Best processor i can put in a ASUS M5A78L-M LX motherboard

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Found 26th Apr 2015
My lad uses his PC for gaming. He has a tidy 4GB GRAPHICS CARD in it but says he wants to replace his AMD QUAD CORE processor. Can someone advise the best one to buy to go in here

Thanks in advance

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Looks like the FX-8370E

However the FX-8320E seems like a much better price point.

For Gaming I would suggest the FX-6300 rather than the FX-8370 or FX-8320. It has 2 less cores but higher clock speeds and most games will never use more than 4 cores let alone 6 or 8.

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ZaphodBeeblebrox

For Gaming I would suggest the FX-6300 rather than the FX-8370 or … For Gaming I would suggest the FX-6300 rather than the FX-8370 or FX-8320. It has 2 less cores but higher clock speeds and most games will never use more than 4 cores let alone 6 or 8.



Thanks for that, do you know what the difference is between the black edition here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-4-1GHz-Socket-Retail/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430156812&sr=1-1&keywords=Fx+6300

And this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FD6300WMHKBOX-6300-3-5GHZ-14MB/dp/B00E7Q8M12/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430156812&sr=1-4&keywords=Fx+6300

Cheers

supplyuk

Thanks for that, do you know what the difference is between the black … Thanks for that, do you know what the difference is between the black edition herehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FX6300-4-1GHz-Socket-Retail/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430156812&sr=1-1&keywords=Fx+6300And this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/AMD-FD6300WMHKBOX-6300-3-5GHZ-14MB/dp/B00E7Q8M12/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1430156812&sr=1-4&keywords=Fx+6300Cheers



They are the same, it is just the way they are presented on the page that makes them appear different. If you look at the product details the model number is FD6300WMHKBOX for both. Black edition means it is multiplier unlocked so can be overclocked but both of those are the black edition and I don't think there is a non-black edition of that processor.

Original Poster

great thanks for all the info got it for 64 quid on Bespoke offers one last question will I need a upgraded CPU cooler if I overclock it a bit if so any reccomendations

cheers
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