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Old 11-16-2012, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya!

I've been thinking i want to upgrade my PC a little bit...but im not sure whether to upgrade the CPU or the Graphics card.
Everything else is fine and dandy, full spec in my profile

Currently im running an AMD FX 4100 (2 physical cores, 2 logical, 3.6Ghz) with an XFX Radeon HD R7770 which is perfectly fine for Borderlands 2, BLOPS 2 ect but i just feel that it could be better.

i thought about OC'ing the processor ( i heard people have got to and over 4.1 Ghz on stock cooling o.O ) but i'm not sure if its worth taking that risk right now for a small gain.

So, processor or gfx?

Thanks in advance
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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GPU. Overclocking or updating the CPU will bring less than satisfying gains.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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GFX. One thing i've learned through some of these awesome people (s.o. to PP Mguire) is how to pick upgrades.
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Honestly it depends what your doing but i would get another xfx 7770 to crossfire and if that doesn't make it satisfying then buy an FX 8350
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Honestly it depends what your doing but i would get another xfx 7770 to crossfire and if that doesn't make it satisfying then buy an FX 8350
He is talking about gaming, CPU wont make much of a difference. Especially just adding more cores.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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if i recall correctly, the FX 4100 is a quad core CPU.
did you disable 2 cores in the bios or something?

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Taylor, just noticed your signature. I see that you replaced most of the components from your black friday cyberpower PC? should've just went with a custom build at the first place!
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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if i recall correctly, the FX 4100 is a quad core CPU.
did you disable 2 cores in the bios or something?

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2 physical and 2 logical makes quad. FX chips are module based so 1 core is treated physical while the other is treated as a virtual. They are FPUs, but the FX quad is more like a dual core with HT.
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2 physical and 2 logical makes quad. FX chips are module based so 1 core is treated physical while the other is treated as a virtual. They are FPUs, but the FX quad is more like a dual core with HT.
I am not as savvy as you are, so I don't know what FPU is.
but this I know - the FX 4100 have 4 physical cores.
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if i recall correctly, the FX 4100 is a quad core CPU.
did you disable 2 cores in the bios or something?

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Taylor, just noticed your signature. I see that you replaced most of the components from your black friday cyberpower PC? should've just went with a custom build at the first place!
The UPS Truck ran over the Black Friday computer and I could have either paid 190 dollars to get fixed which seemed ok but i also had 520 dollars that ups gave me so i went and used that money to build an intel one :0
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