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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 2:36:20 PM

Hello, I was wondering if I could use this CPU (AMD Athlon II X2 250 Processor) with my current PC setup.

M2N61-AR (Acacia) motherboard
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
NIVIDA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
RAM: 1918 MB

If not, could I perhaps settle for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz?

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May 17, 2012 2:43:30 PM

The M2N61-AR (Acacia) motherboard specs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

Includes Processor Upgrade Information
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 65 Watt
Athlon 64 up to 65 Watt
Sempron up to 65 Watt

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz is an 89W CPU
AMD Athlon II X2 250 does not look like a good match.
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May 17, 2012 2:44:47 PM

WR2 said:
The M2N61-AR (Acacia) motherboard specs
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

Includes Processor Upgrade Information
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 65 Watt
Athlon 64 up to 65 Watt
Sempron up to 65 Watt

Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz is an 89W CPU
And AMD Athlon II X2 250 is a different socket altogether.


So what are my options?
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May 17, 2012 2:48:06 PM

What CPU is installed now?
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 2:48:54 PM

WR2 said:
What CPU is installed now?


AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1620, 2400 Mhz, 1 Core(s), 1 Logical Processor(s)
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May 17, 2012 2:54:07 PM

AMD Athlon X2 5600+ 2.9Ghz is a 65W model
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%20X2%205600...

AMD Sempron X2 2300 2.2Ghz
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Sempron%20X2%20230...


-> There is an 89W model of Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8Ghz - watchout for that 'gotcha'
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%2...
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May 17, 2012 2:57:47 PM

WR2 said:
AMD Athlon X2 5600+ 2.9Ghz is a 65W model
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%20X2%205600...

AMD Sempron X2 2300 2.2Ghz
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Sempron%20X2%20230...


-> There is an 89W model of Athlon 64 X2 5600+ 2.8Ghz - watchout for that 'gotcha'
http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%2...


So would that ebay link I sent you (http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Athlon-64-X2-5600-2-9-GHZ-A...) be good? And thank you for your kindness and consideration.
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May 17, 2012 3:00:50 PM

It's ADO5600IAA5DO part number and it says its 65W. That would work.
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 3:04:33 PM

WR2 said:
It's ADO5600IAA5DO part number and it says its 65W. That would work.


Thank you Sir/Ma'am. Very much appreciated! Will this CPU let me run the latest games at a tolerable frame rate?
(Let me remind you that my specs are:
Windows Vista Home Premium 32-Bit
NIVIDA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB
RAM: 1918 MB)
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May 17, 2012 3:08:23 PM

It's a major upgrade from your LE-1620.

All the latest games at 'tolerable frame rate'? Questionable.
You might have to adjust graphics settings and resolution to get smooth frame rates.
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 3:13:48 PM

WR2 said:
It's a major upgrade from your LE-1620.

All the latest games at 'tolerable frame rate'? Questionable.
You might have to adjust graphics settings and resolution to get smooth frame rates.


Well I'll narrow it down, becuase I have games now that I can run with no lag, I'll just tackle the hard ones.
How bout GTA 4, and L.A. Noire?
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May 17, 2012 3:14:09 PM

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May 17, 2012 3:32:54 PM

You'll be OK there....
I was thinking more like Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3.
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 3:34:31 PM

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You'll be OK there....
I was thinking more like Metro 2033 and Battlefield 3.


Oh I don't own those games. But are you sure on the LA Noire? I heard that it was a very poor port to PC and that even a very modern and powerful PC will lag with it.
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May 17, 2012 3:37:00 PM

It is a demanding game but the minimum specs are pretty low

LA Noire Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.2 GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4 GHz
RAM: 2 GB
GFX: GeForce 8600 512 MB / Radeon HD 3000 Series 512 MB
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 3:44:15 PM

WR2 said:
It is a demanding game but the minimum specs are pretty low

LA Noire Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP1, Windows 7
CPU: Intel Dual Core 2.2 GHz / AMD Dual Core 2.4 GHz
RAM: 2 GB
GFX: GeForce 8600 512 MB / Radeon HD 3000 Series 512 MB


Oh ok, thanks man, you've been a big help when there was no one else to help me!
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May 17, 2012 3:48:08 PM

You're very close to the minimum specs there.
A good chance you won't be happy with the way that game runs, even on low settings.

Be sure to check for LA Noire fan websites that have ideas on how to best tweak the settings to make the game enjoyable.
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Anonymous
May 17, 2012 4:26:39 PM

WR2 said:
You're very close to the minimum specs there.
A good chance you won't be happy with the way that game runs, even on low settings.

Be sure to check for LA Noire fan websites that have ideas on how to best tweak the settings to make the game enjoyable.


OK man, thanks again for everything!
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Anonymous
May 18, 2012 9:51:05 PM

WR2 said:
You're very close to the minimum specs there.
A good chance you won't be happy with the way that game runs, even on low settings.

Be sure to check for LA Noire fan websites that have ideas on how to best tweak the settings to make the game enjoyable.


I just bought the CPU from ebay! Thanks again man!
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