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Upgrade from and amd x2 3800+ 939 @2.50 GHZ

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December 3, 2009 7:47:10 AM

Hello I was looking at AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core 240e in order to replace my ageing x2 3800
do you reckon I will see a big improvement going on that chip or I will almost see no difference?
the reason I picked up that chip is for the low voltage

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December 3, 2009 9:52:14 AM

Hi there,

thank you for your reply.
the machine will be used for surfing the net for sure + some gaming FPS and running application support software, some times some debugging.
I'm aware of the motherboard requirements and have to admit that my x2 3800+ has served me very well.
The reason I picked up that processor is for the power requirments.
Again of the difference is going to be minimal from my old cpu then I'll drop it.
December 3, 2009 10:52:29 AM

Hello, this is starting to get interactive now :) 
I know that a quad will be much better in performance but what I don't like is the 95W of the quad 630 hence the x2 240e which is rated at only 45W
Graphic card wise I'll keep my current AIW x1900 untill some affordable dx11 from amd will appear on the market.
As memory goes DDR3 is now cheaper so seems to be logic to me.

Thank you again for your assistance.
December 3, 2009 1:51:46 PM


I'm in UK. My budget is very low £250 max that's why I would like to use my old GC