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Right Now im trying to keep this computer running. So I have some questions.

What I mainly do is game, and fold, and a little overclocking. So for the CPU I wasnt sure whether to go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116253 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...AFC-C8Junction
SO can you give the pros and cons or any other processor ideas.
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post #2 of 33
Your probably not gonna be able to do that. I believe you have a socket 478 processor and those you listed will not fit. Also you will need to reformat and reinstall a fresh copy of windows.
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I know. I'm just talking about the processor. I know everything else I need to do.
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post #4 of 33
go for the e6300
    
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post #5 of 33
How much money are you willing to spend on this upgrade? C2D would be nice, but mobos are expensive for those, and ram prices are sky high.
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post #6 of 33
Go with the FX-55 and OC it. It would be great for gaming. If you want to fold 2 cores at the same time then go with the Pentium D since its dual-core so it will be better at folding.

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Originally Posted by Mister Crowley
go for the e6300
He didn't ask for you to suggest him a Conroe.
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post #7 of 33
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For the CPU $140 max. I put the 55 up because the $139 special. Hmm... Any more suggestions?
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post #8 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by JacKz5o
Go with the FX-55 and OC it.
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For the CPU $140 max. I put the 55 up because the $139 special. Hmm... Any more suggestions?
The FX-55 is the same core as the regular 3700+ with an unlocked multiplier.

If you are going 939 the 3700+ is the best value
    
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post #9 of 33
Well a 3700+ is a San Diego clocked at 2200mhz, while a FX-55 is a San Diego clocked at 2600mhz. So you have to overclock the 3700+ to get it up to FX-55's speed, but consider the fact the FX-55 is also a decent overclocker.

Plus the FX-55 is only ~$40 more than a 3700+ SD on Newegg.
You also get to say you own a AMD FX!
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post #10 of 33
you do realise with the amd your goin to need a new mobo aswell?
    
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