Originally Posted by Cryora
My current setup is:
CPU - Phenom 9150E 1.8GHz Quad Core
RAM - 4GB
Video Card - Radeon HD 4870
I think the CPU is dragging my computer down. I am able to run Unreal Tournament 3 decently at high settings at 1280x1024, but when it comes to Crysis and ARMA II, it will lag a lot, especially ARMA II even at reduced graphical settings.
Does this sound like it's the CPU that's the problem? What should I upgrade it to? Should I go with the Phenom 9950, or the Phenom II 940?
We'll definitely need to know what motherboard you are using. I'm assuming it's from a prebuilt computer. TDP (Thermal Design Power) plays a huge roll in processors, and if this motherboard is from a prebuilt computer, it is very possible that the highest TDP is actually pretty low. My OEM board had a max TDP of 89W. That meant I couldn't get a processor that had over an 89W power rating. However, if you have the money and the ability to run the 940, it would be a great choice. If you need a lower design power, I'd look into Phenom II 810.
Originally Posted by Ddestruction
Much are you willing to pay for a new CPU?
Do you wish to stick with AMD?
Whats your Mobo so we can know whats compatible?
They'll most likely want to stick with AMD, as they did not mention buying a new motherboard too.