Question Best replacement/upgrade for AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition?

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Hey Guys... My Phenom II X4 955 Black edition is only running 3 cores now and I would like to possibly replace it or upgrade it. It's my daily driver nothing heavy but I would still like all 4 cores to work.....Suggestions??

Thanks In advance
 

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Hey Guys... My Phenom II X4 955 Black edition is only running 3 cores now and I would like to possibly replace it or upgrade it. It's my daily driver nothing heavy but I would still like all 4 cores to work.....Suggestions??

Thanks In advance

Did you want to stick with the same chipset (AM3) or did you want to upgrade to Ryzen?
 

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Did you want to stick with the same chipset (AM3) or did you want to upgrade to Ryzen?
I think I would like to stick to the same chipset if I can just drop something else in but I do have a Ryzen 5 2600 sitting here but I would have to do a new mobo to upgrade correct?.....I'd like to use the same Asus M4A88 TD-V EVO mobo that I have if I can... Thoughts??
 

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I think I would like to stick to the same chipset if I can just drop something else in but I do have a Ryzen 5 2600 sitting here but I would have to do a new mobo to upgrade correct?.....I'd like to use the same Asus M4A88 TD-V EVO mobo that I have if I can... Thoughts??

This would be a option for a replacement:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

But I would not use any CPU better than what you already have for that Mobo.

If you have the Ryzen 5 2600, I would bite the bullet and go with that. Here is a simple and cheap build for you to use.

New PC Build

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GxRvRT

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($53.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $501.85
 

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This would be a option for a replacement:
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

But I would not use any CPU better than what you already have for that Mobo.

If you have the Ryzen 5 2600, I would bite the bullet and go with that. Here is a simple and cheap build for you to use.

New PC Build

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GxRvRT

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($53.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox NR400 (w/ODD) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($99.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $501.85
the build could use an 8gb 5500xt for $20 more which is better than an rx 580.
 

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