Will these 2 work?

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April 21, 2009 at 11:46:10
Specs: Windows XP

I'm looking for a new CPU for my system.
Right now these are my specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.3 GHz - CPU
ATI Radeon 4830 HD - vid. card
GeForce 6100SM-M2 - Mobo
530 WATT - Power Supply
Windows XP SP3 - OS

Well, right now, I want to replace my current CPU with this one:

But, I'm not sure if it will work on my current mobo.


If not, can anyone else help me to find a nice QUADCORE CPU?

Thanks in advance.


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April 21, 2009 at 11:59:59
There is no link?

You have an older AM2 board...it doesn't support quad core CPUs. If you want to run a quad, you'll need the CPU plus a new board & new RAM (the quad performs best with DDR2-1066).

Getting a new CPU for that system would be a waste of money. Stick with what you have & just overclock it. You *should* be able to crank your 4400+ up to about 2.7-2.8GHz, which is roughly the equivilent of a 5400+/5600+.


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April 21, 2009 at 12:02:59
Sorry, but you don't get me do you.
I just NEED a QuadCore CPU, since new games will most likely support QuadCore. I mean look at GTA IV, it supports QuadCore already. And I can't even run it on medium right now. Well I can but I get a crappy FPS. So yes, could you help me to find a new mobo + new ram, I have got a budget of €300,-


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April 21, 2009 at 12:15:47

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April 21, 2009 at 14:05:57
"Sorry, but you don't get me do you"

I can only work with the info you provide. You wrote "I'm looking for a new CPU for my system" & then wrote "right now, I want to replace my current CPU with this one:", but then you didn't bother to post any links (or you forgot).

And you do not NEED a quad-core...you WANT one.

The motherboard you linked to is the exact same one that I posted a link to...it does NOT support quad core CPUs! Like I said, it's a socket AM2 board. You need an AM2+ or AM3 for the quad, plus you'll need different RAM & very possibly, a new power supply. Look at the wattage rating for the quad (125W), then look at the rating for your current CPU...it's either 45W or 65W.

Try this on for size:

CPU: http://www.hardware.nl/p/AMD/HD995Z...

motherboard: http://www.hardware.nl/p/GIGABYTE/G...

RAM: http://www.hardware.nl/p/TRANSCEND/...

power supply: http://supermicro.hardware.nl/p/SUP...

There ya go, a kickazz new system & it'll only cost you about €530.

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April 21, 2009 at 16:19:42
Tip - How NOT to get help on a forum from folk who do so for free in their spare time:

Include phrases like "Sorry, but you don't get me do you".

A little diplomacy can go a long way....

some other bloke...

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April 21, 2009 at 23:36:46
Jam, thanks a lot man. The system you 'made' me is really nice. There's only one negative side. I just bought a new power supply like 2 weeks ago. It's kind of a waste of money to buy another one so quickly. Are you sure this setup won't run on my current 530WATT supply?

Thanks in advance again.

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