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Upgrading computer (cpu)

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June 4, 2011 8:04:19 AM

Hey guys, was wondering what everyone thought. I am wanting to upgrade my PC, the current specs are
Processor: AMD Athlon x2 2.7ghz dual core processor 5200+.
Motherboard: MCP61PM-HM (Nettle3) Link below for more infor

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=&...

5 gb of ram.
Nvidia 9600gt graphics
power supply 400w

Wanting to upgrade cpu, but not sure what i should do. I found some of these cpus on newegg, and was wondering if u might be able to help me figure one out, if any. Simply wanting to upgrade for a little more effecient gaming, and a using some programs. Nothing too intense, but would like to upgrade it to the best i possibly can.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Thanks for the help.

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June 4, 2011 9:26:22 AM

just upgrading your cpu will not give much impact on gaming performance.....as your 9600gt is really old
consider saving some more money for a bigger upgrade (ie, cpu+gpu)
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June 4, 2011 9:39:51 AM

It really doesn't do bad... It does quite well honestly, i'm just interested in upgrading the cpu for now, and later down the road, I would like to simply build another computer... However for now, i'm just interested in upgrading this. Thanks for the reply though
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June 4, 2011 9:44:16 AM

I may buy a new GPU soon, but one thing at a time. :) 
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June 4, 2011 11:24:48 AM

Achtually, that board can only go to a phenom 2.3 which isn't powerful. Though, a msi ka790gx-m with a phenom x4 3.4 and a geforce 260 or 250 gts is a great choice (also need a 550 watt psu or 600.
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