Hey Guys I need a little help here. I am thinking of upgrading my processor. I am currently running a Amd 64 X2 5000. I have it oc'ed to 3.01 and it is completely stable. My system includes: Asus M2N32-Sli deluxe with 3 gig of xms duel channel ddr2 800 ram, 2 7950 gt's in sli and is watercooled. I am thinking about upgrading to a X2 6400. I realize that I can't update to a Phenomn 9850 due to my motherboard. I am not ready to update my noard yet. Let me know what you guys think and let me hear some of your ideas. Thanks guys
Sure you can have 3gigs of dual channel. 2x512MB and 2x1GB sticks. I have them running in dual channel, and I know this for a fact. My motherboard reports it as "3072MB DDR2-533 Dual-Channel Mode 128-bit" or something along those lines.
As for the actual question, I would not upgrade to a 6400+. A 5000+ is still a decent processor. The 6400+ also runs HOT and uses a LOT of power. You won't be able to OC it nearly as much as your 5000.
Hey Guys I need a little help here. I am thinking of upgrading my processor...
I don't think it would be a worthwhile upgrade. The overclocking margin of the 6400+ is
not as much as the 5000+ so there is no guarantee that a 6400+ will run stable at more
than 3.4-3.5GHz. I have a 6400+ BE which is stable at over 3.6GHz but I prefer to run
it at stock speed so that frequency scaling works properly.
Z I should of broke it down. I am running 2 1 gig sticks and 2 512 sticks. I had the 2 1 gig sticks in and then my buddy gave me the 2 512's of the same ram so I put it in my rig. It reads and 3.07 gigs of ram.