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April 21, 2012 4:08:54 AM

Im looking to get a better processor.
Current specs-
AMD Athlon 64x2 4200+
4gb ddr2 ram(Unknown brand)
Nividia Geforce 8400gs
300w power supply

Would a Athlon 64x2 6000+ improve my performence?
I mean that if I upgrade to it would I see a frame rate increase?
Also can my pc even support it?
http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009153/1009153sp2.sh...

Last question is 50$ a good price on it?

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April 21, 2012 4:47:10 AM

You should first upgrade your graphics card on your tight budget since it'll benefit you most. For your budget and power supply envelope I'd go with the radeon 4770 or 8800 gts/9800 gts. They require a molex power adapter. Does your power supply have a molex adapter? You can google it to see an image.
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April 21, 2012 4:56:55 AM

Whats your budget? If you could upgrade your motherboard and processor you'd be getting more value than buying a dated cpu. Spending about $120 which includes the gpu's I suggested would be better than buying a overpriced dated processor. You would also be able to upgrade to better parts later on. Still the graphics card alone will probably make your system 3X better.
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April 21, 2012 8:24:00 AM

I wouldn't even bother trying to upgrade an old pre-built computer. Its not worth it.
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April 21, 2012 8:42:59 AM

9800/8800 or 4770 have enough value to upgrade to them since they're so cheap. Heck they perform better than entry level cards like 5670/6670 which cost about $100. As long as you don't expect to play battlefield 3 at max graphics those second hand cards are worth it.
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April 21, 2012 3:55:50 PM

athlon 4200 and 6000 doesnt have very big defference.i would better upgrade video card or even save money for a new computer.
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April 21, 2012 7:18:08 PM

Neither your video card or processor are good enough for modern games, but your going to see a much larger increase in gaming performance from a better video card right now than CPU.
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April 21, 2012 8:07:36 PM

loneninja said:
Neither your video card or processor are good enough for modern games, but your going to see a much larger increase in gaming performance from a better video card right now than CPU.


9800 and 4770 can play games at 720p modern games. Considering that he's been going along with a horrible price/performance card even when it was released these cards will be amazing. They still are bandaids if he has a bunch of recent and future releases he want to play.
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April 22, 2012 2:32:36 AM

So..I have a molex power thing. Is a 4770 a big boost? And just want to know which is better? My budget is 56$
And can I even run that proccessor? I dont want a whole new system. Cant afford since Im only 15..
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April 22, 2012 3:01:20 AM

i had a 4600x2 and upgraded to a 6000x2 there was a noticable increase in performance. if you can get a 500w psu and add a 98gt or gts 250 and you will have a well balanced entry level gaming pc.
that will in most cases allow 1080p medium on dx10 and low on dx11(though the card will only run em in dx10 max) games.
als you will want ddr 2 800 minimum of 2 gigs.
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April 22, 2012 3:21:07 AM

Hmm I think Im gonna get processor. The video cards suggested I cant find anywhere and a processor helps overall computer performance not just gaming.
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April 22, 2012 3:29:38 AM

thing is your gfx is seriously poor by any standard so while i saw a major improvement as my 8800gt was bottlenecking by about 7% on the 4600 so when i upgraded the cpu it freed up the gfx 2 so it became more noticeable. your gfx is much weaker so the change many not be so pronounced.
the 6000x2 is pretty expensive for what it is so if you could save another 100-150 over a few months you would be able to jump platform to the i3 series which will give even more.
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April 22, 2012 4:07:38 AM

So a video card would be a better improvement then processor?
If so can you recommend me a card for 50$ Thats on newegg.
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April 22, 2012 4:21:54 AM

doesn't really matter which you choose as both sides are pretty weak. personally i would get the cpu and then upgrade the gpu in a few weeks.

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April 22, 2012 4:36:42 AM

Best answer selected by Stupid Username.
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April 22, 2012 5:43:06 AM

Stupid Username said:
So a video card would be a better improvement then processor?
If so can you recommend me a card for 50$ Thats on newegg.


New graphics cards are not worth it till you spend about $100. These on AMD side they are the HD X770/X750/X790 or above, Nvidia is the X50 or above. Below that your get horrible performance per dollar. For $50 bucks ebay has cards that perform as good as these $100 dollar cards but for half the prices. That is why I suggested ebay even though they have they may not have warranties. Usually this doesn't matter since hardware that isn't abused will outlive their users satisfaction with them.
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April 22, 2012 1:53:14 PM

good call. second hand doesnt always mean abused.
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