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Old December 31, 2011, 03:21 AM
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I am currently contemplating on upgrading my current 720BE CPU. My motherboard is 790FXT-UD5P. Can I put FX-6100 in it? It is not in the official CPU support list but if anyone has tried something similar and would like to share.
Which one out of those three is best bang for the buck of an upgrade?
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Old December 31, 2011, 04:31 AM
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Don't bother. If it's not on the list then don't even try putting the Bulldozer in it. What exactly do you do with your machine?
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Old December 31, 2011, 05:25 AM
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Don't bother with bulldozer, get the 1055T or the 960T if you want to chance not having an unlockable quadcore.
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Old December 31, 2011, 06:09 AM
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I'd get the 1055Tand overclock it. Your board may eventually accept BD with a bios revision but I wouldn't bother...
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The FX-6100 will be slower than either of the other options you listed unless you dump +300W in both cooling and power into overclocking it (see AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 Processor Review).
If you need the extra 2 cores (i.e. encoding, simulation, image / video editing), then get the 1055T. I don't know what stores you have access to, so I can't recommend one over the other. For gaming, 4 vs 6 cores doesn't matter (yet).
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