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Upgrading older AMD 64x2 3800+


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#1 ginger_g

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:03 PM

I need advice on upgrading an AMD 64x2 3800+ with 2.00 GHz, 896MB RAM. This system gets slower and slower as my operating system (WinXP) and software get upgraded. It is dual core but I have another system with a single AMD 64 3800+ with 2.41GHz, 992MB RAM that is faster. The dual core is limited to the 2.0 GHz RAM. These systems are only used for office work but the boot process and larger programs (Outlook and Virus software) really bog it down. Any advice is appreciated :)

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 04:43 PM

This will get the specs of your computer.
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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 05:28 PM

Thank you Killerx525

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 09:13 PM

I would strongly upgrade the ram first and see how that goes before we jump in upgrading the processor as you have a AM2 socket and it is quite hard to find a AM2/+ processor nowadays. If your looking for more speed in the processor, you could try overclocking it to a higher frequency but there are some risks to overclocking.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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