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March 21, 2009 2:30:06 AM

Yup, yet another question from me.

I built a new pc a few weeks ago for Empire Total War. Ended up with a AMD Athlonx2 6000+ (oced to 3.3), 4gb ram (2 RMAd, so only have 2 at the moment) and a 4870 512mb. The mobo is a Jetway HA06-GT. Playing on 1440x900, 500w PSU.

When playing Empire, or Crysis for that matter, the computer will stutter from time to time, which I know should not be the fault of the 4870, which leads to only the processor, the 6000+. So, I'm pretty sure the CPU is bottlenecking the 4870.

Keep in mind, ETW is not multithreaded yet.

I was looking in to getting a better CPU, and I see the Phenom II x3 720 was a recommended board.

Don't want to spend a fortune, as this last build ended up being more then I expected. Just want a CPU that will not bottleneck the 4870. I see I can spend about $200 for a Phenom II and a new Mobo. Any suggestions?

Or, since my Mobo does AM2+, should I buy an AM2+ Phenom, and save some $$$?

I saw this on Newegg, and was confused.

The CPU is AM3, while the Mobo is AM2/AM2+. Does this mean my current Mobo can do an AM3 processor?

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March 21, 2009 6:12:16 AM

power supply - take off the door and point a fan at the psu - less shut downs? too small psu

ram - increase the voltage
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March 21, 2009 10:08:45 AM

Download and install CPUz --->

Did you set your HT to x4? Keep the speed below 1000MHz.

Did you drop the memory to 333MHz from 400MHz? If not, you are running 413--->826MHz. Drop back to 3.2GHz and your RAMs will be running spec 800MHz (the cpu has an *8* memory divisor).

And an AM3 PhII should work in your mobo - but do the above first and see if it helps.
March 21, 2009 12:15:04 PM

Backed the CPU to 3.2

Bus speed reads 215

HT Link is 1075

Memory is 403

As for my mobo and it's bios for AM3, I am running 6.00 PG from Phoenix Tech, from 8/1/08. How do I tell if this is recent enough?

Thanks for the help!