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Hi all, I have a ASUS Crosshair, v1.0 and AM2 5200+ I wonder if it is worth putting in an AM2+6000+, or 6400+ Or should I wait til it all fails to buy intel. Sofar it runs well. Wont OC much at all. The RAM runs less than it should, so I upped the 5200 from 2.6 to 2.7. Not bad. It took the RAM up a bit, but then I tried to go over 2.7 and the CPU jumped from 40deg.c to 68deg.c and froze up. Back to 2.6 and a few freeze-ups and the b...h settled down. The reason I ask is I have an MSIK9Nplatinum spare, and could make it my breakdown gamer. I also have a second 8800GTX that is also spare. I'm invalid pensioner, so $ are always tight. Thanks guys....




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#2 10 years ago
Cespenar;4782495Hi all, I have a ASUS Crosshair, v1.0 and AM2 5200+ I wonder if it is worth putting in an AM2+6000+, or 6400+ Or should I wait til it all fails to buy intel. Sofar it runs well. Wont OC much at all. The RAM runs less than it should, so I upped the 5200 from 2.6 to 2.7. Not bad. It took the RAM up a bit, but then I tried to go over 2.7 and the CPU jumped from 40deg.c to 68deg.c and froze up. Back to 2.6 and a few freeze-ups and the b...h settled down. The reason I ask is I have an MSIK9Nplatinum spare, and could make it my breakdown gamer. I also have a second 8800GTX that is also spare. I'm invalid pensioner, so $ are always tight. Thanks guys....

Well a +6000 and +6400 are terrible buys. If u want to stick with your existing system and drop a new processor in there buy an Athlon x2 7750. It comes clocked at 2.7GHz with x2 512KB L2 Caches and an additional 2MB L3 cache. It will put those older K8s to shame.




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#3 10 years ago
RadioShackRob;4782580Well a +6000 and +6400 are terrible buys. If u want to stick with your existing system and drop a new processor in there buy an Athlon x2 7750. It comes clocked at 2.7GHz with x2 512KB L2 Caches and an additional 2MB L3 cache. It will put those older K8s to shame.

Thanks My 5200 has 2MB L2cache. I was hoping some one might know if any Phenoms can run in the AM2 board. In Tom's Hware Crysis and 3D Mark Vantage CPU run a fair bit better with Phenom 3 and Phenom 4. Which are very pricey here in Australia. 7750 X2 Black = $160.15(AU)AM2 9550 X4 --- = $227.90(AU)AM2+ 9950 X4 Black = $332.65(AU)AM2+ Thanks again for reply.




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Cespenar;4783392Thanks My 5200 has 2MB L2cache. I was hoping some one might know if any Phenoms can run in the AM2 board. In Tom's Hware Crysis and 3D Mark Vantage CPU run a fair bit better with Phenom 3 and Phenom 4. Which are very pricey here in Australia. 7750 X2 Black = $160.15(AU)AM2 9550 X4 --- = $227.90(AU)AM2+ 9950 X4 Black = $332.65(AU)AM2+ Thanks again for reply.

*********************** Techgage has an article that says these highend upgrades are not worth it. I only do gaming, so multi cores are not neccessary.




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#5 10 years ago
Cespenar;4783479*********************** Techgage has an article that says these highend upgrades are not worth it. I only do gaming, so multi cores are not neccessary.

Are these the same guys who agreed with bill gates when he said we will never need anything more then a 486? The 7750 is an AM2+ and will work as long as u update your BIOS.




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#6 10 years ago
Cespenar;4783479*********************** Techgage has an article that says these highend upgrades are not worth it. I only do gaming, so multi cores are not neccessary.

Graphically intensive games definitely benefit from multi-core CPUs. There are some games now that just about need a quad core rather than just a dual core. And the faster they are, the better most games will run.

I'd save your money and buy an Intel quad board/cpu. Then again, I don't know the economics of doing such in your neck of the woods.




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Oblivious;4783612Graphically intensive games definitely benefit from multi-core CPUs. There are some games now that just about need a quad core rather than just a dual core. And the faster they are, the better most games will run.

I'd save your money and buy an Intel quad board/cpu. Then again, I don't know the economics of doing such in your neck of the woods.

Thanks guys, I will do that. I did I just did 3DMark06 and got 8958 with CPU at 2617mhz. I FSB'd it up to 2730mhz and got 9278. I think I'll keep stalking and Farcrying for the time being. Thanks again.




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#8 10 years ago

Oblivious is right. There are many newer games that support multiple threads and therefore would benefit from a quad-core CPU. Yes. An Asus crosshair will support a Phenom, provided you have have flashed it with the appropriate BIOS upgrade. While I would tend to agree with Oblivious concerning the Intel quad CPU and board, computer components are a bit steeper Down Under (adjusted for exchage) than they are state-side; and if an invalid pension is anything like Social Security Disability, I imagine that's a little too rich. On average, most game benchmarks show that the 7000 series X2s perform a little worse than the 6000 series, and about the same as your 5000 series CPU. If it were me, I would save up for a while and get a 9000 series. One other thing, I found a Phenom X4 9550 and 9950 at umart.com.au (Brisbane Southside) for 198 and 274 AUD repectively.




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#9 10 years ago
Kwould;4783765Oblivious is right. There are many newer games that support multiple threads and therefore would benefit from a quad-core CPU. Yes. An Asus crosshair will support a Phenom, provided you have have flashed it with the appropriate BIOS upgrade. While I would tend to agree with Oblivious concerning the Intel quad CPU and board, computer components are a bit steeper Down Under (adjusted for exchage) than they are state-side; and if an invalid pension is anything like Social Security Disability, I imagine that's a little too rich. On average, most game benchmarks show that the 7000 series X2s perform a little worse than the 6000 series, and about the same as your 5000 series CPU. If it were me, I would save up for a while and get a 9000 series. One other thing, I found a Phenom X4 9550 and 9950 at umart.com.au (Brisbane Southside) for 198 and 274 AUD repectively.

Thanks. Those prices are reasonable, for AMD.