Hello, I am trying to upgrade my computer because it cannot run some games (recent AAA title games like Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and others.) above the recommendations. (Usually somewhere slightly above minimum according to an website that measures my computer. )
My computer specs are:
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 cores, 4 logical processors.
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7900 Series
OS: Win 7 Ultimate
My budget would 500 - 700 dollars to upgrade both the CPU and the Motherboard.
Anyway, after a bit of research, I am planning on purchasing a AMD FX-9370 Eight Core to replace my current CPU. But, I am under the impression that my current motherboard is not compatible with this model and I am wondering what would be a suitable upgrade for my motherboard to match that.
Also am I making the right decision here on upgrading my CPU? Is there any other factors that I should be concerned about?
Thank you in advance.