Compaq SR1710NX changing cpu question

By raymel1 ยท 4 replies
Oct 15, 2009
  1. I have a Desktop that I would like to get more out of, as I really don't want to have to buy a new pc right now. I have 1.68GB RAM to be exact., other than that, the PC is stock.

    Compaq Presario SR1710NX Desktop PC

    Base processor
    Sempron (P) 3400+ 2.0 GHz
    1600 MT/s (mega transfers/second)
    Socket 939

    I have no experience at all in changing a cpu, but I have read that the

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core 2.0GHz Socket 939

    has been used by other people to upgrade their PC to a dual core cpu.

    I would like the expertise of you here to let me know if it would be alright for me to purchase a AMD 64 X2 3800+ Socket 939 and swap it with the cpu I have now.

    If it were switched, how much of a benefit would I get, or would i just be better off to get another pc.

    I dont play alot of video games on my pc, but I would like to play Left 4 Dead and maybe Left 4 Dead 2 when that comes out, but that isnt the biggest reasons for me to make this pc faster.

    I would like your opinions, and helpful links if possible, in what I can do to make this pc last longer.

    thank you
  2. raymel1

    raymel1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump for an answer
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Unlikely, that game is pretty graphics card dependent. And I thought it already came out o.o.

    Probably a new PC, or you could replace most of your current one, almost the same either way.

    EDIT: Is this your computer: ?
    It seems you have a PCIE slot, which means you could support a decent graphics card, if you upgrade your power supply.

    What is your budget?

    Bump for anyone who is old enough to know Socket 939 :).
  4. raymel1

    raymel1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes that is my pc.

    Im only looking to spend maybe a couple hundred $, as Christmas is coming up and I have alot of presents to buy.

    I was looking on Ebay and seen some pc's for a decent enough price and i really dont care if their used or not. I really want to get away from a single core cpu as i believe it will be helpful in some multi-tasking.

    I dont really understand it all, so im trying to find out all i can.

    thanks again.
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    I think not, even the single core is usually enough for many common applications, though for gaming you will likely need a better processor...
    For the graphics card, you can probably spend about $50 for the powersupply, along with $60 - $70 for a 4670.
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