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looking for good cpu with motherboard that would be good for my system.

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November 22, 2013 7:12:57 AM

Currently i have these parts in my pc.
4 gb ram, (2gb x 2)
gts 450 graphics card
amd athlon 64 x2 5000+
motherboard that is old (http://www.magic-pro.com/product/productDetail/830) might have to translate it from chinese to english using google translator.
This build is from 2008, got it as a gift from a family member.
I recently decided to get a good cpu that would be a decent but cheap one too. Since my motherboard doesn't support it, i have to change motherboard too.
i'm looking for a cpu around £75. Motherboard to be around £45. I was looking at fx 6300 which seem to have good performance for value on benchmark site and a cheap am3+ socket motherboard to go along with it. Any advice would be helpful if all of it would be compatible and feel free to give suggestions for new cpu+motherboard.
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November 22, 2013 7:49:24 AM

rahza786 said:
. I was looking at fx 6300 which seem to have good performance for value on benchmark site and a cheap am3+ socket motherboard to go along with it.


I use Intel myself so I don't know AMD motherboards that well, but certainly you are in the right ballpark, that's a good CPU for your budget, get that, and any AM3+ motherboard by a reputable manufacturer (Gigabyte, ASRock, Asus, MSI), at that price point they will be basic, but they'll do the job.

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November 22, 2013 7:49:45 AM

OK, well firstly could you please tell me if the PC is an OEM built machine or if it has been custom built and has a non oem operating system on it? Also what operating system do you currently have
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November 22, 2013 7:52:28 AM

It shouldn't matter, in theory OEM Windows licenses aren't transferable, but I've had a 100% success rate re-registering OEM keys to new PCs.

I have Windows 7 Home on my laptop and Windows 8.1 Pro on both of my desktops.

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November 22, 2013 7:55:51 AM

gopher1369 said:
It shouldn't matter, in theory OEM Windows licenses aren't transferable, but I've had a 100% success rate re-registering OEM keys to new PCs.

I have Windows 7 Home on my laptop and Windows 8.1 Pro on both of my desktops.



It's just that most of the time the OS will have been tied to the motherboard and if he is going to change the motherboard with the same hard drive then the Operating System most likely won't be compatible therefore he will need to get a new License key and will also need to format his old hard drive

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November 22, 2013 8:29:57 AM

NerdyComputerGuy said:
OK, well firstly could you please tell me if the PC is an OEM built machine or if it has been custom built and has a non oem operating system on it? Also what operating system do you currently have


I think it's been custom built and currently it has win 7 ultimate on it.

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November 22, 2013 8:47:56 AM

rahza786 said:
NerdyComputerGuy said:
OK, well firstly could you please tell me if the PC is an OEM built machine or if it has been custom built and has a non oem operating system on it? Also what operating system do you currently have


I think it's been custom built and currently it has win 7 ultimate on it.



Alright then, The AMD FX 6300 is a great CPU to buy for a PC, it has 6 cores so will be up to date with the new advancements in technology and is overclock-able

HERE is a good motherboard for your build at £49.99 should be a bargain

HERE is the CPU support list, if you go with this motherboard then be sure to check the version of the bios before installing the CPU as it may require a bios update to be compatible with the AMD FX 6300

Also if the BIOS is not compatible you will need to insert a different CPU which is compatible in order to update the BIOS

The CPU does not have integrated graphics although the motherboard does have integrated graphics so will work fine as long as your not playing intensive games as it will not work

If you are going to be gaming then reply back so that I can give you some good Graphics Cards for your PC

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November 22, 2013 11:27:19 AM

NerdyComputerGuy said:
rahza786 said:
NerdyComputerGuy said:
OK, well firstly could you please tell me if the PC is an OEM built machine or if it has been custom built and has a non oem operating system on it? Also what operating system do you currently have


I think it's been custom built and currently it has win 7 ultimate on it.



Alright then, The AMD FX 6300 is a great CPU to buy for a PC, it has 6 cores so will be up to date with the new advancements in technology and is overclock-able

HERE is a good motherboard for your build at £49.99 should be a bargain

HERE is the CPU support list, if you go with this motherboard then be sure to check the version of the bios before installing the CPU as it may require a bios update to be compatible with the AMD FX 6300

Also if the BIOS is not compatible you will need to insert a different CPU which is compatible in order to update the BIOS

The CPU does not have integrated graphics although the motherboard does have integrated graphics so will work fine as long as your not playing intensive games as it will not work

If you are going to be gaming then reply back so that I can give you some good Graphics Cards for your PC

:) 




I already have gts 450 that i have upgraded from nvidia 9600gt half a year ago. Also i'm thinking of phenom 965 and what kind of motherboard would go along that? Thank you for your time.

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November 22, 2013 2:05:32 PM

rahza786 said:
NerdyComputerGuy said:
rahza786 said:
NerdyComputerGuy said:
OK, well firstly could you please tell me if the PC is an OEM built machine or if it has been custom built and has a non oem operating system on it? Also what operating system do you currently have


I think it's been custom built and currently it has win 7 ultimate on it.



Alright then, The AMD FX 6300 is a great CPU to buy for a PC, it has 6 cores so will be up to date with the new advancements in technology and is overclock-able

HERE is a good motherboard for your build at £49.99 should be a bargain

HERE is the CPU support list, if you go with this motherboard then be sure to check the version of the bios before installing the CPU as it may require a bios update to be compatible with the AMD FX 6300

Also if the BIOS is not compatible you will need to insert a different CPU which is compatible in order to update the BIOS

The CPU does not have integrated graphics although the motherboard does have integrated graphics so will work fine as long as your not playing intensive games as it will not work

If you are going to be gaming then reply back so that I can give you some good Graphics Cards for your PC

:) 




I already have gts 450 that i have upgraded from nvidia 9600gt half a year ago. Also i'm thinking of phenom 965 and what kind of motherboard would go along that? Thank you for your time.



HERE is a great motherboard for the AMD Phenom 965, there is no bios update required so you can just put it in and away you go :) 

CPU SUPPORT LIST (PopUp)

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November 23, 2013 1:51:44 AM

Ok ty for that. My last question is will 6300 startup the pc in order for me to get new bios version or do i have to get another cpu that is compatible with that current bios version to update?
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November 23, 2013 4:20:16 AM

rahza786 said:
Ok ty for that. My last question is will 6300 startup the pc in order for me to get new bios version or do i have to get another cpu that is compatible with that current bios version to update?


You'll need to get a different CPU which works with the current BIOS version

You most likely don't want to do that since you will be buying 2 CPU's

So HERE is another motherboard, but this time the AMD FX 6300 is able to work with the motherboard without a BIOS update, so you can just put the CPU in and away you go

HERE is the CPU Support List so that you can see for yourself that it is compatible :) 
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November 23, 2013 6:15:41 AM

NerdyComputerGuy said:
rahza786 said:
Ok ty for that. My last question is will 6300 startup the pc in order for me to get new bios version or do i have to get another cpu that is compatible with that current bios version to update?


You'll need to get a different CPU which works with the current BIOS version

You most likely don't want to do that since you will be buying 2 CPU's

So HERE is another motherboard, but this time the AMD FX 6300 is able to work with the motherboard without a BIOS update, so you can just put the CPU in and away you go

HERE is the CPU Support List so that you can see for yourself that it is compatible :) 


ty for the help.

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November 23, 2013 6:18:12 AM

rahza786 said:
NerdyComputerGuy said:
rahza786 said:
Ok ty for that. My last question is will 6300 startup the pc in order for me to get new bios version or do i have to get another cpu that is compatible with that current bios version to update?


You'll need to get a different CPU which works with the current BIOS version

You most likely don't want to do that since you will be buying 2 CPU's

So HERE is another motherboard, but this time the AMD FX 6300 is able to work with the motherboard without a BIOS update, so you can just put the CPU in and away you go

HERE is the CPU Support List so that you can see for yourself that it is compatible :) 


ty for the help.



No problem, always here to help :bounce: 

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November 25, 2013 4:35:34 AM

NerdyComputerGuy said:

It's just that most of the time the OS will have been tied to the motherboard and if he is going to change the motherboard with the same hard drive then the Operating System most likely won't be compatible therefore he will need to get a new License key


I repeat, in theory this is true, in practice it is not. I have transferred OEM keys to new PCs with new motherboards with a 100% success rate.

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