Question FX 4100 upgrade possibilities

OctaviusNeon

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I'm looking to upgrade my cpu to a newer model, but I know very little about hardware.

My current set-up is:
ASUS M5A97 motherboard
AMD FX 4100 quad-core (the part I'm wanting to actually replace)
Nvidia GeForce 750 ti GPU
8 gb ram
500 gb HDD

I know it's a fairly old rig for the most part, but it's all I've got and any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. I really just need a newer model cpu that will work in my current build.
 

esquared

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Your board can take better/faster CPUs if your have the newer BIOS installed.
https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M5A97/HelpDesk_CPU/
BIOS 1605 will let you instal an FX-6300 or an FX-8350 for a cheap upgrade with your current motherboard

From Passmark benches:

Your FX-4100 - 4069 marks
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-4100+Quad-Core&id=255#price

An FX-6300 has 6384
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-6300+Six-Core&id=1781#price

An FX-8350 has 8947
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8350+Eight-Core&id=1780

Amazon has the FX-6300 for 62.95
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD6300WMHKBOX-FX-6300-6-Core-Processor/dp/B009O7YORK

and the 8350 for 75.99
https://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD8350FR...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=T204R283HMY7PXTF4VW8
 

OctaviusNeon

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Thanks a lot! I'll check into the latest version of the BIOS and see about getting the FX 8350. That's actually the model I was thinking of getting, but I wasn't sure how compatible it was.