Topic Title: Upgrade to Athlon II X2 280?
Topic Summary: Worthwhile upgrade for older mobo?
Created On: 02/11/2013 10:36 PM
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 02/11/2013 10:36 PM
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Hello Gentlemen,

I need some advise from people who have a bit more knowledge than I have regarding the wisdom of upgrading an ancient MOBO (Gigabyte GA-M61VME-S2 REV.2.0) running an equally ancient CPU (AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+,socket AM2, 2.8 gHz).
I saw recently o that AMD has released a low cost CPU (Athlon II X2 280 Dual-Core Processor, socket AM3, 3.6 gHz).
Would this be a worthwhile upgrade? It appears that the 280 is backward compatible with the AM2 socket.

Mainboard :    Gigabyte M61VME-S2
Chipset :    nVidia GeForce 6100V
Processor :    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ @ 2800 MHz
Physical Memory :    4096  MB (2 x 2048 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card :    NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Hard Disk :    Seagate ST380815AS (80GB)
DVD-Rom Drive :    Toshiba-Samsung CDDVDW SH-S203N
Monitor Type :    Asus ASUS VH198 - 19 inches
Network Card :    NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller #3
Operating System :    Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
DirectX :    Version 9.0c  (May 2010)


Any advise would be greatly appreciated.



 02/11/2013 10:51 PM
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I wouldn't, time to save your money for a complete system update.

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