Hello here is my system specs currrently not sure wether to simply go from my current amd pehnom x4 9500 to amd 9800 cpu and add another 4gb of corsair dominator ram upping my total to 8gb for about $200 usd total or should i simply scrap my current mobo and go with a new mobo cpu as upping the ram from 4gb to 8gb and uppingthe cpu wont be much of a difference?
main problem is i put in windows 7 and my pc seems to lag on some multitasking issues now and i never had that with windows xp.
any helps tips or suggestions would be greatly apreciated. would prefer the $200 budget option but if not feasible could do $300-$400 if it was a mobo cpu upgrade but would want one where i could end up adding in another radeon 5750 down the line i suppose thanks for looking!!
system setup is amd phenom x4 9500
4gb of corsair cominator ram cm2x2048-8500c5d
2tb hdd wd 64mb cache
1024mb ati radeon hd5750
asus m3a motherboard
cpu-id computer jargon details ram timings and such below..
It's up to you to chose a AM2+ motherboard capable of supporting this CPU.
Look up the CPU support at the manufacturers support website
By the way many of them are disappearing quick (being phased out).
for some reason noticing alot of slowdown and issues multitasking after i popped in a new 2tb hdd and did a clean insttall of windows 7
If your computer is slower than it used to be, that is not an issue that can be solved simply by upgrading. You have a problem that needs to be looked at.
What brand and model is the 2TB drive?
Did you reinstall your OS to the same hard drive as before or to the new one?
What is your idling CPU usage? Is there anything suspicious in the task manager/process manager?
Can you be much more specific as to the slowdowns?
Did you redo all the optimizations you had originally?
What operating system are you using?
If you still want to upgrade, I do not recommend going from an old, outdated processor that contains a major bug that the fix for caused a 10% performance drop to the same processor with a slightly higher clockspeed.
Your motherboard likely supports the Phenom II. That could be a better choice. How much do you want to spend?