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Can someone please tell me if it would be worth while to upgrade my processor from an AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+ specs out at 2.6 ghz, 2 x 512 kb L2 cache, 2000mhz bus to a AMD Phenom X3 8750 Black Edition Toliman 2.4GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Triple-Core Processor -
Kindest regards,
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  1. In my opinion no...

    Have you checked to see if your MOBO will support AM3 with a BIOS update? You would be better suited picking up the Phenom II or Athlon II over the original Phenom's. You can pick up the Athlon II X4 620 for $99, which is a great CPU of the price.
  2. depends on usage and price
  3. no it would not, the original phenoms were not very good. and onyl marginally better than athlons while having less overclocking headroom.

    if you want to upgrade, a phenom II would be a much better choice.
  4. Maybe this will help. As I'm not sure perhaps someone can tell me if it will take a Phenom II
    ECS MCP61-P AM2 Motherboard
    Also if it can take one, which Phenom II would be best
    Kindest regards,
  5. I looked but couldn't find a bios update specifically for the MB you have. I know that many AM2 boards can be flashed but again couldn't find one for yours. Sry :( Is your PC an HP or a gateway? You might try their websites to see if there is an update for your bios listed under a specific model. gl
  6. Thanks for the effort,
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