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What AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor Should I Get? (Budget £100)

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  1. TricksterMatt

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    Hi, since my 7750 is not compatible with my XFX 750a motherboard, and even contacting the XFX support team they said "I need the 1.3 BIOS update" which I cant do because I cant access my computer. So I'm going to get a AMD Phenom Quad Core Processor which is compatible with the XFX 750a motherboard. What do you suggest? I was looking at the AMD Phenom 9650 2.3 GHz, is that any good? http://store.2-source.com/product/AMD-Phenom-9650-Quad-Core-2.3GHz-AM2 ,-Retail_5968.html

    Any other suggestions welcome, I want a really descent one for £100 or less
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    If the 7750 does not work in the board then a Phenom X4 will not work. They use the same exact core with 2 cores disabled on the Kuma. I'm telling you, the board is dead. Unless you've tested it with an Athlon or something?
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    +1 Kuma = Phenom with 2 cores
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    It doesn't matter. I was using my 720BE on my bisotar 740g and ASUS 580x, neither even have a bios that have support for it. The board is dead.
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    What if the board isnt dead though?
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    What else do you think it is? Have you tried the PSU, GPU, RAM in other computers?
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    Hey, I am RMA'ing the board for a replacement and getting a new CPU anyway, so sorry if I am making you angry or anything towards me. It probably is the motherboard dead anyway, but im RMA'ing it so it should be alright. So back to the topic, what quad core processor do you recommend me for £100?

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