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#1 Ranger SVO

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 03:59 PM

I have an ASUS M4A79XTD EVO motherboard and two processors. 

 

One is an AMD 6-core Phenom II X6 1045T @2.7 Ghz, the other is an AMD 4-core Phenom II X4 965 @ 3.4 Ghz.

 

So which processor should I install. I'm not a gamer. I use Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop ( the most memory intensive program I have)

 

So which processor would you install?


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 10:48 PM

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http://cpuboss.com/cpus/AMD-Phenom-II-X6-1045T-vs-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-965

Since they are so close grab the most convenient.

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Thought my gaming days were over (50 now).... Now I'm gettin' into PC gaming and liking it. Need more power... lol

Or this:

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Posted 01 May 2016 - 12:38 AM

id get the 6 core...the problem with CPU tests, is you cant always trust them, theyre reliability, depends on what theyre designed to test for, and how. A lot of them, arnt designed around multiple cores, or even as many cores as they could. IVe seen some CPU tests give a single core CPU a higher score then a 8 core CPU, believe it or not, and ive also seen certain programs run better on a single core, then a multi-core. Depends on what they were written for. These days, more and more programs are written around multiple cores...what gives the 965 the performance boost is its 3.4 ghz clock speed, over the 6 cores 2.7, which is fantastic if your running software that requires high clock speed, but not necessarily good if your after multi-tasking.

 

Either way though, theyre both aging CPUs. Theyre good CPUs, but aging, and will both do you well, but I would use the 6 core, just from the standpoint I think it would give you better multi-tasking. (though, from your explanation, youd likely never even notice the difference between the two) and in the end, if you already have both CPUs, why not put in the one thats better-even if its just by the .1 the above CPU test gave.


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Posted 01 May 2016 - 09:25 AM

Thanks for the relies. I'll go with the 6-core. I know these are older processors and for me they are both more than I'll ever need.  I do tend to run a lot of programs at the same time but none of them would make either of these processors work hard. 

 

And who knows, I may install Microsoft Flight Sim X, heck it actually works on my old Dell with a Pentium 4 Processor, it just needed a decent video card.

 

Hmmm, flight sim



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Posted 01 May 2016 - 06:58 PM

well i suspect that flight sim wont make either CPU break a sweat....they dont make my 945 even pretend to work. 


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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:42 PM

I would take 700MHz over two extra cores unlikely to ever be used any day of the week.






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