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Windows 7: better processer help with less lag in game?

07 Jan 2011   #1

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better processer help with less lag in game?

I lag from time to time and its coming to be annoying and want to know if it helps?

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07 Jan 2011   #2
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If you're talking about gaming then yes it is holding you back, in some (most) cases by quite a bit. Here is a review of that CPU,

AMD Sempron 140 2.70 GHz Review - Page 1/13 | techPowerUp

It has the slightly faster x2 240 (2800 MHz vs yours at 2700 MHz) which isn't enough to show as much difference in performance, as the extra core on the x2 over your single core. Sorry to say but your video card isn't helping much either.

Unfortunately with it being a Compaq there is also a good possibility that they have bios locked it from changing the CPU to a faster model, been know (and seen here on this forum before) that despite the specs for the computer saying it will work with faster CPU's,

Compaq Presario CQ5500Y Desktop PC Product Specifications Compaq Presario CQ5500Y Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Quote:
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
  • AMD Phenom II Quad-Core
  • AMD Phenom II Triple-Core
  • AMD Phenom Quad-Core (A) 9xxx series (AM2+)
  • AMD Phenom Triple-Core (T) 8xxx series (AM2+)
  • AMD Athlon X4
  • AMD Athlon X3
  • AMD Athlon X2 (B) (AM2+)

when the person(s) in question tried to install the new CPU the system failed to boot. Not saying that it will happen in your case if you decide to go for a CPU upgrade, but being prepared if you do and it doesn't work helps.

Now with all that said if you do decide to take the plunge, let us know how much you're willing to spend as we can recommend a couple of CPU's for you.
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07 Jan 2011   #3

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would this work and will I be able to play combat arms lagless? CompUSA.com | HD860BWCJ3BGH | AMD Phenom X3 8600B OEM Processor
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07 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Thing is, the 4350 would also choke on Combat Arms and other games.
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07 Jan 2011   #5

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really?
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07 Jan 2011   #6
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Probably, but I would tend to avoid first gen Phenoms. It is also an OEM processor which means you will also have to buy a heatsink to go with it and your current one likely isn't enough for that x3.

I would be more inclined to look at something from the Athlon II x2/x3/x4 line, as they will run cooler, use less power and be faster than that Phenom x3. For an x2 something like this,

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor ADX250OCGMBOX
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07 Jan 2011   #7

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I can only spend about 50 and whats the prob with getting that one?
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07 Jan 2011   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joelkat View Post
I can only spend about 50 and whats the prob with getting that one?
Age, meaning that performance in newer applications would be mediocre at best.
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07 Jan 2011   #9

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running at lowest settings on the game should I run a stable 40 FPS?
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07 Jan 2011   #10
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To give an idea as to the difference between the x2 250 (have to use the 100 MHz faster 255, but that won't make much of a difference) I linked to and the x3 8600 (they don't have the 8600 but the 8650, with the only difference between them being the TLB fix),

Bench - CPU - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

First the x2 is much faster, 3.0 GHZ vs the 2.3 GHz of the 8650.

Even if $50.00 is all you can afford, as I said previously you're going to have to buy a heatsink to go with that 8650 and that will add at least another $30.00 to it for one half decent. That x2 250 is only $11.00 more and it does come with a heatsink.
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