Noob with processor question

By SwaintaN
Apr 21, 2009
  1. OK I have HP Pavilion a1700n, I upgraded my video card, running dual hds, getting ready to update power supply, running 4g ram, want to upgrade my processor, current processor is

    AMD Athlon™ 64 x2 Dual Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz

    what can I upgrade to and what do I need to know to make my choice, this NOOB will apprecaite the help, thanks!
  2. PaulWuzHere

    PaulWuzHere TS Maniac Posts: 270

    Okay, assuming your motherboard is socket AM2 and only supports AM2 here are a few options.

    5200+ 2.7Ghz 65nm 512kb X 2 L2Cache GOOD

    5600+ 2.9Ghz 65nm 512kb X 2 L2Cache BETTER

    6000+ 3.0Ghz 90nm 1mb X 2 L2Cache BEST

    Now there are more options if your motherboard supports AM2+. Check with CPU-Z
  3. SwaintaN

    SwaintaN TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah my socket is am2 can I use an am2+ chip?
    I was looking at AMD Phenom II x4 940 3.0Ghz 6MB Quad Core Black Edition
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