I want a little fast CPU that will fit with my Mobo

newjacksm

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so I have a ASUS M3N78-EM (I believe it supports AM3 Processors too according to Asuses website)

Since they recently came out with the AM3 I am thinking of picking up the AMD AM2+ 940

I am running the AMD Phenom 9600 and to be honest I was impressed with it when I first got it, but not anymore. I have 4gigs of ram and I am picking up another stick too..

But if anyone has any inside information anymore price drops maybe ill wait for the AM3's because supposidly my mobo supports.
 

Atomic Rooster

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Your mobo supports a few of the socket AM3 processors depending on the BIOS version: Asus M3N78-EM

The Phenom II 940 is a good one.

I really can't say if there will be any price drops soon, but it's bound to happen sooner or later.
 

mike pyne

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Hi newjacksm,

Why don't you try in Intel. There are amazing heavy duty performing machines available in the market.

Regards
Mike
 

worshipme

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He has an AMD motherboard and it makes sense to go with an AMD so that he doesn't have to buy a new board.

And I second the Phenom II 940 BE, they're great CPUs and will be a step-up from your 9600 especially if you overclock.
 

PokerDegenerate

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:D worship this is the guy having heat problems with the 940 BE..

He must have already upgraded to it. This thread was started on the 5th. :D:D
 

newjacksm

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:D worship this is the guy having heat problems with the 940 BE..

He must have already upgraded to it. This thread was started on the 5th. :D:D
Yep with out a doubt the cause of the problem is the fans and case for the heat

I got a Zalman HSF when its idle i get around 37-40.

Prime65 load for 10-20 min it maxes out at 47-48c

which is a HUGE difference because with the stock HSF and Fans in my case the Prime65 stress test would bring the temps up to 60-65c and at idle it would be 47-49

So it made a huge difference adding 2 120mm aftermarket fans... I might add even better ones that were posted in one of my posts that were recommended.
 
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