Need CPU upgrading advice Tags: CPUs Dual Core AMD Product 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 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUpgrading CPU for Watch Dogs (real next-gen games). Need advice. Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU, Video Card, and Mobo need advice Forum SolvedNeed advice upgrading CPU, Motherboard and GPU Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU need advice Forum Upgrading Cpu/moth- need advice please-intel 4670k-config ssd etc Forum Need advice for upgrading from AMD to Intel CPU/Mobo (Gaming Rig) Forum upgrading my gaming cpu. need advice. Forum Need advice on upgrading CPU Forum Upgrading mobo, CPU & PSU from an old stock-upgrade - Need quick advice, PC show tomorrow! Forum Need CPU upgrading advice Forum Need some advice on upgrading CPU/motherboard Forum Solvedneed advice on on mobo + cpu upgrade: 'futureproofing' vs. current compatibitlity Forum SolvedNeed some advice on CPU upgrade Forum Upgrading 2008 gaming desktop - Need CPU Advice Forum Upgrading CPU, need advice Forum Upgrading CPU/MOBO need advice Forum SolvedNeed Advice On CPU Upgrade Please Forum Upgrading CPU, need some advice Forum Upgrading CPU, Need advice Forum Need advice on upgrading MoBo and CPU. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !