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    Red face CPU upgrade 960GC-GS FX

    I am looking to upgrade the cpu in my computer... after looking at all the cpu's they list here ASRock > 960GC-GS FX

    will this one work on my board.. it's a Asrock 960gc-gs fx

    AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W 8-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX - Newegg.com

    looks like I might be limited to 95w.. not sure..

    Thanks Steve...

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    Default Re: CPU upgrade 960GC-GS FX

    Not one processor over 95W in the CPU Support list, the first hint.

    Second, looks like a three phase, or two plus one phase VRM design for the CPU, with no heatsink. A weak power design for the CPU, plus only a four pin CPU power socket, means no high power demand processors.

    Plus it's a budget, $55 board, you can't expect to use any processor in it just because it will fit, sorry to say.

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    Default Re: CPU upgrade 960GC-GS FX

    That's why I ask.... Thank You..
    any recommendation on a upgrade.. or am I wasting my time.. Not a gamer, just thought I would see if there is a faster cpu that will work with this stuff...

    here is what I know I have in there..
    4 gigs GeIL CL5-5-5 DDR2-1066
    QuadCore AMD Phenom X4 9600, 2300 MHz (11.5 x 200)
    650watt PSU
    Can't remember the cpu cooler but it's a good one..

    Thanks Steve

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    Default Re: CPU upgrade 960GC-GS FX

    Your current CPU is a 95W processor, so another of that power should be fine.

    How about any of the AM3+ FX models, you can use any of the 8000 series in the list, such as an 8300, or one of the 6000 series, although I'm not an expert on the details and differences.

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