Upgrade amd athlon x2 5000+ to a phenom quad? for gaming
would it raise my gaming times? will it help frames?
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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...
well i have the amd 5000 right now and i only get around 15-25fps..do you think upgrading the card will help?
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...
which game are u talking about??
crysis and gta 4 all at high settings max resolution 1440x900..
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..
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
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.
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...