Looking to upgrade a bit if cost effective.
I have the $, i just hate to spend too much if this thing will be obsolete in a year or 2...
and its running fairly well, but i DO spend a LOT of time on it.
I tried overclocking a while back, but got confused when i came to the memory
so its been running like this (configuration) for months now.
Maybe someone can help me with the CONFIG overclocking
or can pointy out the best solution.
i know the quad cores are fairly cheap, but not sure which one to go with
or, maybe add 2 more gigs of RAM ?
I do a mix of things, no serious gaming, but do use photoshop,
and occasionally some video editing, and often have several windows open.
I read on one board that for this motherboard,
i shouldnt use a 95watt chip, even though it specs OK for it ???
If so, which CPU would you recommend ?
id like to have a TRI or Quad core
i think ill go with the chip rather than the RAM for now, and maybe a graphics card
but im not sure if i will get much back from buying a graphics card,
although i just read the review on this MOBO, and it looked bad
as far as graphics, but is that just for gaming? or will i see a boost
for doing regular stuff ?
and can you recommend on for under $60 (used refurb OK)
ok, nope that list of cpus is not right...this motherboard is AM2/AM2+ and that list has AM3 cpus listed in it and that won't work...putting an AM3 cpu in that can probably kill both the cpu and the motherboard...
I would also recommend getting a better graphics card...as stuff like playing full hd videos will be a problem on that computer...and the on-board graphics eats your ram as well because it doesn't have it's own ram it ends up taking some from the comp...a pcie graphics card will be much better as it will not eat up your ram and will aid with doing things like playing full hd videos...
I like videl's suggestion of upgrading video too. Spending that money on a card that can follow in a future upgrade is a great idea, you would see an improvement in your system memory,gaming and editing.. as long as your psu will support it.
oh, right...lol..am3 cpu will work on am2+...
i got confused for a second there...the am3 cpu can work...because of the imc on the chip it supports both ddr2 and ddr3...so yeah...just not all am3's will work on that mobo like an amd phenom II x4 955 for instance...it's 125W...
I have the RAM (Ballistix) at 2.0v , the multiplier at 12x, HT to auto (1000 i think?)
speed at 220.
Seems to be running OK, and the chip + MOBO do no seem very hot
(the heat sink is only warm to touch)
i know what i want now, but any help on the 5000+ is also appreciated.
I am giving it to a friend when the new CPU comes in
sounds like ASUS Probe is off...try core temp and speed fan...se what they say when it comes to temps...if they say the temps like Everest says they are then you are totally fine...ASUS Probe could be reading the sensors wrong...