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Need help with upgrading my processor

by mrbananapants / September 12, 2007 11:24 PM PDT

most games to today require a processor speed from 2.5 to 3.0 ghz. and lucky me i have my amd 64 3500 is 2.2 ghz, so im looking to upgrade my processor. the only thing is i dont have alot of money, i need to find a good processor between 2.8 to 3.0 ghz. that were yall come in if yall can help my i would appreciate it. right now i have a emachin t6542 and my motherboard socket is AM2. if any could help my i would appreciate it. by the way i was looking at these 2 proccessors on newegg is this good or bad. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103768
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103771

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For games ...
by Kees Bakker / September 12, 2007 11:37 PM PDT

the video card and the amount of RAM is at least as important (or even more important) as the CPU-speed. It could well be that the best way to spend a fixed amount of money isn't for a CPU but for a graphic card or extra RAM.

Can you tell:
- your current video card
- your current amount of RAM
- two recent games you want to play on this machine

Just to be sure you do the best available thing.

Kees

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ram and graphics card
by mrbananapants / September 13, 2007 3:54 AM PDT
In reply to: For games ...

my graphics card is a nVIDIA Geforce 7300 gs 256mb and i have 1gig and 512mb of ddr2 ram.

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forgot to tell you the games
by mrbananapants / September 13, 2007 6:03 AM PDT
In reply to: ram and graphics card

the two games i want to play are hellgate london and tabula rasa

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Have you tried playing games...
by jbking2 / September 13, 2007 1:04 AM PDT

requiring a 3.0 GHz processor? You may be surprised that your processor might handle them as that 3500 in the processor name means that it has the equivalent of a 3.5 GHz Pentium 4 speed I believe.

Regards,
JB

(Who is quite happy with his 2.6 GHz dual-core processor)

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