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#1 mason1370

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

I have a desktop PC at my house and right now is it running AMD Anthlon ™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ 2.50 GHz and i was wanting to upgrade it so it will be faster. i was looking at the intel I7 3.06 GHz i was wondering would it be worth my 246 dollars to amazon or would i not notice a big difference?
I am not very knowledgeable about computers but i was hoping to learn a lot by updating and rebuilding my computer.
I can give more information if needed

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:04 PM

The socket is completely different from Intel's socket. So if you want the i7 you gonna have to change out things like the motherboard and ram.

The socket is completely different from Intel's socket. So if you want the i7 you gonna have to change out things like the motherboard and ram.

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:15 PM

Ok then i probably not end up going to intel are there an AMD that you can recommend

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:04 AM

You may want to post what your computer actually is made of with Speccy. That will give us an idea of what is inside. Not all motherboards take all CPU's, even if they physically fit. We need to know which motherboard you are using. In general, your old CPU uses an older architecture, a similarly clocked Athlon II X2 would be more efficient. However, you are probably looking for an upgrade. In the land of AMD, you would either want an Athlon II X4 or, if you wanted a more performance, Phenom II X4. If you are doing any video gaming, you should get a CPU that is 2.8 GHz. or faster regardless of whichever you choose. However, we need to know what motherboard you have to make any suggestions at all.

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