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cpu upgrade

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by S-H-A-N-E, 4 Jun 2006.

  1. S-H-A-N-E


    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    I am thinking of upgrade my FX57 to AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+ Socket AM2 , is this a good move ?
  2. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,185

    In my opinion, no because it's too pricey. You will need to buy a new mobo, RAM and CPU just for a minor performance gain...not wise.

    Also, the X2 5000 doesn't even have 1MB L2 Cache, forget that CPU. It has a £500 price tag for a speed bump which you can do yourself.

  3. S-H-A-N-E


    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    So at the mo i have overclocked my FX57 now running at 3GHz , is it work keeping and just upgrading to 7900 GTX ? or Leadtek GeForce 7950 GX2
  4. Broon


    Joined: 16 Oct 2005

    Posts: 360

    Location: Edinburgh

    The FX-57 is only single core ye? have you considered an socket 939 X2?
  5. S-H-A-N-E


    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    no not realy , saying that i don`t think the Nvidia 7950 will fit my motherboard
  6. lay-z-boy


    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Nantwich

    erm, if i were you, i would get 2 7900gtx, the quad sli cards are crap at the moment, and are beaten by x1900xt crossfire and 7900gtx sli and the drivers suck reeeeeal bad.

    Tbh, fx60 + 2*7900gtx. :)
  7. S-H-A-N-E


    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    God i hate PC :mad: you have a high spec machine for around 3-4 months and it all changes , all these new cards and CPU is it worth it , the games don`t change that much , i am better of getting a PS3 , after about 3-4 months you pc is out of date , unless to have money growing in your back garden you can never keep up :mad: :mad: :mad:
  8. Stelly


    Joined: 5 Oct 2005

    Posts: 11,063

    Location: Liverpool

    just wanting to know if you have money to burn? I mean... well... lend me a fiver :)

  9. S-H-A-N-E


    Joined: 7 Jan 2006

    Posts: 191

    Plus pc gaming is not that great anyway
  10. Jimbo Mahoney


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,606

    Why so down? Your PC is great. 3Ghz single core AMD64 is pretty formidable in games. 7800GTX isn't bad either.

    What monitor are you running? If you're still stuck to 1280x1024, get a better monitor and enjoy some 1600 x 1200 (or whatever) goodness :D