cpu suggestion

By transviruses
Dec 16, 2006
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  1. Hi all
    My cpu recently got screwed up for some reason, so now im thinking about buying a new cpu. My mobo supports AMD socket 754 Athlon 64/ Sempron. the broken one i have now is a AMD 64 athlon 3200+ ~2.8 Ghz. I use my pc usually on gaming so whats decent AMD processor for gaming? or should i go for duo core?
    thx
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Is this a trick question? ;)

    For gaming, the answer is yes, you should go for core 2 duo. But of course this is all a question of budget, as you would have to upgrade your motherboard, ram and most likely PSU as well in the process.

    Are you interested in putting together a new system, or are you simply wanting to upgrade your CPU in your current system?

    The Asus site seems to be down right now, so I can't confirm the max CPU your board will handle.
  3. transviruses

    transviruses Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    no not at this moment, and yes i just want to upgrade my cpu.
    i think im gonna have to go with a single core AMD cpu.
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Just checked Asus' Japan site, and your motherboard supports a maximum of the 3700 (socket 754). The trouble will be in finding one.... ebay?
  5. transviruses

    transviruses Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 67

    yea thx i will be doing some research on it.
    hmm i dunno if i can trust ebay when it somes to buying computer parts
  6. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 Newcomer, in training Posts: 351

    If you look on Newegg the best Athlon for the 754 is a 3000+ and I looked around a bit at other sites and couldn't find one, so I think you may be stuck with Ebay.
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Yes, Just buy from Ebay with PayPal so if it ever gets messed up or DoA ( dead on arrival ) then you could always get money back ;)
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,067   +13

    paypal is not a guarantee you'll get your money back. In fact, more often than not, paypal sides with sellers. Only buying with a credit card ensures you'll get your money back.
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    But isnt PayPal a credit card but without having to put all the information in all the time?
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