whats a good processor to put on my MotherB

November 25, 2011 at 16:01:48
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Sempron Processor 3200+ 1.8GHZ/ 1 gigs
Just looking for a good processor to put on my motherboard. nothing TOO expensive
Also i know its s--- and i really need a better computer. but im not here for that, i just want to maybe upgrade my processor if i can so i can play a few games faster. maybe a new graphics card ( also nothing TOO expensive please.)
Computer Specs:
Mainboard
Manufacturer: MSI
Multi-Processor (MP) Support: No
Multi-Processing (MP5) Version: 1.40
Model: AMETHYST-M
Version: 1.0
BIOS: 02/08/2006-RS480-SB400-6A666M4DC-00
Chipset: ATI RS48X ICP

some of my DXDIAG
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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/25/2011, 18:35:40
Machine name: OATHBREAKER
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061
System Model: ER912AA-ABA SR1810NX NA620
BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~1.8GHz
Memory: 1278MB RAM
Page File: 882MB used, 1784MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: The file ALCXWDM.SYS is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 6200
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0221&SUBSYS_02F2196E&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1280 x 1024 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0012.8026 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 8/3/2011 06:49:00, 4210816 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 10/7/2011 23:50:00, 12791488 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-4161-11CF-8465-FE2200C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0221
SubSys ID: 0x02F2196E
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel: ModeMPEG2_C ModeMPEG2_D ModeWMV9_B ModeWMV9_A
Deinterlace Caps: {6CB69578-7617-4637-91E5-1C02DB810285}: Format(In/Out)=(YUY2,YUY2) Frames(Prev/Fwd/Back)=(0,0,0) Caps=VideoProcess_YUV2RGB VideoProcess_StretchX VideoProcess_StretchY DeinterlaceTech_PixelAdaptive
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Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Enabled
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


anyone got any ideas?


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#1
November 25, 2011 at 18:06:54
Well your MOBO::

Socket: 939
Supports AMD Athlon 64 X2 (up to 4800+) and Sempron (up to 3200+) processors

Now all you need to decide is, which one and the price :D


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#2
November 25, 2011 at 20:20:02
Thanks! just wondering, do you know the highest GFX card i can get? and if i get the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ the highest GFX card i can get?

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#3
November 26, 2011 at 07:36:33
The 1st thing you should do before upgrading the CPU would be to update the BIOS. The BIOS file will be found at the HP/Compaq website. It appears you have a Presario SR1810NX, so you'll find everything you need here:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Here's a link to your motherboard info:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

For decent gaming, you're going to need a better CPU, more RAM, a graphics card, & a power supply capable of handling it all. I doubt you're going to have an easy time finding an outdated S939 X2 CPU, so you'll probably have to try eBay. StarMicro has the 4800+ for $155 - lol. I just checked eBay & they're not that much cheaper.

Your board has a PCI-e slot, so you can run just about any graphics card you want. Just make sure it's performance doesn't get bottlenecked by the CPU & that your power supply can handle it. This article will help:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

You should also increase the RAM to at least 3GB DDR400 (2 x 1GB + 2 x 512MB). Some might suggest 4GB (4 x 1GB) but if you're going to stick with a 32-bit OS (XP), it's probably not worth it.

That leaves the power supply. This is where a lot of people screw up. There's a LOT you need to consider - wattage, amperage on the +12v rail, number of +12v rails, efficiency rating, PFC support, proper number & type of connectors, length of warranty, etc.

However, if you know what to look for & know how to shop sales, you can find everything you need for cheap (except the CPU). For example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
November 26, 2011 at 11:19:39
I found a 34$ Athlon 64 X2 4800+ and um, all this is a lot to take in. i was thinking all i'd have to do is just a simple upgrade to my processor.

Im not really looking into overhauling it yet. Its not a decent gaming pc but as long as i can play (even if its slow) then im usually fine.

Someone suggested this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Since im not looking for the best of the best, but just a around average GFX card that will at least play some of the higher graphical games these days.

I'm not exactly sure about my power supply in this though, so i'll probably have to get a new one yes


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#5
November 26, 2011 at 15:34:25
Where did you find an X2 4800+ for just $34? Make sure it's a socket 939 & not a socket AM2.

Also, I posted 2 good video cards for you. The 2nd one is a bit older but it's only $10 after rebate. The card you linked to is a 64-bit home theater card, not a gaming card. Have a look at the following chart. You'll see the Geforce 9600GSO & GT 240 DDR3 are evenly matched. The HD 5450 is WAY down on the list.


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#6
November 26, 2011 at 15:35:30
Sorry, forgot the link to the chart: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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#7
November 26, 2011 at 23:36:03
would they be able to work without me upgrading my power supply? o.o

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#8
November 26, 2011 at 23:47:41
And im not sure about this rebate? exactly what is that? and it says to get the card it takes about 8 weeks. by then the deal is over and the card wouldn't be 10$ anymore right?

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#9
November 27, 2011 at 04:57:16
Low end gaming video cards works well with crappy PSU but if u have many components and PSU isn't good u will have to replace it. The one riider linked is a good unit.

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#10
November 27, 2011 at 07:30:10
ah i see ^_^ well, i guess the last thing is that rebate stuff. never done a rebate so i have no idea how to operate this

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#11
November 27, 2011 at 08:55:22
Just follow the instructions on the rebate form & make sure to do it 100% correctly.

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#12
December 2, 2011 at 19:13:59
hmm, do you know the cheapest dual core that uses socket 939? i've been looking for a while now x_x

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