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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, this is my old comp's mobo; ASRock Motherboard - Product - K8Upgrade-1689 - Overview.

The thing is, I want to upgrade it so it's slightly faster, right now it has a single-core 1.6Ghz Sempron, but according to those specs it can have a 64-bit Athlon. Now, my question is can it be dual-core or must it be single-core? I'm hoping I can upgrade it to a 3.2Ghz D-C Athlon.

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Old 01-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You have a socket 754 system. AMD never made any dual core s754 processors. Sorry.

Looks like the 3700+ (2.4 GHz) is the best they put out, but finding one for less than the price of a small country could be a mean trick, as s754 was discontinued before s939... and, believe me, I have tried to find some decent prices on those.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah, thanks for the help
I did manage to find a S754 CPU, unfortunately it's the exact same one I have already >_<

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I feel your pain. I have s754 as well. I'm just going to do some cheap upgrades, around 250 bucks or so. Cause it costs 300 bucks to get a 3700+, and that's a waste.
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With $250 you can buy an am2+ mobo, ram and a dual core.
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With $250 you can buy an am2+ mobo, ram and a dual core.
And a core contact cooler, after MIRs.
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