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Windows 7: Help picking a new CPU (current installed CPU not supported)


16 Mar 2012   #1
amraf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Help picking a new CPU (current installed CPU not supported)

Hello
I need a new CPU - my existing CPU is not supported by my motherboard ( I have a Asrocket N68-S motherbaord and a AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+)
I am looking to get a AMD Phenom II X2 560 or the 565 CPU - both CPUs specs are almost the same the only difference between them are the 560 runs at 3300 MHz and the 565 runs at 3400 MHz - But the 565 is 35 more expensive

Is it worth paying more for the better spec Frequency - I am not a gamer I only play snooker 09 from time to time

The list of supported CPUs for my motherboard can be found here
ASRock > Products > N68-S > CPU Support List


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16 Mar 2012   #2
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Where are you located? Here is a triple core clocked at 3.4 for $84.99 Newegg.com - AMD Athlon II X3 460 Rana 3.4GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX460WFGMBOX

A quad core for $124.99Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zosma 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HD96ZTWFGRBOX

A hex core for $149.99 Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1045T Thuban 2.7GHz Socket AM3 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT45TWFGRBOX

All the dual cores seem to be out of stock....Probably due to the fact a lot have unlockable cores which your board supports.

35 Pounds is a little steep for .100 mhz
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16 Mar 2012   #3
amraf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello
I am in the UK
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16 Mar 2012   #4
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Not what your profile shows....Give me a link to where you want to buy the chip from....
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16 Mar 2012   #5
amraf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello
Sorry :-)
Here are some of the sites I normally use ( I normally just google what I am looking for an find the best price)
Computer Hardware - Scan.co.uk
Laptops, Computers, PC Components, MP3 players, Software, Digital Cameras and more - dabs.com
Amazon.co.uk: Low Prices in Electronics, Books, Sports Equipment & more

The nice people at ASrocket support have advised me to make sure that my CPU is on the supported list
Been having issues with this PC for ages and I upgraded and replaced everything bar the PSU\CPU and motherboard
and I am still getting BSOD. It turns out that my CPU is not supported by my motherboard -CPU takes to much power for the MB to cope with (CPU failed Prime95 stress test and Coretemp CPU cant read the power settings. I think I got a 125w CPU but my MB can only support 95w chip - hence looking for a new CPU as a cheaper option then a new motherboard (memory etc)
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16 Mar 2012   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Without knowing your budget this might be a nice one AMD Athlon II X2 265 - Scan.co.uk
It's a OEM chip that usually means it has no cooler included....Dual core 3.3 Might could even manage to unlock the extra cores.....This chips family is on the list but this chip is not since the fastest thing listed is a 3.2...Should work as its a 65 watt chip/ at worst it would clock it at 3.2

This is on the list, but it's more expensive and .300 slower AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.0GHz 2MB AM3 65W Processor (ADX250OCGMBOX) - dabs.com

Same chip a little cheaper AMD Athlon Ii X2 250 / 3 GHz Processor: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories


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17 Mar 2012   #7
amraf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello
Budget is under 100. I ant a gamer so I don't need amazing CPU power. I am running at 3GHz now and my PC runs fine
(well apart from the BSOD I keep getting) I think it probs going to be the Phenom II X2 560 or 565 chip, both within my budget but I will keep my options open
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17 Mar 2012   #8
amraf

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hello
Also might get a new motherbaord with my new CPU - I want to keep my memory and PSU (all new)
Any thoughts would be wonderful
I have attached my memory and system specs


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17 Mar 2012   #9
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Your motherboard uses DDR2 ram....Personally I wouldn't bother upgrading unless I went to a AM3+ board....Those use DDR3 memory
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