Upgrading Processor, need Advice Tags: Homebuilt Processors Systems Last response: July 1, 2009 11:22 PM in Systems Share taverasme July 1, 2009 9:46:15 PM Hi all, I build my PC around 6 months ago, and now I am looking to upgrade it so that I am ready for Aion. Right now I have: Athlon 64 X2 5400+ O.C.d to 3.2Ghz Muskin 4GB DDR2 PC 6400 Biostar 790 GX A2+ ATI 4850. I will be dropping in another 4850 with the upgrade, but I want to upgrade my CPU/Mobo. I was going to Intel, but didn't want to pay the premium for I7. Would a E8400 work? What Mobo should I use with it? Thanks! More about : upgrading processor advice Outlander_04 a c 130 B Homebuilt system July 1, 2009 10:35:30 PM Can you give the exact model number of the motherboard ? Is it this http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/t-series/introducti... because if it is it can support http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/t-series/cpu_suppor... an intel cpu will not fit but there are newer and more powerful amd cpu's that will plug right in A phenom X3 720 be is about $130 and more powerful multitasker than the intel you mention and just as good for gaming megamanx00 a b B Homebuilt system July 1, 2009 11:22:28 PM You have a decent motherboard so you don't really need to go out and spend +$100 on P45 board for crossfire when you can just upgrade your CPU. Put in a Phenom II and over clock it. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrading processor to i7-3930K Motherboard advice ForumNew processor upgrade i7 2600k need advice ForumNeed advice for upgrading my computer to play games like MW3 and BF3 ForumUpgrading Build, Need Advice : GTX 680 vs. ??? ForumNeed Advice and Support in Upgrading ForumUpgrading GPU. Need advice please. ForumUpgrading PC Hardware need advice ForumWant to Upgrade processor , need HELP! ForumUpgrading for better performence! *** Need Advice ***! ForumUpgrading my Rig - Need advice ForumThinking of upgrading , need advice . ForumNeed advice for upgrading RAM for GA-P55A-UD3 (Core i5 750) ForumHelp need advice ( processor ) ForumHelp upgrading Processor ... Need new fan and heatsink? ForumUpgrading - Need advice ForumUpgrading ati radeon x1300 on old dell e521, need advice ! ForumGaming Build: Budget $2,300 ForumNeed Help with budget gaming PC ForumUpgrading CPU Forum1000 Build, Need help with compatibility and longevity More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !