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November 29, 2010 12:04:13 AM

Hey I found on comp usa a deal ECS A740GM-M Motherboard with AMD Phenom X3 8450e 2.1Ghz AM2+ for $50 Thats pretty much all i want to spend Is this a good deal or u think i can find better? I have a Pentium 4 right now.
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November 29, 2010 12:35:57 AM

I doubt you could find better for $50, but I wouldn't call it a "good" CPU. Have you OC's your P4? They tend to have some headroom in them.
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November 29, 2010 12:41:46 AM

well my pc is a hp so only able to use software oc and only got it 3.2 from 3.0, but this cpu would be a huge step up from my p4 right? was looking at the charts and seems pretty good. Was thinking i probably can oc to 2.5 or something.
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November 29, 2010 1:02:17 AM

Just so i'm reading this correctly, your getting both the motherboard and cpu for $50 right? If so, that is a really hard deal to beat.

The Phenom I X3 is without a doubt better than your P4, but it's fail compared to many new <$100 processors for gaming.
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November 29, 2010 2:27:52 AM

yeah both for 50.
btw anyone knows if this cpu can unlock 4th core or something? was reading how some versions have a disabled core
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November 29, 2010 3:02:41 AM

cool thxs decided to buy it, now if only i can unlock 4th core would make it even better lol
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November 29, 2010 3:18:12 AM

k thxs for info yea i got ddr on my pc so need to buy new one
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November 29, 2010 4:14:21 AM

Is it DDR2 on your PC? I know some pentium 4 processors are on socket 478 and others are socket 775, so if you don't have DDR2 in your computer now you need to upgrade to DDR2.
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November 29, 2010 1:25:11 PM

my is socket 775 but only has ddr saw on ebay for $15 1 gig of ddr2
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November 29, 2010 1:43:49 PM

leonnee said:
my is socket 775 but only has ddr saw on ebay for $15 1 gig of ddr2

Not bad and if you are running XP that should be more than enough but if you are running windows 7 then I recommend at least 2GB.
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