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CPU Upgrade Advice Please Help!!!

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October 22, 2009 4:25:14 PM

I have a AMD Athlon XP3000+ ,2.17GHZ processor in my old Studio PC. I would like to upgrade it. What processor/s are suitable? According to the SiSoftware SANDRA it is upgradable- Socket slot A, Upgrade inerface socket 462, supported speed 3GHZ. Can I use a dual core Athlon? If so which? The PC is a dedicated recording studio computer running cubase SX3 and many VSTs and Midi with no internet connection. Please help/advise. Thanks in advance. :o 

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October 22, 2009 4:43:10 PM

There's no dual core for socket a, and high end socket a cpus are scarce. Frys in stores only has 2 upgrades still on special today only for $70 or less; one amd and one Intel dual core. Newegg has a sempron .045 140 for $58 after rebate and email promo discount, but you have to register first to get on their email list. I get about 3 a week from the egg. Check for other combo specials; they had the Intel e5200 with g31 board for around $112 recently, but expect to pay more for ddr2 memory. Memory prices are rising. 2x2gb kits for $60 are getting scarce.
a b à CPUs
October 22, 2009 5:39:41 PM

I'd replace the computer thats an antique by todays standards.
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a b à CPUs
October 22, 2009 5:43:24 PM

The best solution would be just build a new box but if you want to take the risk overclock it because that might be as good as it gets for the socket.
a b à CPUs
October 22, 2009 5:53:29 PM

atleast replace the cpu and mobo combination... coz for that socket u won't get any new dual core processors...
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January 29, 2012 8:05:32 PM

Best answer selected by mousemonkey.
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January 29, 2012 8:05:35 PM

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