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Kinda dumb question, but I was wondering if theres anything other then CPU socket I would have to worry about when getting a new CPU.. Basically I'm wondering if my current motherboard could handle a AMD Phenom , 4x 2.6ghz lol
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Yes you can run am2+ chips, but you will be running at decreased hyper transport speed.
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Kinda dumb question, but I was wondering if theres anything other then CPU socket I would have to worry about when getting a new CPU.. Basically I'm wondering if my current motherboard could handle a AMD Phenom , 4x 2.6ghz lol
Check your mobo's manufacturer site. If they've released a newer bios update to handle the new processors then yes you can.
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Yes you can run am2+ chips, but you will be running at decreased hyper transport speed.
Decreased hyper transport speed? (*islost*)

What's that do, is that bad? lol will it slow down the potential performance alot?

Right now I wanted to upgrade so I can edit HD footage / do more CPU intensive things lol right now 1080P footage goes out of sync when I watch it due to my CPU lacking, I can watch 720P fine but trying to edit it is a bit hard,

Oh and I do play games too, like crysis, and wanted to increase performance there too...

do you think upgrading to a 9850 quad would help me with this?

edit//

@Kamui

http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_winxp_15.23.html
Is that the drivers? My mobo is foxconn nforce 590sli, but nvidia is the maker I think.. lol

Anyway how would I go about installing that? Just running it normally?

edit2//

http://www.foxconnchannel.com/produc...D=en-us0000172
Theres my motherboard, they don't show AM2+ socket support ='|
Edited by MiyaDV - 12/17/08 at 3:20am
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yea, i say upgrading would help a lot, you shouldn't notice thaaat much of a difference with the decreased hypertransport. It will defiantly help with editing and gaming :]
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