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Which Processor Do I Need?

A computer processor, or central processing unit (CPU), is the brain inside your computer. And the right processor for you will depend on your needs. If you’re a light computer user who just needs something for emails, websites, and YouTube, then a simple dual core processor is an excellent choice. If you’re a gamer, or starting to get into some basic photo and video editing, then look into a quad core processor. Finally, if you’re an industry professional looking for the best, look towards processors with 6 or more cores for the best performance.

How Many Cores Do I Need?

The more complex your task, the more cores you will need. For most general users, two cores will be plenty. But for more intensive tasks such as gaming or photo editing, you will need a quad core processor to keep up and maintain smooth performance. Certain Intel processors come with Hyper Threading, which simulate virtual cores to allow for better multitasking.

Do I Need to Buy a Separate CPU Cooler?

Most processors will come with a stock CPU cooler that is more than adequate to cool the processor. The main reasons to upgrade from a stock CPU cooler include lower temperatures, lower noise levels, and even just something that looks better. The best bang for your buck is a new tower style CPU cooler with heatpipes, while the absolute best cooling performance usually comes from liquid cooled solutions. Aftermarket CPU coolers often come with larger fans which have higher airflow, higher static pressure, and lower noise levels. Finally, some high end processors do not have a CPU cooler included as power users tend to upgrade these anyways.

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Customer Review of AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.4GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box

Experience: 1 Years
bought this as a slight upgrade to my phenom ii 955 excellent CPU » Read More About AMD Phenom II X4 965

Customer Review of AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor 3.2GHZ AM3 8MB Cache 125W Retail Box

Experience: 2 Years
bought this when building my first pc never had an issue » Read More About AMD Phenom II X4 955

Customer Review of AMD Phenom II X4 960 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 8MB Cache 95W Retail Box

Experience: 4 years
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Can't say enough good things about this cpu, I own a 1055t, X4 945, and this X4 960T unlocked to 6cores. Best bang for your buck cpu, if u can get a used one don't hesitate they just work. » Read More About AMD Phenom II X4 960

Customer Review of AMD Athlon II X4 640 Quad Core Processor AM3 3.0GHZ 2MB L2 Cache 95W 45NM Retail Box

Experience: 3 Years
I don't buy AMD processors, but I had a spare motherboard with this socket somehow. So i built a $250 rig, and was pretty impressed with it. In most cases it worked better than my PC with the Intel Q6600. » Read More About AMD Athlon II X4 640

Customer Review of AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 6 Core Processor 3.3GHZ Socket AM3 Retail Box

Experience: 56 Days
still a performing champ » Read More About AMD Phenom II X6 1100T

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