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Processor upgrade HELP

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  1. hilton1234

    hilton1234 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am looking to upgrade my PC i was wondering if i could just get a new processor to replace my old one? or would i need a whole new mother board etc.

    My PC is : 760GXK8MC mother Board AMD 754 Sempron, AMD Sempron 3000+ Processor 1.80GHz 1.5 GB ram.

    Thanks,

    Tom Hilton
     
  2. leroys1000

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    Socket 754 is outdated.
    You might want to look into a new motherboard,processor and
    upgrade to DDR2 memory.
    As far as AMD goes,i think the AM2 processors are the latest.
     
  3. hilton1234

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    Hi, is it possible though? i mean i don't play and high spec games or anything, and i didn't really want to fork out on a whole new mother board if i could just up the processor abit? Cheers for your help so far though. Tom
     
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    I am not seeing anything better than a 3400+ in socket 754.
    That's not much of a boost.
     
  5. gamerbyron

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    Yeah, you wouldn't want to upgrade processor because you won't see any difference and also 754 is out of stock, correct me if I'm wrong. I would suggest you to move to Socket AM2.
     
  6. hilton1234

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    Thanks for all your help. What kind of mother board would you recommend. I'm not really a hardcore gamer and not fussed about top spec graphics. i just would like a faster PC as this is running a bit slow. thanks again. Tom
     
  7. hilton1234

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    Hey guys. Some one has offered to give me a 478 socket p4 mother board? is this any better than the one i have? Tom
     
  8. gnuman

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    No it is not the old P4 478 sockets are worse than the Socket 754 AMD processors. If you want an upgrade you can get an Intel Core 2 Duo E2xxx series pretty cheap with a cheap socket 775 motherboard.
     
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    E.g. Abit P35E is great value for money motherboard but you HAVE TO FLASH BIOS. Orignal bios is crap. Then get a dual core - anything from e6xxxx series or e8xxx series (==> 45nm, 6MB cache) Should be a great PC, but note you are effectively buying a new computer.
    (new boards come with PCIex and usually no AGP and SATA instead of PATA (you have PATA/IDE discs I guess, right?)

    If you just want to upgrade what you have, you can get more RAM and faster harddrives.
    Reinstalling Windows also helps a lot with performance ;)
     
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