Sam1234 wrote:Hi guys I'm new around here and a bit of a noob when it comes to computers. I am looking to upgrade my processor from my current one (AMD Athlon 64x2 4000+). I've been having a look around, and im baffled by my choice. I would like to get a processor powerfull enough to play games on. Should I get a six core or quad core (I dont know what this @3.2Ghz etc means)
DPete27 wrote:JBI has it right, you're likely running on an AM2 motherboard with DDR2 RAM. Current AMD chips have DDR3 memory controllers that will not be compatable with DDR2 RAM.
vargis14 wrote:Just so you know your am2 motherboard will support am2+ and am3 Just check wiki.
just brew it! wrote:With only a 350W unit in there, any significant upgrades to your CPU or GPU (and *especially* if you upgrade both) may also require an upgraded power supply..
$45 -8 code "EMCNJHD22" -20MIR Corsair CX430 V2 (336W @12V)just brew it! wrote:You can get very reasonable PSUs for around $50 if you're not building an "extreme" rig.
rogue426 wrote:... There's his budget
codedivine wrote:Did you mean Radeon 3650? You should consider upgrading your GPU first. At that resolution, you can buy something like a Radeon 6670 and you should be good to go for many games. Later, if you decide to buy a new motherboard and CPU, you can just reuse the graphics card.
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