Need CPU upgrading advice Tags: CPUs Dual Core AMD Last response: July 25, 2007 9:13 PM in CPUs Share tempestblayze July 25, 2007 8:23:19 PM Hey guys, I need some advice. I am upgrading my computer part by part. I just bought a 8800gts and want to upgrade my cpu in the coming months. I have a socket 939 mobo and I wanted to move into dual core without switching to AM2 sockets. 2 years ago I bought the AMD FX-55 ClawHammer for $800: http://www.tomshardware.com/2004/10/19/amd/page5.html Today I was looking at the AMD Opteron 185 Denmark: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... How much of a difference am I going to see if I get this dual core proc? I am mainly a gamer and also a 3D modeler that uses Maya and After Effects a lot. If you have any other AMD procs in mind let me know. Thanks for the help! More about : cpu upgrading advice | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove tirefire July 25, 2007 9:13:56 PM That Opty won't do much in games. Some games are multi-threaded and can harness another core to a degree, but many aren't. The performance increase in Maya and After Effects will be huge, though. | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Need CPU upgrading advice> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading CPU need advice ForumNeeds advice in upgrading my 3 years old CPU ForumNeed some advice on upgrading CPU /motherboard ForumNeed advice for upgrading my computer to play games like MW3 and BF3 ForumUpgrading Build, Need Advice : GTX 680 vs. ??? ForumUpgrading My Homebuilt. Need Advice . ForumCPU and Mobo toast, need upgrade advice ForumUpgrading PC Hardware need advice ForumUpgrading for better performence! *** Need Advice ***! ForumAdvice for Upgrading CPU Needed ForumUpgrading CPU , need advice ForumUpgrading to Geforce 660ti: Need advice ForumUpgrading my Rig - Need advice ForumUpgrading GPU, advice needed please ForumThinking of upgrading , need advice . ForumUpgrading 2008 gaming desktop - Need CPU Advice ForumOpinions and price of this PSU........... ForumNew to the audio world...asking for some advice. ForumNewegg CPU price Drama ForumAntec Fusion PSU/ need help identifieng 12v rail rating. More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !