I was looking around and saw that some people have had major problems with the motherboard I have. They couldn't do the BIOS update thingy to make it to where they could use an AM3 CPU on it. I was wondering if I should buy an AM3 CPU or not. I have an AMD Phenom 9150e Quad-Core Processor 1.8GHz with AM2+ (940) socket right now, and as you probably know, it's a piece of crap. I have had a Nvidia GeForce GTS 250 for three months now and haven't been able to use it because my processor can't handle it or something. Anyways, I was wondering what you thought the best processor was in the range of $275 and under.
PS: I game a lot. MW2 and such.
Am I right about my motherboard being an AM2+ Socket?
The four digit AMD CPU's are crap, i've seen. Their three digit CPU's pack a punch. If you consider changing your motherboard then get a 955BE and game away. Maybe change the GPU as well. But that's up to you.
nice little 95w chip for less than 80 of your american dollars and an awesome little gamer cpu, stick one of those in your mobo and you will probably cry,
in a good way
** although you will most likely need to update your bios for that chip**
A bit off topic but related, xfam0usx:
I've run tests with my athlon IIx4 and have found that MW2 utilizes 3 cores. a 1.8GHz quad core is enough to run MW2 at very high settings, if not maxxed out. If you are having problems playing MW2, the 9400GT is holding you back. To max out the settings at 1920x1080, I recommend at least a radeon 4850/ 5750 or Geforce GTS250/ GTS450, in which case you would need to upgrade your power supply.