Howdy everyone, I am a new member to the forums and glad to be here.
I have a question...I bought a rig as an emergency replacement for my other rig which died. not bad for the price but a bit underpowered, the processor is a Phenom x4 9150E 1.8 ghz.
I really want a processor with more power and before I spend for a new rig I was wondering if there was a suitable upgrade.
I understand that there might be additional power requirements, would it be worth upgrading the processor without there being much hassle?
Any answer would be appreciated
Ok pal, I edited the post, you happy now forum nazi
Thanx for your reply..
My current motherboard is; Nettle3-GL8E
My computer model is; HP Pavilion a6700y
I know my power supply is quite low(300w) and I run a Nvidia GT 9800 power saver I found on newegg plus a Sound card (Soundblaster Fatality PCI-e x1).... So yes I'm stretching my power quite thin I know, but I have no prob upgrading that too......
I can do the work myself, just never replaced a processor before....
I'm just wondering if it's worth upgrading this rig for 3-4 hundred as a mid lvl gaming/media rig, as I'm really considering getting a new i7 built...(I also use a high-end gaming laptop)
On one of my systems, I've got the E5200/G31 mobo. However, if I had to spend te cash again I would throw in another $20 and go with Phenom II X2 550 (or 555) Black Edition. Why? Overclocked it beats the E5200 and more important I can unlock the two other cores and have a 3.8 Ghz quadcore while paying less than half if I wne the Intel route.