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which $160 or less amd processor?


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#1 printerandink

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:57 PM

I'm looking at this AMD thuban 1055t and the x4 980 BE (its their most powerful phenom quad core). I was also thinking of just getting the fx 4100 and upgrading later since it's getting to be so cheap. I still wonder if I should wait for bulldozer 2.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

It depends on what your motherboard will take and the BIOS. Which motherboard do you have? Of those CPU's your mentioned, the Thuban is the most powerful. The upcoming newer Bulldozer CPU's, will be a bit more efficient.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 12:45 AM

the motherboard would take any of them.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:22 AM

And i am assuming this is a AM3+ motherboard with a 970 or 990 chipset?

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:06 AM

For Gaming - you can't go wrong with a AMD Phenom II x4.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

It would be an am3+ but I don't know about the chip set.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

With AMD's current chipset, it functions like this. The 970 chipset is basic and is also the one all subsequent chipsets are based off. The 970's are not meant for Crossfire and frequently come with only a single PCI-E X16 slot. The 990X is very similar to the 970, but comes with an additional, albeit slow, PCI-E X16 slot. The 990FX chipset is the flagship and comes with several PCI-E X16 slots at full speed with both SLI and Crossfire. AMD has followed the x70, x99X, x990FX, moniker for the past few generations. The AM3+ socket is also backwards compatible with AM3 CPU's.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

What are the 870 and sb850 then?

Will the motherboard actually limit the performance of the pc if I don't crossfire?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:20 PM

The 870 is part of the 800 series of chipsets, which is older and may not support current CPU's. You are better off going with a 900 series chipset. Non-Crossfire performance will not be impacted based on the choice of motherboard.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:40 PM

I believe the SB850 is the Southbridge.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 11:31 PM

Is the biostar bio remote a security risk?

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

A Windows MCE remote control a security risk? All this does is allow you to use a remote control with Windows without the need for additional hardware with many of the IR functions built-in on the motherboard. The actual IR software is plug-&-play with Windows, so additional software outside of Windows is mostly optional for basic functionality.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:37 AM

So there's no way it could augment the ability of a person to get into it either from the net or directly?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 12:03 PM

An IR port for a MCE remote? Windows would need to see the IR signal and know what to do with it, the big green button on the remote opens Media Center, from there, the rest of the buttons can be used to navigate similar to a DVR. Most remote control devices outside a MCE remote work on wifi, Bluetooth, or some other radio signal, not IR. Such devices are wireless mice and keyboards along with more complex MCE remotes. IR is generally not used much anymore as it is line of sight.

I suppose it is possible with a dedicated hacker on an unsecure Windows PC, but it would be extremely difficult and happen under very specific circumstances. I doubt Microsoft would have left such a vector open for possible attack with unauthorized devices anyway.

If you're really paranoid, put a piece of tape over the IR port, that would block the signal.

Edited by DJBPace07, 27 January 2012 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:17 PM

I had forgotten. The reason it bugged me was because of the ability to connect a smart phone via it. (I was being lazy and didn't want to look it up again.)

Edited by printerandink, 27 January 2012 - 01:18 PM.





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