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Windows 7: Suggest a processor please!

10 Mar 2010   #1
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 
Suggest a processor please!

Hi! Well today I got $100 and can trade in my AMD Athlon x64 dual core processor for about eighty. it runs at 2.7 Ghz. I want the best processor for gaming, that performs the best. It MUST me AMD as I am anti Intel :P Thanks in advance guys


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10 Mar 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You need to give us your mobo info.
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10 Mar 2010   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth View Post
I want the best processor for gaming, that performs the best. It MUST me AMD as I am anti Intel :P
It's too bad that you have eliminated all of the Intel processors from your choices...as today they are the best performing CPU's out there. There was a time that AMD was the gamer CPU of choice....but right now they are getting beat out by the Intel's.

Give us the details on your mobo and such and we can help out. You must have an AM2 or AM3 socket with your current board. You aren't planning to upgrade the board as well are you.
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10 Mar 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you have an AM2 socket, then the 5600+ is the best you can get ( Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+ Brisbane 2.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops ) provided your mobo can support it.
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10 Mar 2010   #5
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

I have a Gigabyte ga-m61pme-s2p. I'm pretty sure its AMD bound only, but I'm not TOO sure.
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10 Mar 2010   #6
DocBrown

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

I think this it it at NewEgg

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61PME-S2 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

ModelBrandGIGABYTEModelGA-M61PME-S2Supported CPUCPU Socket TypeAM2CPU TypeAthlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 / SempronChipsetsNorth BridgeNVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430MemoryNumber of Memory Slots2240pinMemory StandardDDR2 800Maximum Memory Supported8GBChannel SupportedDual Channel


Looks like it is a AM2 socket
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10 Mar 2010   #7
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Per Gigabyte site:
  1. Support for Socket AM3/ AM2+/ AM2 processors: AMD Phenom™ FX processor/ AMD Phenom™ X4 processor/ AMD Phenom™ X3 processor/ AMD Athlon™ X2 processor/ AMD Athlon™ processor/ AMD Sempron™ X2 processor/ AMD Sempron™ processor
(Note) If you install AMD AM3/ AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherboard, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MT/s) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM3/ AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.

Need to look at the Bios version to see which CPU in those classes it will support.

Two versions of that MB 1.0 and 1.3 . Which version do you have.
Here are the links to the supported CPU by Bios F?

http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ver=#anchor_os

http://www.gigabyte.us/Support/Mothe...ver=#anchor_os

Looks like the Phenom II X4 945 is the highest supported on both rev depending on Bios.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rchResult=True


Jim
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12 Mar 2010   #8
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

Well my 'cessor is sitting at 2.714 Ghz, atm, someties 2.715 so I dont think that would make a noticable difference, would it?
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12 Mar 2010   #9
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kylefrikkentoth View Post
Well my 'cessor is sitting at 2.714 Ghz, atm, someties 2.715 so I dont think that would make a noticable difference, would it?
You might not see much difference in games since the video card is doing most of the work. Now if you went with a AM3 board and DDR3 memory you may see some increase. Might be better to just save you money for a future update of MB,Memory,CPU and Video Card.

Jim
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14 Mar 2010   #10
kylefrikkentoth

64 bit Windows seven home premium
 
 

Well would my Motherboard support intel? Because I think I might give it a second chance.
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