Which Upgrades Should I Get For My Computer?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:54 PM
I plan on getting Diablo 3 and Skyrim on it and I want to see if: 1. My computer is compatible with those parts. 2. If those parts are worth it and if there's anything better for a lower cost.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:48 PM
Also, that CPU/APU is NOT compatible with your system - the APUs use FM1, not AM3 like your system. I wouldn't count on a bulldozer working either, since it requires a BIOS update (and typically, manufacturers like hp and dell don't expect people to be doing a lot of tinkering and upgrading on their systems). A faster Athlon x2 might work though.
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 31 May 2012 - 07:49 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:52 PM
Socket type: AM2
TDP: 89 watt
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:
Athlon 64 X2 with Dual Core technology up to 5600+ (up to 89 watt)
Athlon 64 less than 4000+
Sempron less than 4000+
This is the fastest chip available for your machine:
As to the power supply, I would suggest either going Antec, or Corsair. Both have inexpensive PSU's that will supply enough power for your machine and a capable video card (550Ti or 560Se).
Lastly, that machine does support faster ram - 800mhz DDR2. I would highly recommend moving to 800's if you can.
This kit would be a solid choice, just replace what you have in there, and use this in it's place. 4GB of 800Mhz ram should do extremely well for you.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:17 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:16 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 07:23 PM
Are there any parts that you'd suggest for me to get that are better than the ones I selected that are the same price as the ones on amazon, that I can get on Ebay?
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:00 PM
This post has been edited by LiveBrianD: 01 June 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:24 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:25 PM
That right there will work perfectly, though I would suggest shopping around to see if you can get a better deal on the CPU.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:27 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:55 AM