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wolfy339

join:2005-04-30
Edmonds, WA

[Parts Check] Upgrades

I am thinking about upgrading my processor, video card, and RAM with the following parts:

Proc: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX (»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···19113284)
Video Card: ASUS HD7770-2GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14121642)
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX (»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···-na-_-na)

Current specs are in my sig, only thing omitted is the fact that I have 1x2TB and 2x1TB HDDs. Might get two of the RAM (or go with their 16GB kit) to replace the DDR 1333 stuff that I have in there right now. Right now I do some VM stuff along with playing games like SCII, DiabloIII, et.al. When not playing games the machine functions as a general internet & word processing machine. On the techical side my question is: is the proc that I am thinking of compatible with my mobo? Other than that, what does everyone think? Are these upgrades worth the money right now or should I wait?
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Computer: Antec 850w PSU, ASUS M4A89GTDPRO-USB3, AMD Phenom II x4 955 @ 3.2GHZ, ATI Radeon 5770, SB XFI Fatal1ty, 8GB Kingston DDR3, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, KIS 2012, Samsung SyncMaster 2443BWX, Frontier DSL 768/128 w/ Westell 6100 C90 & Linksys WRT120N


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
ASUS GTX650TI-O-1GD5 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$159.99 + 2.99shipping + Free Assassin’s Creed III + $10.00 rebate card
»www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a···14121686

I dont think your mainboard support that cpu.. The highest it could use is "FX-8150(FD8150FRW8KGU),3.6GHz,8C,125W,rev.B2G,AM3+" »www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM···B3/#CPUS
and also need to use BIOS 3027 beta or higher.

wolfy339

join:2005-04-30
Edmonds, WA
Problemo is that I already have an ATi (AMD) card and I don't particularly want to go through the hassle of removing the drivers so I can install an Nvidia card.


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY
Shouldn't be that painful at all.
I use Driver Fusion.
»treexy.com/products/driver-fusion

1. uninstall the driver.
2. use driver fusion.
3. power down, take out the ATi card.
4. put in the Nvidia card.
5. install nvidia drivers.
6. restart and you are done.

wolfy339

join:2005-04-30
Edmonds, WA
Still more trouble than its worth in my book.


FizzyMyNizzy

join:2004-05-29
New York, NY

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for a bit faster card, free game, ..... up to you.

wolfy339

join:2005-04-30
Edmonds, WA
I will give you this though, it looks like you are right about the proc. I have BIOS version 3030 installed, I am wondering if ASUS hasn't updated their CPU support list to reflect new supported CPUs in 3030 or if there was no new CPU support added.

me1212

join:2008-11-20
Pleasant Hill, MO
reply to wolfy339
You dont have to remove the ati drivers, windows 7 and 8 let 2 display drivers be installed at once.

Heck if your old gpu still works you can keep it and run extra monitors off of it from what I hear.