What is better?

July 1, 2010 at 08:12:32
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premium

I want to buy a new CPU and motherboard. I
was thinking of this motherboard:


Together with this CPU,


or this one:


Which one would you recommend? I do some
gaming and i play games like lord of the rings
online, Call of duty, crysis. Which CPU would
you guys suggest? I also have 3GB of RAM

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July 1, 2010 at 10:25:38
don't leave space when posting a link, post them again.
Only cpu and motherboard? Video card is very important when building gaming machine. Many components are missing eg. Ram, psu etc.

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July 1, 2010 at 13:27:03
Fixed links:

ASUS M4N68T-M - moederbord - micro ATX - GeForce 7025

AMD Black Edition AMD Phenom II X2 555 / 3.2 GHz processor

AMD Athlon II X4 640 / 3 GHz processor

The motherboard is based on an older nvidia chipset & doesn't fully support AM3 CPUs. And the Geforce integrated graphics are NOT good for gaming, unless you only plan on playing old games. Choose a different board. Do you plan to use DDR2 or DDR3 memory? Here's a better DDR2 board for you:

BioStar TA785GE 128 - moederbord - micro ATX - AMD 785G

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July 1, 2010 at 23:04:14
i agree with jam statement. Consider this for the v-card, nvidia geforce gts 250 1gb or if u are on tight budget look for geforce 240gt with gddr5 1gb or 9800gt 1gb. Modern games require more cores to run smooth. corsair cmpsu-550vx 550w or corsair cmpsu-400cx 400w. If u choose athlon II go for ddr2 800 for phenom II ddr2 1066 or ddr3 1333 pay attention to ram timings (the lower the better) & voltage 4gb should be enough.

thanks for links.

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July 2, 2010 at 03:47:09
Well considering i already have a nvidia geforce gtx 260 and
850W power supply and i only wanted to upgrade my CPU
and motherboard:) @Jam Is that an motherboard with
integrated videocard or not? If so can you maybe choose an
other motherboard for me without intergrated videocard:) I
prefer to stay under 70 euros. Ty.

1 more question:) Everywhere it says 64 bit: Yes, but does that
mean i cant use 32 bit on that processor because even on a
inte pentium is says 64 it: yes?

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July 2, 2010 at 04:50:54
How about listing ram specs? There is no intergrated video card, u can call it igp or onboard video.
both cpu u listed support 64bit, it will run both 32 and 64bit software (64bit is used when u have more memory).
can u list your current system specs?

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July 3, 2010 at 09:36:35
@ kuwese

Srry but im being a noob at this:P Your saying it doesnt have an
intergrated videocard so it means i can put my nvidia geforce
260GTX in the one Jam linked?

C:\Program Files\Belarc\Advisor\System\tmp\(Pc_van_jay).html
(just copy and put it in your webrowser;))
My system specs as they are NOW:)

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July 4, 2010 at 00:01:58
The board jam recommend it got onboard video and pci e x16 slot for video card. Gtx 260 will fit into pci e x16 slot.

when posting a link start with http:// and don't leave space.
Click start>run>type msinfo32 when small window appear look the right side for system specs. Post cpu name and mobo name. Or use cpuz.

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July 4, 2010 at 01:04:31
here are the things i found in msinfo32: (its dutch)

Naam van besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows
Vista™ Home Premium
Versie 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2 Build 6002
Systeemfabrikant HP-Pavilion
Systeemmodel KN398AA-ABH a6422.nl
Systeemtype Op x86 gebaseerde pc
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @
2.40GHz, 2400 MHz, 2 core('s), 2 logische processor(s)
BIOS-versie/datum American Megatrends Inc. 5.32, 23-10-
SMBIOS-versie 2.5
Geïnstalleerd fysiek geheugen (RAM) 3,00 GB
Totaal fysiek geheugen 3,00 GB
Beschikbaar fysiek geheugen 1,72 GB
Totaal virtueel geheugen 6,22 GB
Beschikbaar virtueel geheugen 4,86 GB
Ruimte voor wisselbestand 3,29 GB


Naam NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
RAM-geheugen 896,00 MB (939.524.096 bytes)
Geïnstalleerde stuurprogramma's
Versie van stuurprogramma
INF-bestand oem107.inf (Section004-gedeelte)
Resolutie 1280 x 1024 x 60 Hz

Hope this helps

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July 4, 2010 at 03:34:45
For some time i suspect u have a decent system and yes u have a decent system.
your system is hp, if u have a decent board u could reach very far with c2d e4600. With current setup u can run any game with high settings plus aa. Gtx 260 enjoy 1280x1024 (17 inch screen), don't buy another cpu and motherboard. For eg with your current setup u can crysis and get 36 fps with new cpu and board u can get 37 or 38 fps. Are u willing to waste cash just for 2 or 3 fps increase?

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July 4, 2010 at 07:07:53

Ok ty, tho this is an old monitor, my new one is not working and shipped for repair, its an 1980x1080 (22,5 inch) LG monitor. Does this makes a difference or not? Ty for all the information you provided. I really appreciate it.

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July 4, 2010 at 09:14:13
From 1280 x 1024 to 1980 x 1080 u will loose some fps but gtx 260 is great gaming card and iam sure u can still enjoy games with high settings.

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