First, here is a link to my computer about my motherboard and the current processor I have now:
It says my motherboard max TDP is 95w and AM3 socket. I was wondering would I be able to put a 125w processor in there? Or will that not work? I read that some people were suggesting a 125w would be ok in a 95w max. So I want to clear that up. If it matters at all, I have a 620w PSU.
I am looking for a powerful processor, preferably six cores (95w or 125w depending). My processor now is bottlenecking my current graphics card (AMD Radeon HD 6770 1gb) so some games I play decrease in frames, and at times will run a bit slow. For example when playing The Sims 3, my processor performance is high, almost at 100%. I'd like to be able to play on high graphic settings with no decrease in frame rate.
So to sum up, what kind of processor does my motherboard require and can someone recommend one, preferably six cores?
AMD Phenom II X2 521 Processor, 12 GB Ram, AMD Radeon HD 6770, 620w PSU.
All help is greatly appreciated!