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Faster processor

Post by no-box » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:02 pm

HI, at the moment I've got an AMD sempron 2400 socket 462. Is it worth upgrading just the processor or should I get a new board with a different socket? If it is worth me getting a new processor what would you recomend?........
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Re: Faster processor

Post by bmaverick » Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:52 pm

You can upgrade to the highest AMD Sempron 3000+, 2 GHz, 333MHz, 512KB Cache for socket 462.

or

You can upgrade to the highest AMD Athlon XP Barton CPU socket 462 that runs at 333MHz.

Check info here - http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/127
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Re: Faster processor

Post by ibleet » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:27 pm

I would highly recommend the motherboard and cpu upgrade. Don't be shy about looking at Intel as they currently give a real nice performance boost over similar AMD chips.

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Re: Faster processor

Post by Methious » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:10 am

CPU, Mobo, and ram upgrade. Not much life left in a 462 socket, go with an AM2+ or an Intel 775.
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Re: Faster processor

Post by stopthekilling77 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:04 am

how much were/are you looking to spend to upgrade? i know you were thinking just a CPU but to be honest i gotta agree with these guys. you'd be surprised what a little bit of money will get you performance-wise today.
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Re: Faster processor

Post by no-box » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:55 pm

...OK, so I go for a MB and processor upgrade. I've seen some MSI boards that I like the look of. What do you think of them?...
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Re: Faster processor

Post by martini161 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:32 pm

what models?

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Re: Faster processor

Post by ibleet » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:27 pm

I recommend the Gigabyte P35 DS3L. It is really hard to beat for the money. Add to that 2Gb DDR2-800 ram and an E7200 and you're set with a very nice PC for a very good price. 8)

Not sure about your video card as I'm not real familiar with those.

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Re: Faster processor

Post by no-box » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:37 am

This is one of the MSI boards. They're defonatly in the budget range but I can't see anything wrong with this one
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Qu ... nKey=11143
I', not looking for anthing with all the bells and whistles, if possible I would even prefer a board without onboard sound.
What do you guys think?
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Re: Faster processor

Post by Zertz » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:38 pm

Maybe you should look into something with integrated graphics, somethink like a 780G motherboard.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/691/1/
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/693/1/
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/676/1/

That's roughly 100$, add an AMD processor for under 100$ and 2GB of RAM for about 30-40$ and you've got a computer that totally destroys your current one!

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