Question What is the best Am2+ cpu

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I have a gigabyte ga-ma74gm-s2h motherboard and need a 64 bit cpu that can play Fortnite at recommended settings
I have 8gb ram and I am going to buy a gpu
 
What cpu do you have now?
All modern processors are 64 bit capable.
I presume you mean that you need to support a 64 bit version of windows.
In which case, you are ok now.

I doubt that one should spend anything at all on such an old and obsolete platform.
 
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What cpu do you have now?
All modern processors are 64 bit capable.
I presume you mean that you need to support a 64 bit version of windows.
In which case, you are ok now.

I doubt that one should spend anything at all on such an old and obsolete platform.
Amd Athlon x2 (tm) 245 processor
 

Karadjgne

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It's not AM2+. The best possible cpu that actually works in that AM2+ mobo is an AM3 cpu, specifically the Phenom II x6 1100T. It's a 125w cpu in a board designed to handle upto a 140w AM2+ cpu. Not entirely sure how much OC you'd get with such a high wattage cpu on that particular mobo.
 
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It's not AM2+. The best possible cpu that actually works in that AM2+ mobo is an AM3 cpu, specifically the Phenom II x6 1100T. It's a 125w cpu in a board designed to handle upto a 140w AM2+ cpu. Not entirely sure how much OC you'd get with such a high wattage cpu on that particular mobo.
Ok thanks
 

Karadjgne

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With an AM2+ motherboard you are not limited to AM2+ cpus, you can also use AM3 as well. It works forwards but not backwards, you can't use AM2+ cpu in AM3 mobo. So any of the X4 or X6 phenom / phenom II will be a good upgrade
 

Karadjgne

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No. Your motherboard will only support 95w cpus. The Phenom II x6 1100T is a 125w cpu. If you go to the link COLGeek was nice enough to supply, then click on Cpu Support list, it lists all the AMD cpus that physically fit, but if you look at 'Since bios revision' all the way on the right, every 125w cpu is listed as N/A, as in Nope, Absolutely not.

You can still use a Phenom II x6, it'll just have to be the 95w version, such as the 1055T
 
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No. Your motherboard will only support 95w cpus. The Phenom II x6 1100T is a 125w cpu. If you go to the link COLGeek was nice enough to supply, then click on Cpu Support list, it lists all the AMD cpus that physically fit, but if you look at 'Since bios revision' all the way on the right, every 125w cpu is listed as N/A, as in Nope, Absolutely not.

You can still use a Phenom II x6, it'll just have to be the 95w version, such as the 1055T
So I can use Phenom II X6 1065T this cpu.
 

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