Okay I think it's time to upgrade my CPU. It runs kinda laggy in Farcry Editor mode and I'm just sick of it. My memory and graphics card are just fine. I've been searching at Newegg and Mwave but I can't find anything beyond 2.0 ghz for my system specs. Currently I have: Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard. I don't know what kind of CPU I have. I just know it's AMD and it runs at 2.0. How can I find out what kind of chip I have? I checked AsusTek.com and they said my motherboard is "Socket A" and "Pin 462." From my searching online, I cannot find anything that points to what version of the AMD chip I have. Is it AMD [plain ole], or AMD XP? And WTF is Sempron? I've seen that everywhere. I plan on getting a chip, if possible, that runs at 3.0 ghz or above. Please help me out. Thank you.
The best you could do is +2800 semperon with that. I would be alot easier to get a new socket 939(new very fast) motherboard. You can get a good motherboard for about $110 and a +3000 processor for $150.
So what should I do? Backup all my data, music and stuff, power off and install the parts? This is one area of computers I don't understand. Is it like putting a new memory stick in the motherboard, or is the process more intensive? I don't think I even want to remove my old mobo and stick in a new one. I mean, I don't know the first thing about that, I'd probably end up taking it to CircuitCity or Bestbuy and having some tech weenie do it for me. [And if I got that new board, my Rad 9800 Pro would be practically crap. Since it wouldn't be PCI-Express compatible. I'd need [in my computer's best interest] to get a new video card too.] Why is everything with computers so complicated? :uhm:
You can find out what processor you have by going to RUN and type in dxdiag or look at the properties of "my computer". The dxdiag will show you more info.
Well, all the new hardware should really be on SLI or PCI-E, so I'm gonna save my pennies and do a big upgrade. I'm thinking: a GF Nforce 3 939 pin mobo some 3.0 or equivalent CPU nice 1066mhz bus 600 watt cooling [no water] 2 gig Corsair PC3200 DDR2 hitachi kt250 twin drives [still keep my LaCie 2.0 tb storage] GF 7800 silvertone case Logitech mx518 mouse
Probably run me in the mid 1000s. But I think I'll stay with Win2k, till I really see a big deal with Win64x. Maybe I'd do it to see Farcry in 64 bit. Nice that you can use 4 gig memory in 64Bit. WinXPPro only [only!?] allows 2.5 gig memory.