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Asus m2a-vm

  1. Before i begin my Question, i'm going to give out my System Specs -

    ASUS M2A-VM Socket AM2/AM2+ (according to Asus Website)
    XFX GEFORCE 7600 GT 256mb
    8GB DDR2 DUAL CHANNEL 800MHZ RAM
    AMD ATHLON 62 X2 6400 3.2GHZ
    1TB HDD
    600W P.S.

    Okay, Now for the interesting part

    According to the Motherboard Description in the Asus website i can fit a Quad Core processor on my Motherboard and it will run Perfectly fine.

    here's my First Question - Is this True?

    My Second question is -

    i would like to purchase a quad core processor and a new video card to be able to play the latest games i have without having to bring the settings down.

    Also, i need it to be under 400 dollars

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks all for your help
     
  2. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Can a mod remove this please? i dont think anyone can help?

    Thanks though
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Probably not until you give more details about your power supply.
     
  4. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Well its a 600 watt power supply. the brand is Corsair the enthusiast series ATX 12v Crossfire and Sli Ready.
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

  6. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 156

    i also saw that i would be capped out a 1000mhz due to the motherboard being so old. should i just stick to something along those speeds?

    And would i be experiencing any sort of bottleneck?

    thanks for your help Hellokitty
     
  7. uzbuk

    uzbuk TS Rookie

  8. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    Oh, no should be fine.
    You'd possibly might be bottlenecked by your CPU, so maybe a 6770 6750.
     
  9. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Thanks,

    I went ahead and i got the Phenom X4 i'm stuck at 1,000mhz but the processor was only 1,200 so the 200 arent really that important to me.


    Thanks for your help
     
  10. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I really don't know what you mean by 1,000mhz.
    Are you talking about the hypertransport speed?
     
  11. Tomorrow_Rains

    Tomorrow_Rains TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 156

    Yes,

    The hyper transport is stuck at 1,000

    Sorry i didnt make that clear
     

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