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April 20, 2011 5:46:55 AM

I was going thru some old computers I have and got one going that has a 64X2 AMD Athlon 4800+ processor with a rx887aa -aba. I have a 2005 AMD Athlon 64X2 6000 in a computer with a bad lanparty MB. What would be suggestions on which processor to use for how much power it takes to run and what performance I will get either way.

Also, anyone know what the best case for the dollar I could get to build a cheap good system. I would like enough room to put any Graphics card in I would like for future upgrades. I have an older EVGA 8800GTX but it measures at about 10.5" Long.

Thanks for any help.

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April 20, 2011 8:43:11 AM

An Athlon X2 system does not have much in the way of future upgrade potential. I should know, I have one myself. You would need to replace everything to stay current.
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April 20, 2011 9:39:30 AM

Here's the 4800+ CPUs, on socket AM2 and on 939.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane Socket AM2
65 nm, 2.5 Ghz, 2 x 512MB L2 Cache, 65 W

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Windsor Socket AM2
90nm 2.4 Ghz, 2 X 1024MB L2 Cache, 89 W

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Windsor Socket 939
90nm 2.4 Ghz, 2 X 1024MB L2 Cache, 110 W

and two for the other one

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Socket AM2
90nm 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache 125W

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor Socket AM2
90nm 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache 89W

Most likely 4800+ CPU is the first one (2.5GHz) on socket AM2 and you have DDR2 RAM, right?

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April 20, 2011 3:37:58 PM

Looks like that board is an HP model -_-. You might be able to use the 6000+ in it, but you have to check with HP to see if there is a BIOS update for that or something. It's possible that the board won't support it due to the extra power draw. Even if you have the third 6000+ model, The Brisbane @ 3.1Ghz, that board may not have a BIOS update to support Brisbane CPUs. HP wants you to buy a new computer rather than upgrading yours after all :D .
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