Best AMD processor for setup

By ericcothran
Jan 16, 2008
  1. I'm looking to upgrade my processor and was thinking of going with the AMD 6000+ black box edition, but then I see this new Phenom. Which would be best for my current setup?

    Mobo = MSI model# MS-7253
    Processor = AMD Sempron 3400+ (AM2 socket)
    RAM = 2gb
    Video Card = 8500gt
    PSU = 450watt
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    you can't do either on that board according to MSI

    Supports Athlon 64 X2 CPU: 3800+, 4000+, 4200, 4400+, 4600+, 4800+, 5000+, 5200+
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    IMO, forget about the Phenom and get a 5000+ Black Edition instead. Pair it with a good CPU cooler like the Thermalright Ultra 120 and you'll be able to get it to 3GHz and beyond. In any case, your mobo doesn't support Phenom CPUs so it's a non-issue.
  4. ericcothran

    ericcothran TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 59

    Well, what would be a cheap/reliable mobo I could get to support one?
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