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Replacing Athlon 4600+ Questions

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August 4, 2008 2:15:53 AM

Hi,

I recently had overheating issues with my CPU Athlon X2 +4600 and I need to buy a new one. I was wondering, would it be worth it to spend a little bit of extra cash to get one of the newest Athlon X2 (ex 6000+) or should I just replace mine by something similar? a 4600+ Windsor etc

I believe that my M2N-E motherboard supports the athlon 6000+ but I'm not sure if I would need a bigger power supply.

I am also looking for a good CPU cooler that would fit on the new cpu and on my motherboard

My specs:

Athlon X2 4600+ 2.4ghz
Asus M2N-E Deluxe
Geforce 8800 640 GTS
2 GB DDR2 Twin2x @800
Enermax 460W
Antec 900

Many thanks!
August 4, 2008 2:19:52 AM

Have you tried a different heatsink or even reseating your current one first? Your PSU should be fine with just a cpu upgrade like that. The best chip really for the $$ AMD wise is probably the 5000+ black edition. The Arctic cooling 64 freezer pro is a good cooler for the money.
August 4, 2008 3:19:23 AM

Actually, the 4600 doesn't work anymore. So I really need a new dual core. So the best chip for the $$ AMD wise would be the 5000+? It is because its easily overclock able or its not worth the price for the 6000+?

I'll check out the Arctic Cooling 64 freeze pro, many thanks
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August 4, 2008 3:58:22 AM

A bit of both really. Unlocked multi and will run cooler. I had heard rumors of a 65nm 6000+ but idk if it was ever released. Still with the unlocked multi the 5000+ black edition makes more sense since it can reach 6000+ speeds with just an adjustment of the multi. IIRC 3.1ghz is fairly common with that chip and I have heard of up to 3.5ghz.
August 4, 2008 3:02:36 PM

Heck, if your board will take a Phenom, you might want to consider it.

That is, of course, a big if.
August 4, 2008 3:08:02 PM

snarfies1 said:
Heck, if your board will take a Phenom, you might want to consider it.

That is, of course, a big if.


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August 4, 2008 5:15:31 PM

snarfies1 said:
Heck, if your board will take a Phenom, you might want to consider it.

That is, of course, a big if.


It only supports ... every Phenom manufactured to date (including the 9950BE)

Quote:
There is a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core black edition Processor just released.


I hit between 3-3.1GHz on my x2 5400+ at stock volts and HSF. I think I got 3.2GHz (Clock 228?) at 1.375v. I don't know what your memory ratio/dividers or settings are on the Asus M2N-E Deluxe but the 5400+ has a memory divisor of 7 (which left my DDR2 800 at 760MHz @ 3.2GHz using the 333MHZ divider).

I point this out because the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane 2.9GHz 65W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
has a memory divisor of 8 so that when you clock to 3.2GHz your RAMs should be running at spec 800MHz.


August 6, 2008 2:05:47 AM

For most things he would probably be better off with an X2 that a phenom anyway.
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