Solved CPU Upgrade Tags: CPUs Last response: January 10, 2010 5:56 PM in CPUs Share veelo2 January 10, 2010 12:27:36 AM Current CPU: Athlon II X2 5600 GPU: 4850 Memory: 4GB DDR2 800 G. Skill Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 sb700 I'm thinking about upgrading my CPU. Usage is mostly browsing and mild gaming (L4D2 mostly). I have a budget of somewhere between $100 and $150. Would I be better off with a Phenom II X2 550 or a Phenom II X4 630? Or should I be looking at something else, like the X3 720? Just looking for general advice of what would give me the best performance boost, balanced between gaming and everyday usage (with price in consideration). More about : cpu upgrade Best solution tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs January 10, 2010 1:13:19 AM I would go with which ever one is cheapest out of the Athlon II X4 630 or Phenom II X3 720. veelo2 January 10, 2010 4:49:45 PM Thanks. You think I'll see a boost in gaming performance with either one? My 5600 seems to be chugging lately. Related resources I want to upgrade cpu laptop dual core p6200 - Forum Lenovo G460e CPU Upgrade - Forum CPU upgrade core 2 duo to core 2 quad - Forum CPU or GPU upgrade - Forum PC Not Booting Up After CPU Upgrade - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer tecmo34 a c 78 à CPUs January 10, 2010 5:07:47 PM Here is a review of the 630 vs 720... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=105&p2=83 Here is a comparison of the 5600+ vs 630... http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=30&p2=105 veelo2 January 10, 2010 5:56:10 PM Thanks. Looks like the 720 is quite a bit better for gaming. I hope my video card won't be a bottleneck. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumComputer won't boot after cpu upgrade ForumDell E510 CPU Upgrade ? ForumCPU & GPU upgrade - yay or nay? ForumHP Compaq Notebook CQ60-615DX CPU Upgrade ForumWould like to upgrade CPU from i3 330m with socket 989rPGA ForumNeed help picking cpu for my upgrade ForumShould I upgrade my CPU or my GPU? ForumCPU Upgrade Help ForumWhether the socket fs1 CPU can upgrade to the CPU socket fs1r2 ForumCompaq Presario SR1720NX CPU Upgrade ForumCPU Upgrade Help for an Older MOBO ForumUpgrade - new MB CPU SSD with some old parts Forum500w PSU Forum[Solved] Going to build system and not upgrade the Dell. What CPU for gaming ForumUpgrade Toshiba Satellite A15 S127 CPU More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !