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Will upgrading my CPU be worth it?

I have a computer that is about 2 years old. It is an E-Machines EL-1352.

Currently it has an AMD Sempron 150 CPU, running at 2.8 GHz.

The motherboard will take an Athlon II, and i can get either a dual, triple or quad core CPU that would work (AM3 socket).

I am just wondering if it will be worth it?

I have already maxed the ram on the mother board - 4Gm DDR3. And there is not really anything else that I can do to it.

I just slow down, or completely freeze up, if I have more than 2 or 3 tabs open when I am online.

So, what do you think?
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  1. Get an X4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-adx645wfk42gm What OS do you have 32 or 64 bit.
  2. An Athlon II or Phenom II would be a huge improvement over a Sempron. Athlon II is a lower grade than Phenom and personally I would recommend at least a Dual Core Phenom II for everyday tasks and a Quad Core Phenom II for gaming, rendering, etc.
  3. +1 Any Athlon II or Phenom II would be a huge upgrade make sure you board supports over 95W CPUs before going with an Phenom 965BE though if it does its your best best.
  4. rolli59 said:
    Get an X4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-adx645wfk42gm What OS do you have 32 or 64 bit.


    I have the 64 bit version.
  5. Looks like you are limited to an X3. Would be quite the upgrade over a Sempron regardless.

    http://support.gateway.com/emachines/desktop/2010/emachines/el/EL1352/EL1352sp2.shtml
  6. chrismcallister951 said:
    rolli59 said:
    Get an X4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-adx645wfk42gm What OS do you have 32 or 64 bit.


    I have the 64 bit version.

    What ram do you have? Since the 64 bit can handle 8GB or 2 x 4GB.
  7. rolli59 said:
    chrismcallister951 said:
    rolli59 said:
    Get an X4 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-adx645wfk42gm What OS do you have 32 or 64 bit.


    I have the 64 bit version.

    What ram do you have? Since the 64 bit can handle 8GB or 2 x 4GB.


    His board is limited to 4gb due to the ancient Nforce chipset.
  8. Best answer
    OP, take a look at the motherboard front panel connector area inside your case. Is it a single connector or multiple ones? If it is multiple ones, you could easily upgrade your board and CPU with another motherboard of the same form factor. I have an old P4 emachines case like that and it is currently equipped with a Phenom II X2, 4gb ddr3, and an old HD 3870. I use it to watch netflix on my old 27" TV.
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