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Will a new cpu make a difference?

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I have a rig that has an old amd athlon x2 6000+ cpu, and when i run crysis i get audio stutters and physics lag, which i understand to be the cpu (correct me if i'm wrong) so, i ran resource monitor while running crysis, and if i watch it, one core peaks out and the other runs at 80-100%... will a cpu upgrade fix this problem? i'm thinking about and athlon 2 or phenom 2

SPECS:
AMD ATHLON X2 6000+ @ 3.0GHZ
4GB RAM @667MHZ
500GB HDD
500W PSU
STANDARD HP M8200N MOBO
ATI HD5770 1GB
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  1. Yes, it will make a difference. I've got a fairly similar system (4800+ and 4870) and I too see the cpu bottleneck.

    However, looking through HP's website it seems that the only compatible processors are..

    * Socket: AM2
    * Supports the following processors:
    o Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
    o Athlon 64 less than 4000+
    o Sempron less than 3800+

    Might want to buy a new system or just a new motherboard/cpu combo.
  2. are you sure? because i've got x2 6000+ in my rig right now... anyway, i was planning on getting a new mobo... but if i'm running a x2 6000+ does that mean i have am2+ socket?
  3. Yeah I saw that too but HP's site said your exact computer was running that cpu and when i looked up the mobo, it said that 5600+ was the max, strange. I don't think you've got an AM2+
  4. okay...thanks, i guess a new mobo is in order... what do you think of this one? the only thing i don't like is nothing!.... my plan is to get this and overclock my cpu until i can swing a phenom 2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130265&cm_re=am2/am2%20_motherboard-_-13-130-265-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
  5. I recommend getting a true AM3 motherboard and using DDR3 memory instead of the slower DDR2 used by that motherboard.
  6. uncfan_2563 said:
    I recommend getting a true AM3 motherboard and using DDR3 memory instead of the slower DDR2 used by that motherboard.

    The slight performance benefit would not be worth the expense.
  7. enzo matrix said:
    The slight performance benefit would not be worth the expense.

    That's your opinion.

    I think later down the line if he decides to add ram it will be cheaper with DDR3 because DDR2 is getting more expensive every month.
  8. what're the advantages of a pure am3 mobo, and what're the advantages of ddr3 vs 2?
  9. p.s. for a 15 year old kid price matters greatly... so price to performance ratio is probably where I'd want to be... I'm trying to sell this pc right now... and if I do then I'll probably be able to swing a pure am3 with ddr3 and phenom 2 but... I'm not sure yet
  10. Martin 71 said:
    p.s. for a 15 year old kid price matters greatly... so price to performance ratio is probably where I'd want to be... I'm trying to sell this pc right now... and if I do then I'll probably be able to swing a pure am3 with ddr3 and phenom 2 but... I'm not sure yet

    I hear ya, i'm 16 ;)
  11. ya I read all these forums about people talking about their i7 builds and crossfiring the 5970 and I just sigh and check my bank balance... ugh
  12. can anyone tell me if it's worth getting a pure am3 mobo?
  13. how much of a performance gain are we talking about here?
  14. Best answer
    I think you should go with a pure AM3 board with DDR3.

    If you look at it in the long run, if you buy DDR2 now, with an AM2 board, when there are getting phased out at the moment, you will be spending more money in the long run.

    I would save up a little more and def. atleast get an AM3 board with DDR3.

    I mean, atleast an Athlon II x4 etc....

    I was running a Core 2 Quad 8200 on the LGA775 socket (which there phasing out at the moment) with 4gb ddr2 and really was pissed that the new i5 and i7 sockets are 1366 1156 and everything is moving towards DDR3.

    So I went and Purchased a Phenom II x4 965 and ASUS M4A79XTD EVO and 4GB DDR3 G.Skill 1600.

    Those three items were around 400$.

    I would def. get the AM3 and DDR3
  15. the new board is ddr3 and ddr2 capable, and it supports 1600 mhz ram... I don't think that the bang for the buck would be that great with another as i don't have the cash to buy ddr3 ram, am3 cpu, and a new mobo right now.
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