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#1 gerry13

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 08:51 AM

i'm thinking of upgrading my computer's cpu and graphics card!!i'm gonna buy hardware from the same creator in order to be as compatible as possible,however i nned more proffesional advice...

my current cpu is: AMD athlon 3000+,~2,o ghz
and my current graphics card is: ATI radeon 1600/1650 series
i think my motherboard type is:A32GV11C

i will propably buy an :AMD x3(3,2 ghz 1,5mb) processor and an Sapphire 5450 (PCI-Express, DDR2, 1GB, HM)

my questions are :1.will this hardware be compatible with my motherboard??
2.will my power supply be enough ??

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:48 PM

To answer that we need the type of motherboard you have, and what PSU you have. Please download speccy for motherboard info, and look inside your case for the PSU info.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

my motherboard's info from speccy is:

Motherboard
Version 1.0
Chipset Vendor SiS
Chipset Model 761GX
Chipset Revision 02
Southbridge Vendor SiS
Southbridge Model 965
Southbridge Revision 48
BIOS
Brand American Megatrends Inc.
Version 080012
Date 07/16/2007

my psu type is :

HI-FLOW
model:LC-8460BTX(MAX 450W)

(i don't know a lot about psu so if you need more info,let me know)

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:52 PM

As far as the CPU, no you cannot upgrade it to a x3, that motherboard is socket 939 and most of the modern athlon x3s are either AM2+ or AM3, neither of which will work in a socket 939. As far as the video card, the speccy stuff you listed didnt say what kind of expansion slot it has, but if it has pci express x16 you might be able to upgrade to a low card such as the 5450, but that 450 watt PSU is definetly pushing it. Technically it will have the power but just barely, and thats 450 watts max-that means when you hit 450 watts it will fry.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

As Patriot stated, you cannot upgrade CPU's. In fact, if you decided to try and install a Phenom, Phenom II, AM2 Athlon, or Athlon II in a Socket 939 motherboard, they would be physically incompatible. As for the Radeon 5450, that graphics card takes 400W (Sapphire's page is here), you could use it, but I would prefer to have a slightly more powerful PSU to do it.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 05:44 AM

first of all thanks for the advice!!

maybe some other time i will change my motherboard-which type of motherboards support CPUs like the one i mentioned??

also how much will it cost??

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:29 PM

well, most of your am2 boards will support AM3 CPUs up to 95 watts, AM2+ will usually, though your best off going AM3 if you upgrade now for support for a wider range of CPUs. If you don't upgrade now, I would recomend waiting for the new AM3+ socket and CPUs to come out. And AMD motherboards, for good quality boards such as ASUS or gigabyte, your probably lookin at 45-50 on up for the board, probably another 60 on up for the CPU depending on how much power you want. And of course, add in the memory is probably another 40-50 dollars, because your current memory wont work with a newer AM3 or AM3+ board.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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