Solved Need help choosing new CPU

December 6, 2013 at 07:03:05
Specs: win 7, Amd Athlon II x2 240/8gb ddr3
Hi . I'm looking to buy a new cpu finally. I was looking at quad cores before but than i noticed that there are a few 6 cores available quite cheap. In performance of course the 6 core is better at everything more cores faster lower power consumption. The cpu im looking at has a new core called "Vishera" and i read that is a new arhitecture,design not the usual zambezi/bulldozer. My question is what do we know about this new design how it works is it good or we have to wait a while for a new revision. I narrowed my choices to 2 possibilities and i could use some help to decide which is the best in every way:
-Amd FX X6 Black Edition FX-6300
-AMD FX X6 Black Edition FX-6100

Thank you in advance.

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December 6, 2013 at 09:43:29
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Is this going to be an upgrade or a new build? If it's an upgrade you need to make sure that it has the same CPU socket, and if it's a new build it needs to have a compatible motherboard.

The Amd Athlon II x2 240 that is shown in your system specs is shown as an AM3 socket. The FX-6xxx edition processors have a AM3+ socket. The AM3+ sockets have the ability to deliver more current to the CPU, have a different VID (Voltage ID) clock generator speed, and has an extra pin over AM3. You can put an AM3 CPU in an AM3+ motherboard, but not vice versa. So, in short, you can't put those CPU's you supplied in your current rig without changing out the motherboard, and then adding compatible RAM to boot.

If you do decide to go that route, I'd get the FX-6300 just for the extra clock speed. From what I can tell, there isn't much of a price hike between the two for an extra ~.5Ghz.

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December 6, 2013 at 15:36:57
They're both Black Editions CPUs, if they're compatible with your board, just get whichever is cheaper & overclock it. That's what BE CPUs are for! DDR3-1866 is the best RAM choice.

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