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Windows 7: debating AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor

19 Oct 2010   #1

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debating AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor

Hey there guys, not sure if this is the right area for this or not, but im looking to pick up a new AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core processor at 3 Ghz.

Now Right now I have a P4 2.4 Ghz Socket 478, and I would like to upgrade my CPU, but cant really see this socket type going much higher than a single 3 ghz.

I am looking to invest in the AMD Athlon™ X2 Dual-Core, but Im not sure which mobo I would need to be able to have it work properly.

Unless you guys can just recommend a good upgrade to my cpu which wont have me get a new mobo.

thanks guys!

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19 Oct 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I just did a search, & I think the socket 478 is for Intel CPU's. If you want an AMD CPU,
you could probably find a combo deal of CPU & motherboard at NewEgg, TigerDirect, or
Fry's Electronics at reasonable prices over just buying a 3.0 ghz CPU.
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19 Oct 2010   #3

HP Win7 Pro x64 | Custom Win7 Pro x64

I highly recommend considering the Athlon II X2 over the Athlon64 X2, it's basically the newer version, and is available from dual core up to quad core. This would require new memory and a new motherboard.
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