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Old 11-20-2012, 09:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Good morning people yesterday I opened up my case to do dust cleaning and stuff... Guess previous owner put tad too much paste on CPU n heatstink, so I tried to pull it off and man it was hard and got but, CPU slipped from my hand and it hitted the table and bent some pins :/ its single core AMD Athlon s939 yes it old lol along with Asus a8n-sli deluxe and galaxy GeForce 8400gs, 2.5gb DDR ram and 120 sata hard drive. Was wondering if I should upgrade to AMD Athlon 64x2 or something. What sites would u suggest for that. My budget is only 100 bucks.... MAYBE lil more. Worth it? Or upgrade board CPU n ram for under 100 bucks? Or 125 even if it possible then what site?.... I know my budget is really low, no job here.... Has been struggling for over 5 yrs :/ also I wouldn't be able to order them until 1st or 3rd thanks!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just upgrade.

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Celeron G530 Sandy Bridge 2.4GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80623G530

Motherboard:
Newegg.com - ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-4GBNT

113 total. Very worth it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info! I'll give Intel a shot since I always own AMD, I would look around more on Intel and also I get newegg deals in email so I would ask u for more advice if I find something, again thanks!

Also would it help with my photo and video editing alot?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Considering you are jumping up quite a few generations I think you'll be blown away by the speed difference even if it isn't a Core i CPU. Not only that but what I linked is a dual core CPU, so yea, I think it'll help quite a bit
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Haha that's true, once again thanks! Btw I found a pentium g630 for few more dollars, hows that?
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Slightly better.
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Alright thanks
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