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I'm looking to upgrade my cpu to get better performance. Is a Phenom 2 going to increase my performance from an athlon 2 640 enough to justify the cost?
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I'm looking to upgrade my cpu to get better performance. Is a Phenom 2 going to increase my performance from an athlon 2 640 enough to justify the cost?
Unfortunately, probably not. You would have to buy a 6-core to get an increase worth the cost.
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Unfortunately, probably not. You would have to buy a 6-core to get an increase worth the cost.
Depending what the OP does, because if all he does is gaming the 6-core would be useless. And his board wouldnt support it anyways, being MSI.
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
Unfortunately, probably not. You would have to buy a 6-core to get an increase worth the cost.
That's nonsense, hardly any real world applications use 6 cores.

OP: Here is a brilliant article that should answer all your question's much better than I can.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ache,2416.html
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Depending what the OP does, because of gaming the 6-core would be useless. And his board wouldnt support it anyways, being MSI.
Just saw his board. Probably unless he really wants the bragging rights its not worth it. Just OC the athlon a lil and call it good.
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I'm looking to upgrade my cpu to get better performance. Is a Phenom 2 going to increase my performance from an athlon 2 640 enough to justify the cost?
Youll see better performance with a better monitor. It's choking the 470.
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I agree, a better monitor will be a nice upgrade to your gaming.

My first newegg purchase was actually a Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD. Love this thing. (1920x1080)

What games do you play? what fps are you looking at?
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Just saw his board. Probably unless he really wants the bragging rights its not worth it. Just OC the athlon a lil and call it good.
seriously, with that board?
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seriously, with that board?
Maybe on stock voltage.. Still it's risky enough being at stock with an MSI board.
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Well I was planning on buying a new motherboard at the same time. I have a 24" led samsung monitor now and my athlon is at 3.675 ghz already. my gpu still bottlenecks tho.
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