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Swapping, as in just trading straight across ? You'd be retarded not to. If money is involved, how much ?
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Originally Posted by musashin View Post
You'd definitely get an increase in performance, but it would best be coupled with a new CPU+Mobo. An AM2/AM3 board will let you use your DDR2 with an AM3 CPU.

My recommendations:
Phenom II x3 720 $75 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103652
MSI 785GT-E63 $70 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130266
Total: $145
If you are extremely strapped for cash then go for this option, but I would seriously recommend a AM3/+ Motherboard even if it means you have to buy DDR3. I seriously regret getting a AM2+ motherboard as now I'm stuck with expensive RAM upgrades or an entire motherboard upgrade.
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I believe that for a decent gaming experience, you'll need a Quad-Core CPU. Look for some used Phenom II x4 or something if you can't buy a new one. Or at least, get the Phenom II X3 720 BE suggested before.
It's also true an AM3 or AM3+ mobo are much better choices over AM2, even when considering the RAM upgrade costs.
A Dual-Core from AMD will have severe negative impact in the HD5870 performance mostly if fitted on an AM2 mobo, imo.


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