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post #11 of 14
IT's not a matter of the wattage for eg; the Phenom II 720 BE is 95w. The real issue is that the Motherboard will not support anything higher than a Phenom 9850.

So to get in on the good stuff a new motherbard is a necessity.
post #12 of 14
What is a Phenom X2 doing on the list? Is there even such a thing?
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post #13 of 14
What resolution is she gaming at? If it is 1080 or below just leave in the 4890, the Phenom I, and it will perform just fine.

The only other economical option is popping in a much faster clocked dual core, it won't cost an arm and a leg, won't mean a mobo upgrade, and most games will do better with the higher clock speed than the extra cores.
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1680 x 1050 is her monitor's resolution
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