Motherboard upgrade from Pentium D to Athlon 64 x2 dual core 4600+
Does it worth to upgrade pentium d 945 to Athlon 64 x2 dual core 4600+ with A8M2N-LA motherboard.And plzz tell how far this motherboard is to be upgraded??
I think you would be better off upgrading the Intel board you have to something like a core 2 duo. The anthlon is only a little bit better and the best cpu that board will take is the Anthlon x2 5000+.
athlon 64 x2 @ 2.4ghz is about 25% faster than pentium d 945 @ 3.4ghz. It may sound like a decent upgrade at first, but...
Unless you are getting the parts for free, I don't think any baby step upgrade is worth it for cpu+mobo from that generation. it is simply too outdated. In current applications, you simply won't feel anything. Upgrading to even the lowest dual core cpu from current gen (i.e. IVB dual core @ 2.8) will get you performance 3 times that, so think about jumping ship to current gen stuff. Even going to Core 2 Duos will get you nearly double the performance of pentium d.