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Hello,
I got about $100 and I was wanting some opinions. I was thinking about upgrading my CPU.

My MB is not AM2+ but it supports AM2+ processors at HT 1.0, my MB also has limited OC capabilities (no voltage options, etc. but I managed to get my 4000 to 2.84)

Here are some of the ones I was considering. [Newegg]

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz ($89 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103254
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz ($79 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz Socket AM2 89W ($76 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103272
My CPU is currently OC'd to about 2.6. Would any of those processors give me a significant boost over my current CPU? Would the Tri Core perform well at HT 1? Would the 7750 w/ the 3MB cache really be that good? Else, I am considering just saving the money.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Aeloi View Post
Hello,
I got about $100 and I was wanting some opinions. I was thinking about upgrading my CPU.

My MB is not AM2+ but it supports AM2+ processors at HT 1.0, my MB also has limited OC capabilities (no voltage options, etc. but I managed to get my 4000 to 2.84)

Here are some of the ones I was considering. [Newegg]

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz ($89 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103254
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz ($79 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz Socket AM2 89W ($76 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103272
My CPU is currently OC'd to about 2.6. Would any of those processors give me a significant boost over my current CPU? Would the Tri Core perform well at HT 1? Would the 7750 w/ the 3MB cache really be that good? Else, I am considering just saving the money.

Thanks.

I think you should go for the 3.1 (6000+), its the highest clock stock, it doesnt OC all that great, maybe 3.4, but itll be higher than the others with your given mobo capabilities. So youll have less of a bottleneck to a GPU upgrade.
And supposedly the 7750 is a 3 core with 1 core deactivated, and the L2 only has 2x512, and the L3 has 2x1mb.
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I would go for the Tri-Core, since I multi-task more than I game. But, if you game more, then the 6000+ is probably the better bet. But I would start thinking about Phenom II and all that instead of pouring more money into an aging system. Not meant to sound like an attack, but just something to consider.
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I'd invest in a better board and get your 4000+ to 3GHz+. Then worry about a CPU upgrade later on down the line. Look on NewEgg. There are plenty of boards at a decent price that could get your current (and future) processors to much higher speeds.
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Hello,
I got about $100 and I was wanting some opinions. I was thinking about upgrading my CPU.

My MB is not AM2+ but it supports AM2+ processors at HT 1.0, my MB also has limited OC capabilities (no voltage options, etc. but I managed to get my 4000 to 2.84)

Here are some of the ones I was considering. [Newegg]

AMD Phenom 8450 Toliman 2.1GHz ($89 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103254
AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 2.7GHz ($79 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.1GHz Socket AM2 89W ($76 free shipping)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103272
My CPU is currently OC'd to about 2.6. Would any of those processors give me a significant boost over my current CPU? Would the Tri Core perform well at HT 1? Would the 7750 w/ the 3MB cache really be that good? Else, I am considering just saving the money.

Thanks.
i would get a board that compatible with Phenom II, and overclock your current processor to 3ghz+. and upgrade to a Phenom II whenever you have the money.
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i would get a board that compatible with Phenom II, and overclock your current processor to 3ghz+. and upgrade to a Phenom II whenever you have the money.
Any suggestions for a good micro-atx Phenom board?
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DFI JR 790GX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136056

Best OCing MicroATX board ever made, with dual PCI-E 2.0 slots, 4 DDR2 800 Slots, and Onboard RAID. You'll need some extra cash, but it is by far the best MicroATX board you can get for AMD. Save your money for a little bit and do this, you won't regret it. You could probably sell your current board to recoup some of the losses, or maybe even all.
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Any suggestions for a good micro-atx Phenom board?
I'm not using AMD, so i don't know which one is a good Micro ATx board. but I've heard a lot of good things about these 3 boards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131331
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128352
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136058
and yes, these boards are compatible with Phenom II.
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I'm not using AMD, so i don't know which one is a good Micro ATx board. but I've heard a lot of good things about these 3 boards.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131331
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128352
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136058
and yes, these boards are compatible with Phenom II.
All of those are full ATX.
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DFI JR 790GX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136056

Best OCing MicroATX board ever made, with dual PCI-E 2.0 slots, 4 DDR2 800 Slots, and Onboard RAID. You'll need some extra cash, but it is by far the best MicroATX board you can get for AMD. Save your money for a little bit and do this, you won't regret it. You could probably sell your current board to recoup some of the losses, or maybe even all.
Out of my price range, I've wanted that board ever since it came out. Any suggestions about $50-80?
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