Upgrade amd athlon x2 5000+ to a phenom quad? for gaming

would it raise my gaming times? will it help frames?

athlon 5000x2 3.0ghz
2gb corsair 800mhz
ultra ls 600watt
500gb maxtor
hd 3870 512mb
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  1. Yes it will raise the FPS but mayb not considerably...Most of the games are more GPU oriented(well almost all)
    So having a more powerful graphic card will get u more FPS than having a more powerful CPU...
  2. well i have the amd 5000 right now and i only get around 15-25fps..do you think upgrading the card will help?
  3. But then again make sure u don pair weak CPU wit a powerful GPU ...
    Eg: Having a 4870 wit athlon 4400 or below...

    But u can try adding more RAM..even that helps boost FPS...
  4. which game are u talking about??
  5. crysis and gta 4 all at high settings max resolution 1440x900..
  6. i got my cpu at 3ghz if i upgrade to a phenom which one should i get..not looking to get the new ones out now..phenom 2's are nono rite now..
  7. Well if u don go for the new phenoms, nt much worth upgrading then...But if u find any good deals, then its fine...Well my 1st try will be to add more RAM...sure u will see some improvements...so its jus spending about $30 for more 2GB...
    Well get tis phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103291
  8. crysis more needs gpu than cpu, gta for needs both. Get 4gb RAM and overclock CPU as fast as You can. Then if/when You have money get new Graphics card. And olny then upgrade CPU or possibly CPUand m/b depending of the one You have.
  9. Yeah OC it if you can and put some RAM. If you want to get a new gfx card wait for the 40nm ones. For the CPU, don't buy unless you are going with phenom II. Phenom II is you only choice for AMD systems for a looong time it seems as the next arch 'Orochi' which is the long awaited Bulldozer is said to be released in 2011. Now I don't know if your mobo supports P II though. Now when lynnfield comes out (Q3 2009) and dual core westmere comes out (Q4 2009), PII 940 prices should go down (about $160 - 180 I guess...) so you can plan accordingly...
  10. You can check this out to see if your Athlon x2 can game with a better GPU
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/athlon-gaming-benchmark,2054.html
  11. Your GPU is your biggest limiting factor right now.
    Get a more powerful Graphic card, and overclock your Processor.

    If you are thinking AMD Quad core, do not buy anything but a Phenom2, and wait for the soon to be released AM3 quads.
    The current Quads won't help you much.
  12. The 6mb cache quads not the 4mb's
  13. well thanks guys..the mobo i have right now is the msi k2a9 cf v.2
  14. Well if you have a msi k2a9 cf v2 then yours might support Phenom II. There's nothing in it's product page ( www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9A2_CF-F_V2&class=mb ) but they have given a bios update in beta here ( http://www.msicomputer.com/msiforms2/AM3.asp ) and a reviewer in New Egg has got it to work after a BIOS flash http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16813130172 .

    But first of all you should OC, get cheap RAM and gfx card which I would recomment getting a good 40nm one with DX11 and OpenCL.
  15. if i get a hd 4870..you think i will see a difference in gaming?
  16. Get an 4850 and 4 gig of memory! No reason to upgrade that processor until your video card gets upgraded again. Just those 2 upgrades and you'll see the difference for sure! HTH

    I have the 4850 and up'd to 4 gig of memory, made a world of difference from 1950xt and 2 gig.
  17. I would say your video card is holding you back. Crysis is a GPU killer and if you turned your video settings down some it would probably run smooth. Even the 3650 can run Crysis with lower settings.
  18. the thing is i wana use crysis and gta 4 on high without any lag..you think that if get the hd 4850 i can run gta4 smoother and like at 25-30 fps?
  19. AMD PHENOM 64 bits 9850 Quad Core 2.5Ghz vs AMD Athlon 64 bits 6500 Dual Core 3.2Ghz for gaming only...Mother Asus, 2gb ram/ PCI-E xt2600 256mb.
    rfactor game :o
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