Can I upgrade my AMD 64 3200+ to a dual core? mother board is a MSI K8

Can I upgrade my AMD 64 3200+ to a dual core? mother board is a MSI K8N Neo4/SLI (MS-7100)
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  1. I'm pretty sure you can. Its the neo4 SLI platinum?
    http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=prodcpusupport&maincat_no=1&cat2_no=&cat3_no=&prod_no=169

    Just make sure when you're looking at the CPUs, that they are the socket 939 flavor.
  2. thanks.
  3. Theres a chances it'll be cheaper to get a newer mobo/cpu/and ram than upgrading a socket 939 to dual core. A lot of the 939 boards used AGP cards, so anyone wanting to hang onto their older systems place a lot of value in the limited number of dual core 939 cpu options out there and the price has been driven up. Let us know what you find price wise and we'll do a comparision.
  4. If you're willing to go EBay, you can get a lower end (X2-3800+) socket 939 processor for under $100.

    Pricewatch shows the cheapest dual-core s939 at StarMicro Inc. This is an OEM processor, so you'd still need a Heatsink/Fan (or maybe use your current?). Better processors have a sharp increase in price

    -Wolf sends
  5. I managed to win the 3800+ x2 on ebay for a friend for $51. Sniping is fun
  6. I don't know where to start with the choice of mobo's, I have a full ATX tower. I do a lot of surfing the web and i manage my own web-site for a hobby of mine. But want something that will be awesome with gaming. Here's what I have now:

    MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD (MSI)
    Product : K8N Neo4/SLI
    Model : MS-7100
    nVidia nForce4 chipset
    Physical Memory : 2048 MB DDR-SDRAM

    AMD Athlon 64
    Internal Specification : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    Model Number : 3200+
    Codename : Winchester

    NVIDIA GeForce 6800 PCI-Express video card
    Western Digital Hard Disk
    Peripheral Type : ATA
    Manufacturer : WDC WD50

    Thanks for your help!
  7. If you're in need of guidance, start with the stickies on this forum. Proximon has a great guide on how to choose parts and in his sig, he keeps a list of parts he recommends to get real specific. Once you have gone through that, you can use the sticky on how to ask for help to get some specific help based on a budget and what you have already. That link is also in my sig. Follow the format, and you'll get lots of good help from the knowledgable around here.
  8. thanks
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