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Where to purchase Brisbane 6000 or 5800+ AM2 CPU

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November 15, 2010 7:31:57 PM

It was suggested, through another thread I started in regards to a CPU upgrade, that the Brisbane 6000+ or 5800+ CPU would be a wise choice to replace my current 2.1MHz Athlon 64 X2. Its an older post that's gradually being buried by newer discussions, so I am starting over...
Here's what I'm currently working with.


I've looked at Newegg's site, and the product is discontinued. I looked at TigerDirect.ca and they don't appear to carry this item.

I'm hoping someone would be kind enough to direct me towards a site/retailer that would still have this unit available.

Thanks for your time,

TragicMagic
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November 15, 2010 7:49:23 PM

not really worth upgrading. a motherboard is ~~60

I'd save up and do a processor/motherboard/memory upgrade(ddr3).
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November 15, 2010 7:58:12 PM

amazon has a lot of older athlon x2 CPUs
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November 15, 2010 8:07:32 PM

TigerDirect.ca <<< Link to a well reviewed mobo/cpu combo. Is this a fair price? I'd like to maintain the DDR2 RAM, as I just spent $120 on 4GB of PC-6400 800MHz ram.

I am running 32-bit Vista, is this OS always limited to utilizing 4GB of ram? When I used Crucial.com's program, it said my operating system may be limited to seeing/utilizing 3.5GB. I had originally took my "stock" 2GB out, and dropped the new 4GB in. A system scan with Windows, and CPUID both read a full 4GB. Then I put the 2GB back in, for a total of 6. Windows is still recognizing all 6GB. Just curious what's going on there. From what I understand (which isn't much), because the lowest RAM speed is 333MHz (stock RAM), that it also makes the new 800MHz only run at that 333? Is this the case?

Thanks again.
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November 15, 2010 11:02:27 PM

Hi tragicmagic81,

For starters, No, that is not a fair price, you can get them both at Newegg for $164 bought sepratly. And IMHO dont buy from Tigerdirect, Customer Service stinks and so do the prices usally.

On 32-bit you can install 4GB but they are right all you going to be able to use is 3-3.5GB, thats just how its works. I have 4GB on XP but only get to use 3.12GB.

As for your RAM speed, yes they will are run at the highest speed they have in-common, in your case 333MHz.

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November 16, 2010 4:24:24 AM
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TragicMagic81 said:
TigerDirect.ca <<< Link to a well reviewed mobo/cpu combo. Is this a fair price? I'd like to maintain the DDR2 RAM, as I just spent $120 on 4GB of PC-6400 800MHz ram.

I am running 32-bit Vista, is this OS always limited to utilizing 4GB of ram? When I used Crucial.com's program, it said my operating system may be limited to seeing/utilizing 3.5GB. I had originally took my "stock" 2GB out, and dropped the new 4GB in. A system scan with Windows, and CPUID both read a full 4GB. Then I put the 2GB back in, for a total of 6. Windows is still recognizing all 6GB. Just curious what's going on there. From what I understand (which isn't much), because the lowest RAM speed is 333MHz (stock RAM), that it also makes the new 800MHz only run at that 333? Is this the case?

Thanks again.


Any 32bit OS from Microsoft is unable to utilize more than 4Gb of ram, they actually reprogrammed Vista with SP1 to show total ram installed under system instead of total available because of useless tech calls about the matter. :lol: 

So by having all 6Gb of ram installed, all you've done is slow down your ram since windows will only use 4Gb of it minus whatever other memory allocations it needs to make. For example, the more video memory you have, the less system memory you have available to you. This is why the majority of new systems are running 64bit, I don't think I've even see a 32bit variant of Win7 on store shelves.

Oh, and DDR2 800mhz ram actually runs 400mhz, so that 333mhz ram you have is probably DDR2 667.
November 16, 2010 9:37:07 AM

Ok, thanks for the clarification. It does seem that the 6GB is not as fast as the 4GB. I thought I try it, and see what happens.

I've never dealt with Newegg before. Do they have a Canadian site/warehouse? I don't want to be stuck with higher shipping and duty costs, if the products have to come from the U.S.
November 16, 2010 8:02:47 PM

Here's what I've come up with so far:

Gigabyte MoBo Link <<< LINK

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Propus 3.0GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core <<< LINK

As best as I can tell, I should have no problems upgrading to these components.

This will allow me to keep my newly acquired DDR2 PC-6400 800MHz ram. Depending on how much money I get from a profit sharing bonus before Christmas, I think I will upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows 7, buy another 4GB of RAM, and perhaps upgrade my GeForce 8600GT GPU.

Until that time, however, the board and CPU would work fine with Vista?
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November 16, 2010 9:16:24 PM

You shouldnt have any problem using that motherboard and CPU combo, and niether should you have any problems using them in Vista.
November 24, 2010 2:00:27 AM

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November 24, 2010 11:16:47 AM

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