AMD Athlon 64x2 5400+ (oc'd to 3.1)
G. Skill ddr2 4GB
Sapphire ATI 4780 Toxic Vapor-X
WD 640 GB 7200 rpm Black
Windows 7 64-bit
Samsung SyncMaster T220 22"
My question is whether or not to upgrade my CPU to maybe a Phenom II x3 740 BE or Phenom II x4 940 BE to get another year out of my present system, or leave it for now until I am wanted to do a total upgrade?
I play a few games, nothing very intense. I would like to play Starcraft 2 and Dragon Age. I am very happy with my ATI card, never had any issues with heat or performance. I feel my CPU is dated and my be slowing me down.
Yeah, stick in the fastest phenom x4 your motherboard can support and you should be right for a few more years. Its always a good idea to update the BIOS to the latest available, especially before installing a newer CPU.