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Windows 7: Quad core?

11 Jan 2009   #1
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 
Quad core?

I'm thinking about buying this: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
to replace this that I have now: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

I could also get this combo if I buy the quad core: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
which would be good because right now I'm using the integrated ATI Radeon X1200

Think its worth it? Will it make that much of a difference? (I'm getting a video card anyway so my question is more for whether the processor is worth it)


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11 Jan 2009   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tdk08.

I believe you now have an AM2 socket and the Quad requires an AM2+; the problem is that the AM2+ is not backward compatible.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.













Later Ted
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11 Jan 2009   #3
johngalt

 

I fixed yer post - just post the URL and the board software parses the page title and makes it into a much nicer link....
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11 Jan 2009   #4
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello tdk08.

I believe you now have an AM2 socket and the Quad requires an AM2+; the problem is that the AM2+ is not backward compatible.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
No, believe me, I made sure that my MB is compatible with the quad core. It has an AM2+.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
I fixed yer post - just post the URL and the board software parses the page title and makes it into a much nicer link....
Thanks.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Howdy.

What a shame the mobo can use a Quad and whoever built it put a dual in it....


I'd do it if I were you. What PSU do you have in it?













Later Ted
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11 Jan 2009   #6
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Howdy.

What a shame the mobo can use a Quad and whoever built it put a dual in it....


I'd do it if I were you. What PSU do you have in it?













Later Ted
Its a crappy 300 watt PSU so I would have to get a new one of those right? lol I guess with the quad core and new video card its pretty obvious
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11 Jan 2009   #7
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdk08 View Post
Its a crappy 300 watt PSU so I would have to get a new one of those right? lol I guess with the quad core and new video card its pretty obvious
Absolutely Sir.
At least a 450 watt whatever brand you choose supports for your AM2+ socket AMD dual core/quad core, and SLi.
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11 Jan 2009   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tdk08 View Post
Its a crappy 300 watt PSU so I would have to get a new one of those right? lol I guess with the quad core and new video card its pretty obvious
Who was the box built by; HP?













Later Ted
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11 Jan 2009   #9
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Who was the box built by; HP?













Later Ted
Originally IBM but I switched out parts over time, there's not much left of the original parts except for the case.
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11 Jan 2009   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I was just curious because HP is fond of the Athlons.


















Later Ted
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