Motherboard upgrade help.

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Joined: 02/23/2012
Posts: 3

Hey Rodney,

I'm currently using the ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme (socket AM3) and want to know if it would be better to upgrade to the ASUS M5A970 EVO (socket AM3+)? Would I get better purformance from my current CPU and other hardware, or would I drop in purformance?

MY System Specs
CASE - Cooler Master HAF 932
MOBO - ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1100T 3.3GHz (OC 4.3GHz) CPU Cooler-Corsair H100 4 120mm Fans
RAM - Corsair Dominator 1333MHz (OC 1600MHz) 4X4GB 16GB with Dominator AirFlow Cooler
GPU - XFX Radeon HD 5870 X2 in a Crossfire Configuration (OC GPU Clock 875MHz) (OC Memory Clock 1275MHz)
PSU - ENERMAX REVOLUTION85+ 1020Watts (peak 1120Watts)
SSD - OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA 3
HDD - X3 Western Digital 1TB Black SATA 3

Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

Not a viable upgrade.

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5401

I won't do it because no real performance increase.

Rodney Reynolds,