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Computer Upgrade..? which processor I should choose

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July 10, 2011 5:27:58 AM


I am upgrading my PC. But I dont know which processor I should choose.
Here is my pc configuration
Mother board: asus m2n 68 am se2
Current Processor: athlon 64 x2 dual core 4400+
Ram: 3 GB 800 MHz
Graphics Card: NVDIA 8600 GT ddr3
Monitor : LG LED monitor.

I just want to upgrade my processor. Please only suggest me dual core processor.

Thanks in advance

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July 10, 2011 9:05:05 AM

Is this your mobo?

You can get an Athlon II X3 but you need to update the BIOS to the newest version first. Dual core Athlon II X2 but better get the triple core.
July 10, 2011 1:02:05 PM

yeah, mosox is right. if thats your board, it supports basically everything and you can get a triple core for just a few more bucks..why not? an extra core for ~$10 USD shouldnt break the bank. a better video card should be in the works for you, too. 8600gt is a mighty out-dated card.
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July 10, 2011 4:43:53 PM

Thanks all of you guys... I will go for triple core.. should I choose athlon or phenom
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July 10, 2011 5:15:01 PM

Athlon. Nothing above 100 watts TDP.
July 11, 2011 2:44:37 AM

But My motherboard doesnt support am3 processors. It only supports am2+ and am2.
For AMD Athlon II X3 455 Rana I need bios version 1807. But for my motherboard a407 is the last version released by asus.
July 12, 2011 10:01:49 AM

SO which processor I should choose? athlon II x3 445 or phenom II x3 740..?
July 12, 2011 2:13:27 PM

I'd go for the Phenom II x4 955 too, £92 ish.
July 12, 2011 2:14:36 PM

Sorry, dual core Phenom II x2 560, about £73
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July 12, 2011 2:30:15 PM

Your board supports the 955BE so if its in your budget get it.
July 12, 2011 5:26:52 PM

Thank you guys.. I will go for 955BE .. I thinks it is worth for what I am paying...
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July 13, 2011 3:50:39 AM

^Good choice. Before you buy the 955BE. Download the new BIOS and update your motherboard first. Only when you are successful with the BIOS update should you buy the new processor.
July 14, 2011 12:06:59 PM

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