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Looking for a CPU upgrade (AMD!) mostly for gaming

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May 1, 2014
Hello guys,

since you provided so much help to oc my 1055T a long time ago it's time for a new CPU.
My information about comparison of CPU's are limited, so I'm asking for help again.

I need an upgrade on my CPU since I keep losing more and more fps in CPU heavy games:

Current specc:

asus sabertooth 990fx r2.0
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
Corsair XMS3 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
PowerColor Radeon R9 290 PCS+ 4GB DDR5
OCZ AGT3-25SAT3-60G Agility 3 60GB (OS drive)
OCZ Trion 100 400GB SSD
Western Digital WD30EZRX 3TB SATA
Lian Li PC-P80 ARMORSUIT Big-Tower
Corsair H80 / H110i (can decide between those)
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 Netzteil (750 Watt)
Windows 10 64bit

I hope you guys have a decent tip (can also include to oc a CPU) for me, because playing with framedrops down to 5fps sucks.

Thank you in adavance.




Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Jun 28, 2012
What's the CPU temp when you're having these framerate drops?
What's the current CPU cooler?
How far are you OC'd?


Sim Racing Aficionado Co-Owner
Jun 28, 2012
Hmm interesting, temps are good...

Do you have an upgrade budget?
FX would be nice, but I don't know it would help you THAT much in gaming.


Dec 10, 2003
With your setup you should not be having trouble. Have you tried uninstalling your drivers and reinstalling?