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Need some double-checks on new CPU

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Here's what I have currently:

 

ABIT KN8 SLI Motherboard: Supports AMD Athlon 64/64x2/64FX Dual core, 939 Socket CPUs

[not exact board]: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...-225R-_-Product

 

AMD Athlon 64 CPU - 2.2GHz

 

MSI N9800GT Video card

 

2G Memory

 

I need to upgrade my CPU because apparently it can't keep up with my newer video card and support its full potential [40 fps avg in CSS and general dx9 games]

 

So my questions are:

If I upgrade to the 2.9GHz dual core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103279 will it support the 9800 card fully?

If the 2.9GHz is plenty, will it support dual video? [two 9800s]

Will I need more memory?

Etc.

 

And basically, are there any other problems with doing this

 

Thanks a lot =]

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The processor you linked is AM2, you would need 939. However, it's not really worth pouring money in an old platform. IMO, stick to it for a little while longer if you have to and upgrade your processor, board and RAM ;)

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I run a 8800GTS with a dual core socket 939 processor. I haven't found a source game I can't max.

 

However, you're going to be hard pressed to find a good dual core 939 these days...and you'll pay a hefty price premium for one if you can.

 

I'd just hop ship and go for a AM3 setup. About $300 will get you an X2 550, 2x2GB of memory and a nice 790X motherboard. Getting SLI support may be more intimidating.

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I don't know if a 9800gt would be able to do this but that is a pci express x16 slot. (version 1) and The graphics card you have requires a pci-express 2.0 to function to its full potential. I had the same thing happen with my 9800GT. only diffence was my mobo was a Abit KN9-SLI :D. given it is a good board but like Zertz said the System you have is slightly outdated. It may be time to upgrade if you want but I cna almost garuntee that the Board you have will never put the 9800 gt you have on edge. Here is a link to the boards page LINK THIS

 

Also Crazy-nate. Msi makes an am3 board 980a chipset that supports DDR3..... I cannot wait to get one. :)Link THIS

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Yea i knew my comp was outdated, i just figured i could throw $50 into a new dual core and get much better video that what im dealing with.

 

I dunno about the PCI port thing, is that possible? That the slot is causing my video to be dulled down, not the cpu?

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be honest with you its likely not worth your while. your bottle neck is more then likely The components that run the card.

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When do the new AMD fusion processors come out?

2011

Yea i knew my comp was outdated, i just figured i could throw $50 into a new dual core and get much better running video.

Like Nate mentioned, I don't think you'll find a good 939 processor at a decent price.

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Oh yea im an idiot haha i linked that AM2 CPU and not a 939 =p

 

And yea I dont even see 939s anymore really ;/ Oh well looks like i have to get a few new components. No prob, just no money lol

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Well, post up the rest of your hardware. A lot of us here are awfully good about spending other people's money (and optimizing, too!). What resolution do you game at? What games?

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Alright well,

 

I run Windows XP

150G Harddrive [sata]

I have an Acer LCD 19" wide, 1440x900 res is almost always what I use

Nvidia and graphic settings in general are usually set to max [unless its a newer game]

 

That's about all the rest i guess. Or did you mean the rest of what I want? =]

 

Other games I play are Heroes of Newerth, Steam games in general [TF2, CS, HL2, Gmod, etc], and 'smaller' games. Honestly, CSS is the most 'intense' thing i play regularly.

 

*edit* DUH somehow I forgot all about the PS.. It's a Thermaltake, I wanna say 300-450W...that's a guess though

 

*edit* Double checked the res on CSS, it's usually 1280x1024. I tried 1024x768 and the FPS only went up about 20 (from 30 avg to 50 avg)

 

I think i'll make a new post with the hardware I want as well.

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That board ain't too shabby...you might wanna get an opteron for it(if u find one). 2.4Ghz is a speed that should be enough for gaming these days. Maybe save up some more money and just buy a whole new pc...later on.

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