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#1 RDoringo

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 12:44 PM

As the title suggests, I'm looking for those in the know to recommend some upgrades for me. My computer currently runs Skyrim, Rift, and Diablo III well, but I want to keep things up to date and prepared for new releases. The parts that I am least likely to upgrade right now are my power supply and my graphics card, as both are relatively new. Thanks.

My current computer's general specs:

Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 255(3.1GHz)
Memory: 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM HDD
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 6870
Processor: AMD Athlon II X2 255(3.1GHz)64 bit dual core
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming Series 600w

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:09 PM

I have a few questions. First, what motherboard are you running, and how many ram slots do you have open?

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:42 PM

You would want to upgrade the CPU but first we need the model of the motherboard.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 09:13 PM

Sorry for forgetting to add the motherboard. It's an AMD 780L

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 11:30 PM

IIts been deactivated by newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131619

If you want to update the CPU you want a new motherboard to keep it up to date The latest socket is AMD3+ which that socket has newer processors on the way Pile driver is the 2nd Gen of AMD FX series.

Now this is only suggestion nothing more

I have Asrock Extreme3 http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970%20Extreme3/ with a AMD FX6100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962

Hope that helps

You have AMD board so I thought you might like updated version of AMD processors

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 10:46 AM

What is your budget? Because at the moment you don't have to upgrade the motherboard. You do have an AM 3 socket and can run a Phenom II processor. Also, you can get a great deal on G Skill 8 GB RAM kits (2x4GB) right now. Look for the Phenom II x4 965 BE on newegg. It is $119 and the G Skill memory runs from about $43 - $60. Again this is all according to your budget.

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%2050008476%20600006069&IsNodeId=1&name=8GB%20%282%20x%204GB%29

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:09 PM

I'm not looking to spend crazy money on top of the line upgrades, but I have a fair amount of money to spend. The prices on the linked items look pretty decent.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

So, I purchased the phenom II 965 BE and the gskill ram. I installed them and booted to a "your mobo doesn't support this CPU" message. I looked into it and it appears that I blindly bought a 125w CPU to put in a mobo that only supports 95w. I've looked at some forums, and while people say that they do run 125w cpus on 95w mobos, I'm not really willing to risk frying my machine.

So, what's the call here? I assume I'm screwed on the price of the CPU now that I installed it. Do I just need to buy a new mobo?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

you can do either/ or here. Depending on where you purchase it you can kindly ask them to replace it due to incompatibility (CPU) with the motherboard. or buy a new inexpensive motherboard that supports the new CPU.

We all made mistakes (human or by listing error) they will know this (newegg or amazon) Kindly please contact costumer support Often times they will help you get it resolve.

I did this once with amazon out of the 30 days warranty.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:23 PM

How about this. I checked the CPU support list and my new CPU is there lol. Is installing a new mobo very difficult? Never installed one before.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-280&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=Phenom+II&Page=1#scrollFullInfo

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

That motherboard would be fine and it's quite a nice board for it's price. It shouldn't be to difficult installing a motherboard.

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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
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:58 PM

Will I be able to simply transfer the CPU to the new mobo? I assume I'll need to add more thermal paste when I switch, but will I need to do anything else?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 12:35 AM

yes do the same procedure as you did to install it to deinstall it

You need anti-static wrist strap
Motherboard standoffs and mounting screws
Motherboard Book
Arctic Sliver Thermal Compound


1. gently unplug the cpu fan connector
2. Unlock the CPU Fan
3. gently wiggle (side to side and pull up gently) the CPU fan to detach the thermal paste dont force it take you time
4. After you detach set it aside on the fan side up dont get static in the cpu
5. Unlock the side bar to release the cpu from the socket
6. Very carefully pick up the cpu and put in back as you found it when you install it. Its come in a package with a cushion. Set that aside.

When you have the new motherboard installed the CPU out of the case and Installed it. You may want to refer to your Book

To deinstalled
1.Unscrew 6 mounting screws and save those.
2.Pick up the motherboard set it ontop of something
3.Inside the case if you case is configuration for ATX motherboard it should
4.Screw in (motherboard standoffs in the correct configurations to allow the motheroboard to be grounded
5.Align the motherboard ontop of the standoffs
6.screw in with equal force do not Over tighten.
7.Maake sure its secured


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