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 02/04/2014 06:04 AM
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richjE
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Hi

I am looking to upgrade my processor which is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2.40GHz. I'm not looking for a state of the art processor, but one that is better than what I currently have. I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this stuff so any help will be greatly appreciated.

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 02/04/2014 07:33 AM
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Is it the socket 939 or am2 version? If its am2, you should check maybe the motheboard has socket am2+, if this is the case, you could try to get a second hand Phenom II, if it isn't then, overclocking is your best bet of gaining performance (or assembling a whole new machine). If you don't know which socket you have, just give your motherboards manufacturer and model.



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 02/04/2014 09:22 AM
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And if you do build a whole new rig, I would highly recommend an APU setup. Assuming you are running Windows 7 already, and you re-use your case, power supply, drives, and monitor, you're looking at under $200.

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