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Is the 785G a good upgrade over my 690G?

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August 6, 2009 7:45:47 AM

Here are my specs:

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 @1GHZ @ 0.8V
Sycthe Ninja Mini
Sapphire PE-AM2RS690MH Motherboard
Corsair 8GB 800Mhz RAM
Integrated Ati X1250 @ 200mhz
1x Western Digital WD1600AAJS 160GB Hard Drive
1x Seagate 750GB Hard Drive
LG DVD+-RW DL lightscribe DVD drive
Antec Earthwatts EA-380 380W PSU
Samsung SnycMaster 216BW monitor
Windows Vista (academic) 64 bit

I use a 9600GSO during gaming season, anything I could do to upgrade?

I'm thinking of the 785G because my 690G is a tad unstable/screwy and generally old.

Good idea?

I want this to be a silent computer, always. One that can game decently, on 1024x768, low settings.

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a c 150 V Motherboard
August 6, 2009 12:33:44 PM

I appreciate the fact it appears you are going for a particularly energy-frugal system, but I think your gaming experience would improve noticeably with a faster CPU. The X2 250 or 550BE would be big improvements, and not swill down too much more juice. Your old 690G may not support one of them even with a BIOS flash.
Speaking of low noise, I just "wasted" $7 getting a PWM fan (bgears/Xilence) for my Ninja Mini, but it's so quiet I'm running it at full speed anyway. I'll probably stick the old one in the front of that case.
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August 7, 2009 8:32:43 AM

no, it doesn't officially support K10.
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a c 150 V Motherboard
August 7, 2009 9:58:47 AM

Well then, it is a worthwhile upgrade if only for the fact that it's necessary to allow you to upgrade your CPU also.
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August 7, 2009 12:39:51 PM

Well, I already have a BE-2400 and I don't have much to spend.
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a c 150 V Motherboard
August 7, 2009 11:35:23 PM

Until you replace the CPU, you won't see much if any difference, but it's still necessary as a prelude to an eventual (hopefully soon!) CPU upgrade.
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