I need help with my CPU

Gateway / Gt5464
January 13, 2010 at 14:31:01
Specs: Windows 7, 2 Gigs
Ok just a quick and simple question. I have a Gateway GT5464 with a ATI Radeon HD 4600. I want to upgrade my CPU which is Intel Pentium E2140. Can someone please recommend something better that's good for gaming? Or, can someone help me decide which one to buy. Because im deciding wether to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

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

But I don't know if the AMD will work with my computer. And I can't waste anymore then 120 dollars, so can someone please help me?


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#1
January 13, 2010 at 15:25:07
An AMD cpu will NOT work with your computer. You would have to use an Intel cpu, but you would have to find out which Intel cpu is supported, perhaps from Gateway themselves. Personally, I wouldn't spend much more on upgrading that computer. I doubt that it would make the computer much better for gaming if you were able to upgrade the cpu.

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#2
January 13, 2010 at 15:43:33
A google search brought this up:
http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.a...
Assuming your computer has the same motherboard, you can get an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 800 MHz system FSB. The FBS of the E7400 is 1066, so you would be underclocking the cpu if you don't want to overclock-which you probably cannot do anyway.

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#3
January 13, 2010 at 16:50:07
What makes you think you need a different CPU?

By Radeon HD 4600, do you mean HD 4670 or HD 4650?


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#4
January 13, 2010 at 17:18:13
4650. Sorry for my late respond. I just want a better CPU that's all. I don't like the one I have. Im trying to build my computer to be better, you know?

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#5
January 13, 2010 at 17:31:57
A new CPU isn't gonna help your gaming performance. As I recall, you asked about a gaming card in another thread & the HD 4670 was recommended. For whatever reason, you got the HD 4650 instead. Upgrading the CPU isn't gonna make up for the poor video card choice.

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#6
January 13, 2010 at 17:39:04
I got the 4650 because I couldn't get the 4670 so I had to deal with just getting that one. And yeah I do get decent graphics in games sometimes, by having to dim down the settings, but if I had a good processor, combined with my card, wouldn't that let me play some of the games that demand better graphic power? And I also have some games sitting around from my PS2 that I want to play on my computer but I also need a better processor for that.

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#7
January 13, 2010 at 19:51:43
If you couldn't get an HD 4670, you should have got something else comparable. The HD 4650 is quite a bit slower. And if you got the 64-bit version rather than the 128-bit version, that makes it even slower. Like I said, you're not gonna make up for the weak video card by getting a different CPU.

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#8
January 14, 2010 at 11:07:25
Alright, fine.

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