What processor do I need

Hewlett-packard Hp ez2315us amd sempron...
August 10, 2009 at 03:35:04
Specs: Windows XP
Could anyone help me with regards to finding out what processor to buy. My motherboard name is MSI Amethyst-M and I want my computer to go faster so that i can run multiple applications for example football manager. I bought some ram that has only made certain applications on my computer to run smoother. and now i have been told the next step is to buy a new processor.

Here is the info of my motherboard

Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.18 06/09/2005

and Processor

1.80 gigahertz AMD Sempron
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Not hyper-threaded

If there is anything else that you need to know please let me know

Cheers Matt

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August 10, 2009 at 03:37:11
Please ignore the manafacturer model for some reason a notebook model has come up my actual model is

HP Pavilion 061 EC464AA-ABU a1108.uk 0nx0211RE101AMETM00

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August 10, 2009 at 05:18:55
All you had to do was go to the HP site & look it up. Here's what it states:

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


Hopefully the RAM you bought is DDR400 & not DDR333. HP tended to install DDR333, presumably because it was cheaper at the time of assembly. You take a performance hit because of it though.

BTW, here's a copy of the motherboard manaul:

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August 10, 2009 at 07:28:45
Hi Jam,

Thanks for the reply, just a quick one really, what prosessor do you recomend i buy then and how much is this going to set me back.

Cheers Matt

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August 10, 2009 at 08:25:07
Socket 939 was obsoletent 2++ years ago, you need to search around...



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August 10, 2009 at 14:49:41
"I bought some ram that has only made certain applications on my computer to run smoother"

How much RAM did you buy? 1GB should be considered the minimum these days, 2GB would be even better. DDR400 is fairly expensive though...about $60 for 2 x 1GB unless you can find it on sale. S939 CPU's aren't cheap either, especially the dual core X2. And if you're still using the onboard video, a cheap PCI-e x16 would be a good idea. But that would bring the total up to about $150 +/-

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