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I have an amd athlon 64 x2 6000+ dual core 3.33ghz processor that I've had probably over 3 years. My video game performance has been really slow I would get a cpu usage of up to %100(according to my g13 gamepad) every time even when playing small games like team fortress 2. I'm looking at upgrading to this processor that can fit my motherboard http://www.compusa.com/applications/...2&Sku=A79-9851

Will I notice a big difference in this upgrade? I have a evga gts 450 card that gives me pretty decent graphics so I know my card isn't the issue.
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thats actually a 3.0 ghz cpu, but it depends on what you do.

Also you should rely on your gamepad, you should rely on what task manager says.

Open it up, play a game for a little while, then close the game and see what it says.

For games like tf2, it will lower performance because most cant utilize more than 2 threads/cores.

In my opinion, save up some money untill you can get a 955 BE or better, otherwise you wont see a performance difference.
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CPU you linked to is a quad-core but clocked at 2.5GHz compared to your current chip's 3GHz. In multi-threaded apps, the quad-core will take the cake, in speed-dependent apps, the higher-clock speed of the dual-core will result in better performance.

Obviously the best possible situation would be to grab the quad-core and overclock it to match or beat the dual-core's clock speed, but going by your system specs it seems like you don't overclock...
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thats actually a 3.0 ghz cpu, but it depends on what you do.

Also you should rely on your gamepad, you should rely on what task manager says.

Open it up, play a game for a little while, then close the game and see what it says.

For games like tf2, it will lower performance because most cant utilize more than 2 threads/cores.

In my opinion, save up some money untill you can get a 955 BE or better, otherwise you wont see a performance difference.
I am very limited to what I can use. I just want something that can lower my cpu usage and dont get much game play lag. Here is what I can use on my motherboard
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...-SLI&product=1
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I am very limited to what I can use. I just want something that can lower my cpu usage and dont get much game play lag. Here is what I can use on my motherboard
http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/c...-SLI&product=1
Then it's time for a cpu-mobo-ram combo buy.

In order to make your money do its job, you should save up until you have enough for GOOD components, rather than skimping.
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CPU you linked to is a quad-core but clocked at 2.5GHz compared to your current chip's 3GHz. In multi-threaded apps, the quad-core will take the cake, in speed-dependent apps, the higher-clock speed of the dual-core will result in better performance.

Obviously the best possible situation would be to grab the quad-core and overclock it to match or beat the dual-core's clock speed, but going by your system specs it seems like you don't overclock...
I am having some kind of gay overclocking problem. I have an old asus m2n sli phenom board and even if I overclock it to 3.4ghz I get freezes and blues screen of death yes the voltage and the multiplyer seems fine i'm getting temps at around 7*c from my kandalf lcs case which is really cold.
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Then it's time for a cpu-mobo-ram combo buy.

In order to make your money do its job, you should save up until you have enough for GOOD components, rather than skimping.
I can't afford that right now, I can only afford a new cpu.
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I can't afford that right now, I can only afford a new cpu.
Then dont buy anything right now...
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I can't afford that right now, I can only afford a new cpu.
Get the Phenom II X4 945 if you can, or an Athlon II X2 255. Both are plenty powerful CPU's for gaming, and they both clock pretty well for a performance boost later.
     
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Yeah new CPU+RAM+MB or nothing.
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