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April 30, 2009 11:58:56 AM

Hi,
Guys iam using a Asus M2N-MX board with AMD 3600+ AM2 processor 4 GB of 800 Mhz trnascient RAM and XFX geforce 9800GTX graphics card.

I want to upgrade my processor, but i am not sure that is this right time or should i w8 for some time and let the prices to come down as i have a tight budget of just around 100$.

Need ur expert advices about this and what could be the best processor to buy, also i am a mid level gamer.

thanks in advance
April 30, 2009 12:22:46 PM

you might be able to get a 6000+ and prices are not coming down, they're going to be discontinued soon.
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May 1, 2009 3:32:47 AM

Thanks for your reply, looking forward to buy that,
thanks
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May 1, 2009 3:59:11 AM

Don't buy the 125W Athlon 6000+ since you're board can't support it unless it's the SE or SE Plus version Check the Asus CPU support page

Looks like you're limited to 89W CPUs and the best you can do is the 89W windsor Athlon 6000+, which is a bit hard to find now. I'd say go with the 5400BE and overclock it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just use something better than the stock cooler to do so :D .
May 1, 2009 4:18:30 AM

megamanx00 said:
Don't buy the 125W Athlon 6000+ since you're board can't support it unless it's the SE or SE Plus version Check the Asus CPU support page

Looks like you're limited to 89W CPUs and the best you can do is the 89W windsor Athlon 6000+, which is a bit hard to find now. I'd say go with the 5400BE and overclock it

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Just use something better than the stock cooler to do so :D .


Edit: http://support.asus.com/cpusupport/cpusupport.aspx?SLan...

Found the proper page, and he''s right. Sorry about that.

here is my recommendation for a good Aftermarket cooler for that chip, I have had one for a while and it has served me well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That and the chip that megaman mentioned will run you right under $100.
May 2, 2009 4:33:02 AM

I dunno how much OCing a 5400+ will handle before it goes over 89W.
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May 2, 2009 2:47:00 PM

as long as you don't increase the voltages over 1.35v I think...
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