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Help with a processor upgrade

Question asked by pygon on Aug 19, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2016 by hardcoregames™

Hello and thank you in advance for your input!


I am looking to replace my processor as I think it may be my current bottleneck in my system


Current Specs:

Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-Bit

Processor: AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.6GHz

Memory: 8192MB Ram

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (Upgraded my power source to run this card as recommended by NVidia)


My goal is to try and do this with out replacing the motherboard (If at all possible). My buddy recommended the FX9590 and I'm glad I did some research before jumping on the purchase. I came to find that this model requires a rather "robust" cooling system (Site recommended a Liquid Cooling System) which I certainly do not have.


Any suggestions on a new model to look into? This is not my forte by any means so am I even on the right track here?


Thank you very much for your knowledge and help!