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Im trying to upgrade my pc/ Please help!

Hey i'm looking to try and upgrade my pc, I reckon my cpu is bottlenecking my system

I have a amd phenom(tm) x4 9500 (quad core, 2.2ghz) and a nvidia 9800gt

When I use msi afterburner it says cpu is mostly above 50% averaging at about 80% in the minecraft benchmark, 9800gt is averaging at 20% usage, im looking to see which cpu I could upgrade to with the motherboard of (d5468at aba alonpav) (nettle3) my amd phenom(tm) x4 9500 isnt going to well, I am also upgrading to a gtx 650 from a 9800gt if that was a good move, im not sure if gtx 650 is better than 9800gt but a lot of benchmarks point towards it
Thanks, take care and please help :)
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    I'm afraid there's no direct upgrade to CPU on that system. If your CPU is bottlenecking 9800gt it would be even worse with a more powerful one.
  2. CountMike said:
    I'm afraid there's no direct upgrade to CPU on that system. If your CPU is bottlenecking 9800gt it would be even worse with a more powerful one.

    What if I were to buy a new motherboard with a cpu socket (LGA 1151) which supports a lot of kaby lake proccesors and get a Pentium G4560 and 8gbs of ram? Could that be better?
  3. Oh yes, that would be much better but will require new RAM too. System like that would be up-gradable for few years.
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