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) 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... Related resources Help upgrading my CPU /Video - Forum Upgrading cpu NEED YOUR HELP!!! :( - Forum No Post after Upgrading the CPU & MOBO - Forum Finally upgrading my CPU - Forum Upgrading graphics card on old CPU - makes sense or not? - 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. ARICH5 October 14, 2009 9:10:07 AM bump 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. 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...??!! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrading CPu to Core 2 Quad q6600 or 9500 Forum Upgrading cpu for Skyrim - Tight budget Forum Upgrading CPU and Motherboard Forum Upgrading a laptop cpu Forum Want to improve FPS, upgrading CPU ? Forum Cpu Help Upgrading Forum Upgrading the build $200 -$300 for CPU or GPU or amd system. Forum Upgrading my CPU Forum Upgrading from 1055t AMD CPU and Asus M4A87TD/USB3 Forum Upgrading CPU - Need Help Forum Upgrading AMD CPU from FX 4100, what to go for? Forum Best mobo capable of multi-tasking Forum How do i read what amount a gigabite is Forum [Solved] What temperature should Asus P5Q se plus motherboard run Forum [Solved] What is the performance loss on putting an AM3 CPU on a AM2+ Mobo? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !