinking while i have got the side off Is there any point upgrading graphics card should i bother sticking in a graphics card or not The Is there any point upgrading graphics card little lad is starting to show an intrest in computer and i enjoy playing RTS games I Dont even know is the computer case would fit a graphics card init as it is rather small Here is my spec System Manufacturer PACKARD BELL BV System Model ISTART BIOS Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v PG Processor AMD Athlon tm X Dual Core Processor CPUs GHz Memory MB RAM --------------- Display Devices --------------- Card name NVIDIA GeForce SE nForce Manufacturer NVIDIA Chip type GeForce SE nForce DAC type Integrated RAMDAC Device Key Enum PCI VEN DE amp DEV D amp SUBSYS amp REV A Display Memory MB Dedicated Memory MB Shared Memory MB ------------- Sound Devices ------------- Description Speakers Realtek High Definition Audio Default Sound Playback Yes Default Voice Playback Yes Sorry in advance if i haven t given enough info i am not that bad on computers but not to the level of your community Is there any point upgrading or shall i just leave it as is Cheers Craig nbsp

A:Is there any point upgrading graphics card

Sixteenthbooch said:

Hi all,

I am new to this comunity and firstly would like to say hello, HELLO.

The computer i have at the minuet it running appaulingly, i'm running vista on it with a gig of memory. So in the next couple of days i am going to stick 4 gig init and am also thinking about getting windows 7, anyways i am thinking while i have got the side off should i bother sticking in a graphics card or not?

The little lad is starting to show an intrest in computer and i enjoy playing RTS games.

I Dont even know is the computer case would fit a graphics card init as it is rather small.

Here is my spec

System Manufacturer: PACKARD BELL BV
System Model: ISTART 2311
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 766MB RAM
Display Devices
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_03D0&SUBSYS_26011019&REV_A2
Display Memory: 377 MB
Dedicated Memory: 250 MB
Shared Memory: 127 MB
Sound Devices
Description: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes

Sorry in advance if i haven't given enough info, i am not that bad on computers but not to the level of your community.

Is there any point upgrading or shall i just leave it as is.


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It most propably won't. You will at least need a BIOS update. Actually it will. :O
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What are the routers 2.4 or 5.8 ? Do people have nextells near the APs are there other APs in the area around yours? Cordless phones?
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Try this site.

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for many games you will not notice much of a difference, however as more and more games will take advantage of more than two cores, get the 720 for $18 more.
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A:amd fx or phenom?

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$140 for a 940. Not a bad price however it is used.
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Thank you all.

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A:AMD Phenom II X 4 955 drivers

ZT doesn't give enough info about that model,

Product Detail Info

other than it has an AMD chipset on it, likely the AMD 780V. Doesn't help much as that isn't what is needed, as you need to find out which networking controller is on the motherboard. It could be anything from Realtek to Atheros, or some other.

ZT also doesn't make it easy to get whatever they have for downloads without making an account with them,

Sign In

No idea what they will have but at least will then know which it is you need, and if what they have doesn't work or is too old, newer drivers should be able to be found.
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Google how to overclock x4.

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If you reAD and proced smartly, overclockings easy and safe.
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I like MSI but that's just me.
MSI 760GM-E51 Motherboard - AMD 760G, Socket AM3, USB, PCIe, RAID, LAN, DDR3, SATA2 at TigerDirect
But consider only mobo's with DDR3 slots and again I prefer 4 slots.
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Go with the AMD,more bang for the buck............................
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A:Phenom and vista 64

Originally Posted by Chazb

I have been reading that the amd phenom 9600 and vista 64 bit do not work very well together.I want to go to vista ultimate but if it is just a waste of money I am not going to do it with a broken 64 bit system.My mainboard is a phoenix technologies with a nvidia mcp61 rev a3 chipset and will there be a bio's update in the future to correct some of the problems and this is a gateway 7020 any help would be appreciated.

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400 watt delta power supply
3 gigs of ram
Ata 500 gig hard drive
Realtek hd sound
avermedia tv card
5.9 windows index score

Check my signature below for the mains specifications of my computer. I'm running and AMD Phenom 9600 Quad with Windows Vista Ultimate x64, and have no problems.

The only problem I had with my computer (that I built only a few days ago), was with the hardware. The BIOS displayed my Phenom x64 as 1.6GHz per core CPU. A quick visit to ASUS website corrected that problem, one BIOS update later, and it now shows correctly as 2.3GHz per core.

The biggest factor that you should be aware of that could be a problem is the availability of x64 drivers for all your hardware, which from the look of things, shouldn't be a problem.

Vista Ultimate x64 rocks on the Phenom! Just about everything that previous lagged on my old AMD Athlon 64 x 2 4800+ now runs along smoothly.
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guitto said:

Does AMD's chipset that supports the quad core also support PCI-e 2.0? I know it supports DDR3, but Ive seen some Mobos with 4 PCI - E x 16 slots, what is this?Click to expand...

Crossfire motherboard. Wouldn't surprise me if it supports PCI-e 2, and I wouldn't get DDR3 anytime soon, its really expensive and doesn't offer much of a performance increase over DDR2.
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the pc is for gaming mainly. but i want to run quite well on simple multi-tasking as well
like for example:
playing game while ripping dvd or while scanning pc
ripping dvd and scanning pc while browsing the internet.

i read that if its only gaming, phenom x2 555 would perform better. and im happy with that but can it handle the multi-tasking i mention before?

A:AMD Phenom x2 555 or Athlon x4 640

playing game while ripping dvd or while scanning pcClick to expand...

You're so screwed no matter which CPU, definitely going to notice hiccups from your harddrive.

So that makes your question pretty moot.
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A:Phenom 965BE vs i5 760!

Qmark said:

Hi guys , i wanted to go For i5 760 + ATI 6870 but i found AMD 965BE as great gaming option & better match for ATI 6870 ! both are using AMD Gpus so they can be easily matched !Click to expand...

I'm sorry, but thats total rubbish.

Your GPU (whether Nvidia or AMD/ATi) will work absolutely fine with any chipset for either CPU manufacturers. The only thing that's dependant on the motherboard for GPU support is enough free PCI Express sockets, and compatibility with SLI/CF when using multiple GPUs.

A HD6870 will work equally well with an AMD CPU, as it will with a Intel CPU.*

*This is taking into consideration the hardware has the performance to run the GPU at maximum. A 1.2GHz Celeron would unlikely release the full potential of any midrange or above GPU.

Qmark said:

but i little worry about losing a huge performance while i am playing Heavy games like GTA IV or ARMA 2 , specialy when Crowded Battle Step in ! i am sure that i5 760 will handle those games , & because my Res is low ( 1440 ) then my game would Cause more Pressure on my CPU instead of doing that thing to my GPU !Click to expand...

Like I said, it makes no difference to the GPU. The i5 is better because it is the better CPU.

Qmark said:

Phenom get Less Fps than i5 760 in almost all bench marks , but havnt you seen that some times you see huge Bench mark difference Between forexample 5970 & 5830 , but both can run ( for example ) COD 4 same ! so it doesnt matter you get 5830 or 5970 , they will do same for that game ,.Click to expand...

Don't fool yourself, the GPUs make a difference, or they wouldn't be used, or sold to begin with.

The HD5970 is considerably better than the HD5830, in part because it has two GPU cores (I think its two 5850's on one board!), not just one.
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Chipset drivers (?)

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2000Mhz HT and NB
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1.5v RAM
1.2v CPU-NB

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Hi, could you just give use more info about your computer?
The X6 destroys the i5 in some areas...but not very many.

Make sure to include budget (and if you want a monitor, os, peripherals...), and intended use. i5 and X6 is a really close battle.

Also, if anybody has an easy way of picking a PSU, I would love you to death. I've always considered myself somewhat tech savvy, but trying to figure out power consumption has made me with otherwise. I can't even find how much power the motherboard uses!Click to expand...

Motherboard hardly takes any power, we'll figure out a powersupply after we set some other components.

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Good .
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Due to which my PC is very slow.

i Have :-

Due to this temp, it is not even getting to its half the potential & just ****in crazy slow.

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Quote: Originally Posted by dharmil007

i Have one BiG 120mm fan {there is only 1fan space}, a good Heat Sink which comes with the processor & one side of my CPU is alwayz open to pass some amount of air

This can cause an issue in its self cases are designed with airflow in mind leaving a side off the machine can affect airflow and cooling, try putting the case side back on and see how the temps are then.
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Just checked Newegg and there is $21USD difference.
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1) the fact that the Athlon worked (and still works) shows there isn't a problem per se with the MOBO.

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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. - Motherboards - M2A-VM

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