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I need a cpu upgrade for my gateway 5200s

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June 14, 2012 8:34:43 PM

The title says it all, I have a Intel® Pentium® 4 520 Processor 3.0ghz, and I want to play games like arma 2, arma 3, diablo 3, I also just bought a new graphics card but I need a new cpu to run some games.

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June 14, 2012 8:41:07 PM

I heard a AMD Phenom II 720 is a good cheaper one, but I don't know what is compatible with my computer...
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June 14, 2012 8:44:49 PM

I would be thinking of a whole new system (keep the hard drive and graphics)
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June 14, 2012 8:45:25 PM

Don't got the money for a new system.
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June 14, 2012 8:46:59 PM

Yeah sorry to let you know man but that needs to be completely rebuilt. You're likely better off building a custom PC than trying to upgrade something that doesn't even have PCIE. I highly doubt your CPU would even be the bottleneck and you wouldn't be able to get a good enough graphics card on that platform even if you were to overpay for the older style.
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June 14, 2012 8:48:31 PM

I have a PCIE, I just installed a asus radeon hd4560 in it.
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June 14, 2012 8:51:22 PM

there isn't an option for upgrade, your cpu is maxing out its socket already. the cpu was released in 2004, time for a new machine.
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June 14, 2012 8:52:34 PM

Ah, well the spec sheet I found online fails then. Again, those games are not overly CPU demanding... you will get way better performance by returning that card and grabbing something along the lines of a HD 6670 or better than you would by doing anything to your CPU.
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June 14, 2012 8:54:10 PM

Ok, well what along the lines of RAM? I only have 1GB
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June 14, 2012 8:56:20 PM

ram for that machine will be way to expensive. 4gig kits for a new machine is around $30 US. don't waste anymore money on that box.
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June 14, 2012 8:57:24 PM

But I don't have the money for a new computer -_-
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June 14, 2012 8:59:04 PM

if you have money for a socket 775 cpu, and drr1 upgrade, and a video card.... you can grab a new mb, cheap cpu and ram for about that same price. dont throw money into an 8year old box.
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June 14, 2012 8:59:48 PM

Well on can you run it it says My CPU dosen't pass, and I need 1.5gb of ram for diablo 3.
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