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Thread: upgrading from Athlon 2500+ to what? It's an ASUS mobo (adamp2p)

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    Hey everyone,

    It's been a while since I posted in the forum. Thanks for having me back. The mechanic I build a computer for from this thread:
    https://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/f-har...our-help-67124

    is looking to upgrade his CPU, and I'm trying to help him find the highest clock speed he can have. He has an ASUS mobo and is running a Athlon XP 2500+ Barton.

    I sent him two links on Ebay to check out, here they are:


    http://cgi.ebay.ca/AMD-Athlon-XP-M-B...3A1|240%3A1318

    and this one:


    http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-ATHLON-XP-27...3%3A1|294%3A50

    One comes with a warranty and one doesn't. Which one do you think he should choose?

    Thanks everyone in advance,

    Adam

    Is VirtualBody1234 still around? What about lynx or bigdogg fox? I'm forgetting a whole bunch of really cool and helpful people!

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    manu1991's Avatar Ancient Philospher BT Rep: +3
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    3800+ lol , thats last generation

    Buy the 7750+ Black Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103300

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    Are you sure it will be compatible with an ASUS non 64 bit mobo?

    THANKS manu1991!

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    manu1991's Avatar Ancient Philospher BT Rep: +3
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    Depends , exactly which mobo ?

    Check if the mobo compatibility page says Am2+

    in fact it would be best if you upgrade the motherboard too . For 110$ , you can get a decent 7750X2 + a 740G based mobo like Foxconn A74MX-K AM2+/AM2 AMD 740G
    Last edited by manu1991; 03-18-2009 at 06:31 PM.

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Manu1991...pay attention, fer crissakes.
    Adam's buddy has a socketA motherboard and DDR memory.

    @adamp2p:
    Unless you're willing to upgrade the entire platform- meaning: CPU, motherboard, memory and vid card- your mechanic is better off just holding on to what he has till it dies.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    clocker, you're still around! So you don't even think he should get this one?

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/AMD-Athlon-XP-M-B...3A1|240%3A1318

    What if he is willing to upgrade CPU, mobo, memory and vid card? What would you suggest? I think his power supply, fans, and case are fine. I would make suggestions, but I've been out of this arena for a while.

    Thanks again.
    Last edited by adamp2p; 03-18-2009 at 06:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Yes...I never left.
    Sad, really.

    What does he need the machine to do?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    LOL. I think he wants to play games with his machine primarily.

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    I'm still here too. It's ROSSCO_2003/ROSSCO_2004/ROSSCO_2005/rossco/tesco. Dunno if you remember me but I remember you from when I first started coming here.
    Welcome back.

    Nothing to say related to the thread though, just wanted to say hi.

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    The socket A platform is dead - and has been for some time.
    Any investment in such would be misguided at best, and downright foolish at worst.


    I would recommend the ASRock AOD790GX mobo. It's a very modern board with a lot of upgrade potential if your friend decides to take things to the next level in the future. It has the highest level integrated graphics, ATI Radeon HD 3300, available today - and is capable of a playable frame rate in most modern games. Although a graphics card is always best, I am assuming that your friend's budget is very tight and keeping future upgrades in mind without wasting money on parts that'll be thrown out quickly - this is a very good route.

    To go along with it I would suggest the AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200. Not the best, but once again I am assuming that price is everything at the moment. It's a reasonable processor that will be more than a noticeable improvement over anything in the socket A platform. Plus, if your friend later decides to invest in a graphics card, it should be able to handle most without a noticeable bottleneck.

    Throw in a gig of cheap DDR2 RAM and parts out of the old system and you got a reasonable system with a ton of future potential for about $180.

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