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I need help finding a new processor. I need one that is under like $125 or so. A few years ago I upgraded from a stock video card to a 8600 GTS and it was a HUGE improvement. Then a couple years later I upgraded to the 9800 GT with 0 improvement and people kept telling me it was because my processor was bottle-necking. Here are my specs:

OS: XP SP3 32bit
CPU: AMD AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Windsor 90nm Technology)
RAM: 2gb DDR2
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTek Computer INC. NODUSM (Socket AM2)
GRAPHICS: GeForce 9800 GT 1gb (BFG)
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ GeForce 9800 gt 2gb 1tb 
OSKeyboardPowerMouse
Windows XP SP3 Logitech G15 420w Logitech G5 
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Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ GeForce 9800 gt 2gb 1tb 
OSKeyboardPowerMouse
Windows XP SP3 Logitech G15 420w Logitech G5 
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Originally Posted by f4Gg0t_43 View Post
I need help finding a new processor. I need one that is under like $125 or so. A few years ago I upgraded from a stock video card to a 8600 GTS and it was a HUGE improvement. Then a couple years later I upgraded to the 9800 GT with 0 improvement and people kept telling me it was because my processor was bottle-necking. Here are my specs:

OS: XP SP3 32bit
CPU: AMD AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (Windsor 90nm Technology)
RAM: 2gb DDR2
MOTHERBOARD: ASUSTek Computer INC. NODUSM (Socket AM2)
GRAPHICS: GeForce 9800 GT 1gb (BFG)
what socket is it? if it is AMD2+ then get a X2 for $80 ish
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|i7 2600K| |EVGA P67 SLI| |N560GTX-Ti Hawk| Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) |Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-Bit| |Hanns-G HZ281HPB 1920x1200| |Silverstone Strider Plus 850W| 
Case
|SilverStone RV03| ETA: 04/05/11 
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|i7 2600K| |EVGA P67 SLI| |N560GTX-Ti Hawk| Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Waiting on Sandy Bridge :) |Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-Bit| |Hanns-G HZ281HPB 1920x1200| |Silverstone Strider Plus 850W| 
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|SilverStone RV03| ETA: 04/05/11 
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We need specific model of the motherboard. Older boards will only support lower power CPUs, depending on what model.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230 Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Powercolor 6970 2GB G. Skill 1600mHz Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Eyefinity 3-head 5265x1050 OCN Ducky!! MX Blue Switches XFX 750W Black Edition Mountain Mods H2gO 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser 595 Sony STR-DE995 A/V receiver 
OtherOther
Lian Li Card flash memory reader Asus PCE-N15 Wifi-N card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1055T Gigabyte 790 Sapphire 4850x2 2x2GB 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
Power
Ugly 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz Something kinda small Qualcomm Adreno core 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
None N/A WebOS 3.0.2 9.7" XGA, multitouch 
PowerCase
6300mAh Piano Black 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1230 Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3 Powercolor 6970 2GB G. Skill 1600mHz Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
SpinpontF3 1TB, WD 250, and WD320 Lite-On DT Waterblocks DT5Noz Waterblock Swiftech Komodo 6900-1 Waterblock 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Swiftech MCR-220 Drive radiator Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator 6xGentle Typhoon AP-15s Archx64 KDE4.5, Windows 7 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Eyefinity 3-head 5265x1050 OCN Ducky!! MX Blue Switches XFX 750W Black Edition Mountain Mods H2gO 
MouseAudioAudioAudio
Razer Naga Asus Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser 595 Sony STR-DE995 A/V receiver 
OtherOther
Lian Li Card flash memory reader Asus PCE-N15 Wifi-N card 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD 1055T Gigabyte 790 Sapphire 4850x2 2x2GB 1600mHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
A few Yes Vista/7 Das Keyboard 
Power
Ugly 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060 1.2 GHz Something kinda small Qualcomm Adreno core 16GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
None N/A WebOS 3.0.2 9.7" XGA, multitouch 
PowerCase
6300mAh Piano Black 
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
We need specific model of the motherboard. Older boards will only support lower power CPUs, depending on what model.
ManufacturerASUSTek Computer INC.
ModelNODUSM
Version0nx1114RE101NODUM00
Chipset VendorNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGeForce 6150
Chipset RevisionA2
Southbridge VendorNVIDIA
Southbridge ModelnForce 410/430 MCP
Southbridge RevisionA3
BIOS
BrandPhoenix Technologies, LTD
Version3.04
Date06/14/2006
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ GeForce 9800 gt 2gb 1tb 
OSKeyboardPowerMouse
Windows XP SP3 Logitech G15 420w Logitech G5 
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My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ GeForce 9800 gt 2gb 1tb 
OSKeyboardPowerMouse
Windows XP SP3 Logitech G15 420w Logitech G5 
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