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Hi everyone,

My friend has an AMD X2, I believe its a 4600+, its a 2.4GHz, I believe it can be overclocked to 2.7 or close to 3ghz, but I just wanted to ask what might be the best upgrade on an AM2 socket? They do a lot of gaming and the CPU is really dropping the FPS on quite a few games etc, they will be getting a new motherboard and CPU, probably an Asus with a X4 965 BE, but I thought I would ask to see if there is any specific AM2 socket chip that could be used as a stop gap CPU until enough funds can be got together for a new mobo, cpu and cooler etc.
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I'd say wait, there is no point getting a new CPU, just to get anew one. The more he saves the quicker he gets his new CPU/mobo/RAM smile.gif
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You could go to the AMD website and look at the product area's of AM2 processors and pick out the fastest one?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Atomfix;12040471 
You could go to the AMD website and look at the product area's of AM2 processors and pick out the fastest one?

if hes gona get a new mobo and cpu soon when funds become availble it would be a watse to use like $100 to upgrade the cpu now.. thats $100 faster tord a new mobo/cpu that he will acculy like
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls;12040494 
if hes gona get a new mobo and cpu soon when funds become availble it would be a watse to use like $100 to upgrade the cpu now.. thats $100 faster tord a new mobo/cpu that he will acculy like

That's true, And AM3+ or AM4 is just around the corner thumb.gif
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Hi again,

Ah ok, *sigh* I have oly just got an AM3 system lol tongue.gif

Whats the best overclock on that AM2 CPU then?
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am2 and am2+ cpus arent known for going over 3.6-3.7 because of the way it was designed. On the other Hand AM3 cpus are crazy overclockers! Some people get 5 GHz on a Sempron! Its not worth keeping AM2 anymore... Heck im upgrading next week to AM3.
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What motherboard does your friend have?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by jach11;12041430 
am2 and am2+ cpus arent known for going over 3.6-3.7 because of the way it was designed. On the other hand am3 cpus are crazy overclockers! Some people get 5 ghz on a sempron! Its not worth keeping am2 anymore... Heck im upgrading next week to am3.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by m1tch;12040436 
Hi everyone,

My friend has an AMD X2, I believe its a 4600+, its a 2.4GHz, I believe it can be overclocked to 2.7 or close to 3ghz, but I just wanted to ask what might be the best upgrade on an AM2 socket? They do a lot of gaming and the CPU is really dropping the FPS on quite a few games etc, they will be getting a new motherboard and CPU, probably an Asus with a X4 965 BE, but I thought I would ask to see if there is any specific AM2 socket chip that could be used as a stop gap CPU until enough funds can be got together for a new mobo, cpu and cooler etc.

It would be nice to know specifics about the current setup, but here IMO
Well if you need to keep with in a strict budget. You could go my route. I bought a 555BE and a board that could unlock it to a quad core. Here's the CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103846

Here's a ddr3 MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131402

Here's a DDR2 MOBO

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131618R

Boath boards are well priced and will unlock cores and Caches.
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