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Topic Title: Upgrade to a new Cpu Gigabyte ma770ds3 rev 1.0
Topic Summary: X3 720 or Athlon x4 620
Created On: 11/22/2009 10:05 PM
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 11/22/2009 10:05 PM
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hitmanbigb
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IM New to the site ,Ive been a AMD fan from the start ,Im not turning back now ..
SO Im looking for a update on the CPU ..

Id like something that out performs what I have "That I will notice "
Im reading that the Phenom ll's will work with this board ?"Bios f7" is this true?
Im looking into the Athlon x4 620 or the x3 720 ,
but I dont know if they will work with my board . I found online they will ..If so great ..
Whats the best Low end CPU I can run at the moment .Im looking in the 100.00 150.00 range .. I have 3 Pc's to upgrade so price is important .

My Pc does ok for a cheap build , it plays them all , But I want a little more

I also have a ASROCK A780FullHD board ,,If this is better than the Gigabyte
Ill use it instead .. The ASROCK shows support all the way up till the 945 I think ..

Thanks anyone for some help , this is driving me nuts , I want to upgrade so bad ..They say yes but I dont know
If not whats the best CPU's I could buy that will fit these boards


Right now I have a

500 watt PSU "FSP Group"
Evga 8800GT 512
X2 5000+ stock speed
Gigabyte ma770ds3 rev 1.0
4 Gig DDR2 800 Trandsend
2 500 gig sata drives 7200 rpm's
Win XP Pro build ?

Second system is a
650 watt PSU
MSI K9A2 CF
AMD X2 5200
EVGA 9800gt 512
320 GIG sata 7200 rpm's
4 gig Kingston DDR 800

Im just looking for something to get me some more speed for a year or two ..
Or should I just get a AM3 board and redo the hard drive ?

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Edited: 11/22/2009 at 11:17 PM by hitmanbigb
 11/23/2009 06:40 AM
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hitmanbigb
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Im sorry if I did not put this in the right place , Im a Newb

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 11/23/2009 07:56 AM
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Hmm this may be outdated
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but GA-MA770-DS3 (rev. 1.0) has no BIOS to support AM3 socket chips - could be u have to check with Gigabyte? Else that Asrock is a good candidate and in the $100-150 range have a look at $141 P2X4 925?
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 11/23/2009 08:09 AM
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Thanks , How does that cpu compare to the X3 720 Id like to have a quad ,I do allot of gaming . what I have works but it stutters some times

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 11/23/2009 12:31 PM
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They have identical clocks so imagine the 925 as a 720BE with an extra core and locked multi Easier to OC the 720BE but the price of an entry level Deneb x4 makes the 925 hard to ignore hehe

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 11/23/2009 01:01 PM
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OK thanks for the heads up ..Im mostly in to gaming I like the sound of the 925 .
Im going to try it on my board and see if it will work . If not Ill build another ..
Do you think I should get a new Motherboard ?
Oh and will I be able to use my DDR800 ? with the x4 925 or "1066 DDR 2 or 3" ?
thanks again...
Today I OC my x2, 5000+ to 2.99 its running smooth.. I ran Prime95 on it for 2 hours , not a hiccup , I will do a 24 hour on it some day

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 11/24/2009 08:43 AM
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I would say based on what u have on hand just run that x4 925 on that Asrock and 4GB DDR2 800

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 11/24/2009 10:33 AM
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That sounds like the best option ,I read something about running the ddr 2 only one stick in each channel ? whats that all about
Thanks again , its been a few years for me .Im mixed all up on this new stuff

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Edited: 11/24/2009 at 01:16 PM by hitmanbigb
 11/24/2009 09:23 PM
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Originally posted by: hitmanbigb

That sounds like the best option ,I read something about running the ddr 2 only one stick in each channel ? whats that all about

Thanks again , its been a few years for me .Im mixed all up on this new stuff


Most mobo manufacturers state using one dimm per channel for DDR2-1066 support.
You will be fine populating all four dimms with DDR2-800 memory.
And last, only AM3 boards support DDR3 memory.

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 11/24/2009 09:48 PM
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Ok thanks , Ill update when I get some new parts , I hope soon

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