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a b à CPUs
January 30, 2010 11:15:14 PM

Hi There,

Im currently running a 4400 ath 64 on asus a8n sli premium with 4gb ram and 2 x 7600gt.

I can get hold of a fx 57 quite cheap and was wondering if this is viable to play current games at a better bench than i can now.

I will also be upgrading graphics cards.

This will be a upgrade until i can go for i7 or something but of course thats a full upgrade and cost is a prob at mo.

Whats your thoughts ???


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January 30, 2010 11:27:37 PM

Save your money and go for I7 when you can.
What you have now and the possible upgrade are both pretty dead in terms of games these days tbh
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2010 1:32:02 AM

Save the cash.
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a b à CPUs
January 31, 2010 6:02:47 AM

Dont do it. Save ur cash.
January 31, 2010 7:38:21 AM

Save your money because the FX57 is a single core CPU as your 4400 so keep your cpu, you won't feel the difference. Buy a new platform like 1366/1156 or AM3
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January 31, 2010 7:58:48 AM

The FX-57 as clement said is a single core while the only Athlon 64 4400+ for your mobo which is a S939 was a Athlon X2 4400+ so you currently have a dual core CPU.Going to a FX-57 would in the end downgrade your gaming capabilities because most games will use at least two cores, Crysis for instance will offload the sound processing to a second CPU core if you have onboard sound.

If you want to do a simple upgrade for gamning purposes, then since your mobo does have PCIe x16 you could get say a ATI HD4850 thats about $99 or a nVidia equivalent like a GTX260. That would benefit you and you could even use that same GPU for your i7 build later on and get a second one of the same and do SLI/CFX which would match a Core i7 rig nicely.

But thats my suggestion.
January 31, 2010 8:10:55 AM

How much were you planning to spend on that 2.8ghz FX57? The price of the ones that I have seen online would buy you a new AM3 motherboard, DDR3 and a new quad core cpu.

As mentioned by clement, it would be about the same speed as your 2.2ghz dual core 4400. Older games that use only a single core, would run faster but newer games would be the same or slower.

Faster socket 939 processors have become so expensive that it isn't worth upgrading. A dual core FX60 runs at 2.6ghz and is selling for $250 on ebay. You can buy a dual core AM2 6000 which runs at 3.0ghz for $60 at newegg.
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2010 12:51:35 PM

Save your cash...
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2010 3:46:38 PM

not worth upgrading S939

EDIT: the amount of money it takes to upgrade a S939 system (ram + cpu), you can get a much better AM3 platform
a b à CPUs
January 31, 2010 5:37:09 PM

im with everyone else.

a b à CPUs
February 2, 2010 10:06:46 AM

thanks guys taken on board, no fx57 for me.

The long and costly upgrade has started, ive purchased an asus maximus formula 3 and will plunge for an i7 860 very soon then its just ram, video card, psu, case, hdd etc etc.
looking at asus 5870 video and corsair dominator 6gb 1600cl9t think they will work well together. thanks for heads up guys and if anybody has advice on new system spec Im all ears.

a b à CPUs
February 2, 2010 10:18:14 AM

It is an old 2 X 1Mb cache 4400+ running at 2.2 and you can push the FSB to 220 and leave the HT link on default (5) and it should be fine and running at 4800+ speed (2.4) without too much fuss.

You can push a bit of extra Vcore into the dear and try for 2.6 (FX60 Speed) but I found it a bit too daunting without water cooling / high end air cooler) on the three samples I had.

If you have cheap ram you might have to increase the latency on the sticks a bit.

Let us know how you go.

Best short fix for you and no hardware changes - should give you a healthy increase for the cheap SLI system you have.

Remove, clean, regrease the HSF and CPU before you do this and make sure the case cabling is tidy and the fans are nice and clean.

Overclocking is the easy fix for you while you contemplate something better.