Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by rahulyo, Nov 24, 2009.
Can i put Phenom 2 x4 940/955 on any cheap AM3 socket mobo and get good performance ???
yes you can.. the phenom 2 x4 940 is AM2+ i think... 955 is AM3
performance doesnt really vary between motherboards, its the reliability, features, and overclocking that varies.
you already seem to have an overclocking capable intel system, why would you want to downgrade to a budget AMD?
My most of friends sold their Intel base systems and shift to AMD ...
And whenever they come to my home sung a song about AMD and try to convinced me abt shift to AMD ...
Did they originally have older intel based systems before going to AMD? Obviously a newer/faster AMD chip will yield better performance than an older, slower intel rig. That's why they are singing that AMD song
You should base your decision on your budget:
2GB + new intel chip, OR 2GB +new mobo +new AMD chip.
We almost had same Intel base systems but now they shift to AMD and i m still with my old Intel system ...
As intel chips have moved to the I7, I5, and I3 they have beaten AMD Phenom II BUT if you compare a high end Phenom II to 775 then you should get AMD but if you willing to change motherboard and RAM got get a I7 920 or somthing
I don't have that much money for I7 ...
I don`t say dual cores arent fast enough but I think that now is time for quad core.
Benches that are done for quad vs dual core aren`t reflecting real world situations.
Let me explain. When reviewer bench disables everything so wont interfere with the results. But in real world we have software running in background on quad core you have extra two cores for messengers burning dvd downloading antivir scanning.
And if you decide to go for dual core get E6300(pentiumD not c2d) great overclocker and dirty cheap.
I think AMD tri/quad core is better for upgrade ...
What r u say guys ???
Get yourself a PII 955 and OC away.
Upgrade the GPU. a 3ghz definitely will NOT bottleneck a 4850. You should be fine with a 4890 even.
wat res do u game at? coz there might be no need to fork out on a new gpu unless A, you want dx11 or B ur game at a silly high resolution
Dude if i were you, go grab a 785G board and grab a P II X4 955 you will be happy!!!! thats if you can afford it and then your friends will be happy too!
Don't be a follower.....be THE leader...slap a E8500 in there and bump it up to 4 Ghz with most any decent air cooler and slap your friends around the next time they come over with your 4gig Dual....add in another 2gig of memory like mentioned with the x64 OS and there is very little your not going to be able to do for some time.
Hope it helps.
Yeah do what raptor says, hes on the right track!
This is a Last question pls ans ....
How is Q9550 compare to e8400/e8500 ???
Now the Q9550 looks hot with its 12mb L2 Cache! and the 1333FSB and the 45nm architecture.
that would be a good quad core choice IMO
Q9550 is a better choice...
Q9550 all the way
wat they said lol!
A Q9550 is pretty much similar in performance to the Phenom II X4 955, they both OC well, both perform really well1
Upgrade the CPU to a E8400 and the card too a 5770. That would be my suggestion. If your having problems playing games. And if you want to keep it cheap.
Otherwise if your looking to spend more money wait a few weeks ( to a couple months) when the i3's come out then upgrade to that with all new tech. and maybe include a 5870 or a new Femi GT300 when they arrive.
But of course I'm just going by the trend that your system is showing me now. But the sky is the limit......... How much money do ya got?
Get a q9550 at micro center for 169.99$, while picking one up look at the S-Spec or stepping number and get a SLBV8 stepping q9550. My friends bought a q9550 from micro center and its rock stable 4.3Ghz at 1.36 volts 24/7.
^I m living in India thr4 Microcenter is bit long for me ...
Any other options ???
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