I had built a VM server a few years ago and put it to pasture last year. My main gaming PC took a dump, so I brought it out of retirement and moved my 750Ti to it and made it my main PC. Attached is a few CPU-Z pics. I can't afford a total new PC, so I want to upgrade this CPU and RAM on what I've got. Currently an FX-6300 Unlocked Edition @ 95w, with 32GB of apparently some craptastic RAM. Yes, I will be upgrading the 750Ti as well. If I am reading the compatibility lists right for my MSI board, I can put an FX-8300 @ 95w in there and be good. I don't know what to do with the RAM though, I want to stick with 16GB or 32GB, I just like having extra headroom. Also don't know what cooler is on the 6300, should probably do that with something decent.

Apparently, I can't attach images, so here is a few snippets from CPU-Z:

Mainboard Model 760GM-E51(MS-7596)

Socket 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 6 (max 6)
Number of threads 6 (max 6)
Manufacturer AuthenticAMD
Name AMD FX-6300
Codename Vishera
Specification AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor
Package Socket AM3+ (942)
Extended CPUID 15.2
Core Stepping OR-C0
Technology 32 nm
TDP Limit 95.0 Watts
Core Speed 3799.8 MHz
Multiplier x Bus Speed 19.0 x 200.0 MHz
Base frequency (cores) 200.0 MHz
Base frequency (ext.) 200.0 MHz
Rated Bus speed 2199.9 MHz
Stock frequency 3500 MHz


BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
BIOS MSG 65-0100-000001-00101111-102612-LISBON
BIOS Date 10/26/12
Mainboard Vendor 000001


Northbridge AMD 780G rev. 00
Southbridge AMD SB700 rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x16
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR3
Memory Size 32 GBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 666.6 MHz (3:10)
CAS# latency (CL) 9.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 9
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 9
Cycle Time (tRAS) 24
Bank Cycle Time (tRC) 33
Uncore Frequency 1999.9 MHz

DIMM # 1 (I have 4 DIMMS of this)
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR3
Module format UDIMM
Module Manufacturer(ID) Team Group Inc. (7F7F7F7FEF000000000000)
Size 8192 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC3-10700 (667 MHz)
Part number Vulcan-1600
Manufacturing date Week 31/Year 13
Number of banks 8
Nominal Voltage 1.50 Volts
EPP no
XMP yes
XMP revision 1.3
AMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 5.0-5-5-14-19 @ 380 MHz
JEDEC #2 6.0-6-6-17-23 @ 457 MHz
JEDEC #3 7.0-7-7-20-27 @ 533 MHz
JEDEC #4 8.0-8-8-22-30 @ 609 MHz
JEDEC #5 9.0-9-9-24-33 @ 666 MHz
XMP profile XMP-1600
Specification PC3-12800
Voltage level 1.500 Volts
Min Cycle time 1.250 ns (800 MHz)
Max CL 9.0
Min tRP 11.25 ns
Min tRCD 11.25 ns
Min tWR 15.00 ns
Min tRAS 30.00 ns
Min tRC 41.25 ns
Min tRFC 300.00 ns
Min tRTP 7.50 ns
Min tRRD 6.00 ns
Command Rate 2T
XMP timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-CR @ frequency (voltage)
XMP #1 5.0-5-5-14-19-2T @ 444 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #2 6.0-6-6-16-22-2T @ 533 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #3 7.0-7-7-19-26-2T @ 622 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #4 8.0-8-8-22-30-2T @ 711 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #5 9.0-9-9-24-33-2T @ 800 MHz (1.500 Volts)
XMP #6 10.0-9-9-24-33-2T @ 800 MHz (1.500 Volts)