Upgrading a ga-m61p-s3......what cpu? Tags: Gigabyte CPUs Motherboards Product Last response: October 14, 2009 1:19 PM in Motherboards Share ARICH5 October 13, 2009 8:45:44 PM i have a gigabyte ga-m61p-s3 motherboard and i want to upgrade the cpu in it. i currently have a athlon x2 5600 windsor in it but i want to get a little faster. i have a 9600gt video card 160 gig ide wd harddrive a new antec 430w psu (actuallt not installed yet i got ordered from www.ncix.com) 3 gigs of kingston ram crt monitor @1024x768 i play mostly fps games like far cry2, most source games, need for speed series, and web brousing. i want to take this setup into a new lcd monitor at least 20" and windows 7 so in the motherboard cpu support list at giga-byte it says i can install the phenom x4's with the bios upgrade, is this true? i was looking at the old TH charts from 2008 and comparing them to sept 09 charts and i dont see a huge upgrade in xvid times form my old 5600x2. i built this computer and others so im pretty knowledgable, just need the advice. what do you guys think? More about : upgrading m61p cpu ARICH5 October 13, 2009 8:50:51 PM oh and i use windows xp home (non 64bit) m 0 l bilbat a b à CPUs a c 177 V Motherboard October 13, 2009 9:57:21 PM It appears that the only AM3 it supports is the 550, which should comfortably do three and a half to three and three quarter GHz - they are currently just a tad over a hundred dollars at NewEgg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources Worth upgrading to GTX970 with my current CPU? - Forum Upgrading my PC, New motherboard New cpu - Forum upgrading MB and CPU - Forum Upgrading my PC? gpu vs cpu for making games. - Forum upgrading laptop cpu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ARICH5 October 14, 2009 4:48:07 AM hm i see, will i see a huge leap over my athlon x2 5600 though. m 0 l ARICH5 October 14, 2009 9:10:07 AM bump m 0 l o1die a c 159 à CPUs a c 435 V Motherboard October 14, 2009 10:09:14 AM You might want to consider a faster video card instead, if your power supply can support it. Black friday is only weeks away, and even newegg has to offer some spectacular deals to compete with regular stores. m 0 l bilbat a b à CPUs a c 177 V Motherboard October 14, 2009 1:19:14 PM Hey, I forgot about that! Lessee - what's on my "gotta have that" list...??!! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLaptop CPU temperatures and upgrading Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU & RAM on a HP All in One Forum Solvedupgrading laptop cpu Forum SolvedOpinions upgrading motherboard and CPU Forum Solvedupgrading cpu and gpu Forum SolvedDell inspiron 14 upgrading cpu Forum SolvedAfter upgrading CPU computer randomly freezes Forum SolvedHelp on upgrading! Cpu Mobo or Gpu Forum SolvedWindows 7 BSOD on start up new problem when upgrading to new motherboard and cpu Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and various questions!! Please Help! Forum SolvedUpgrading Laptop Cpu, Is it worth it and Is it possible? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and Motherboard Forum SolvedShould I upgrade my Power supply toooo after upgrading CPU?? Forum SolvedWorth to upgrading this CPU's ? Forum SolvedNeed Help for Upgrading GPU,CPU,MB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !