Buying a quad core

March 13, 2011 at 20:20:31
Specs: Windows 7
Hi! first of all this is my computer:

AMD athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.9 dual core
GTX 275 896mb
Windows 7 64-bit
4GB DDR2 ram (800mhz)

...My computer is pretty powerful, but the only part thats not is the processor, all i want to do is get a new motherboard that supports a quad core...but what motherboard and quad should i get that i can use my gtx 275 and my old 4gb ddr2 rams? so that i dont completly have to buy new ram and a new graphic card ...id very much appreciate what you would recommend?


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#1
March 13, 2011 at 21:10:03
List the board model # or system model # so that we can check cpu support list.
The newer phenom quad core cpu's require atleast 1066 or 1333 ddr, if u gonna buy a phenom u will also need a new ram(ddr3).
Buy core i3 2100(kick alots of quad cores in the azz including amd high end phenom) and a cheap socket 1155 board plus 4gb(2x2gb) ddr3 1.5v, it will cost u around 260 u$d. Now days newer boards comes with pci-e x16 slot for v-cards.

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#2
March 13, 2011 at 21:13:31
Some AMD quad cores will work with your memory, but you should check the motherboard manufacturer's website for compatibility.
Motherboard choice would be ASUS or GIGABITE, but Kuwese has a good point.

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#3
March 13, 2011 at 21:49:08
Well, i would rather go with the quad cores that support my ddr2 ram, im tight on my money right now. THanks for quick replies.

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#4
March 14, 2011 at 04:37:53
What are you trying to accomplish. Your dual core cpu should handle any task you throw at it. A quad core cpu will help if you constantly run multiple apps like video editing, graphics like photoshop etc. It won't make your machine any faster using it for normal functions like email and surfing etc. Only a few games use more than a dual core cpu. If you want better gaming, you should look at a better graphics card.

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#5
March 14, 2011 at 05:07:07
No, dual core starts to be too old for gaming. I have many games that benefits from a quad... Mafia 2, grand theft auto iv, just cause 2 , battlefield bad company 2 , assassins creed...assassins creed 2 .... Maybe a very high end dual core would be good too, but my amd athlon 64 x2 5600+ 2.9 is not a high end dual core..and thats also sadly the best processor i can add to my motherboard....Thats why , why not just buy a new motherboard and a quad on it, because i cant get a better dual for it either. Quad really is necessary if you want to play those games i mentioned smoothly.

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