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Can my computer handle it?


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#1 DjangoEX

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:45 AM

Hey first off here are the computer specs from when I bought it :
AMD Athlon II 64 X2 250 Dual-Core 3.0GHz AM3 Processor
AMD STANDARD COOLING FAN
Asus M4N68T-M V2 Socket AM3/ GeForce 7025/ DDR3-1800(O.C.)/ A&V&GbE/ MATX Motherboard
4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333MHz (PC3 10600) Dual Channel
250GB 7200 RPM 16MB CACHE SATA 3.0Gb/s
22X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW W/LIGHTSCRIBE
ATI RADEON HD 5670 1GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI/VGA VIDEO CARD
REALTEK 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL SOUND ONBOARD
REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
NZXT ALPHA MID-TOWER ATX CASE
( x 2 ) 120mm CASE FAN
hec X ORION 585 WATT POWER SUPPLY

Now what I'm wondering is if upgrading my CPU to a AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor is going to be too much for my power supply. Also later on I'll be upgrading my graphics card so suggestions on that would be appreciated as well thanks.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

Hi

This is the official ASUS CPU support list. Only CPU on this list will work. Also pay attention to the Since BIOS version shown, You may or may not need to upgrade the BIOS too.

I mention this since I didn't see your proposed upgrade listed. Since you are looking at a 125 watt processor your old power supply could handle it. It depends on what Video card you have and what its draw is along with everything else in the computer.

Only buy a CPU from the supported CPU list and avoid headaches. Also you will most likely have to upgrade your Heat sink / Fan assembly too.

Good Luck
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#3 DjangoEX

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

My video card is the ATI RADEON HD 5670 1GB DDR3 DVI/HDMI/VGA VIDEO CARD. What CPU would you recommend for a quad core upgrade around the same price? Also I'm not familiar with the fans and heatsinks could you recommend some also?

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:04 PM

The best CPU upgrade you can get is the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition which the power supply should be able to handle it as that 6670 doesn't draw to much power.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

Alright cool and would I just be able to use the heatsink that comes with it or would you suggest I buy more cooling?

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:09 AM

The stock heatsink would be fine but if you wanted a quieter a system, then this Noctua cooler is perfect.

Edited by killerx525, 26 November 2012 - 12:37 AM.

>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
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:21 AM

buy a better psu so that you'll have more options for upgrades..

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

I think that this cpu handles everything I want to do fine and I don't have much extra cash to spare so I'm just going to go with it.I don't run anything at 1080p ultra settings so I think I should be good.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

The CPU should be able to easily handle 1080P contents without a problem.

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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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