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Old 03-22-2009, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you think upgrading my current rig with a 9800gtx+ would increase gaming performence? Or is there no hope left with that weak of a cpu?
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Your CPU is't that weak...

However, maybe you should pick up a X2 7750 Be... @ 1440x900, the 8800GS is perfect, anything more is just Overkill
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Thats an AM2+ cpu is it not?
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It is. Some am2 boards can support am2+ via a bios flash. Mine could not so I'm going with a phenom II x3 build, dirt cheat with the amdness combo deals on newegg right now.
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I just read a review on it and it states
"You will notice that this processor looks exactly like the Phenom with the exception of the branding name. It is a socket AM2+ processor which uses a 940-pin socket. It can also be placed into and AM2 motherboard with reduced functionality, such as a HyperTransport drop down to the boards specification, such as HyperTransport 2.0 in most cases."

Ive done some research, wikipedia states that AM2+ processors will work in AM2 boards with degraded features. It also states that AM3 processors are made to be backwords compatible into AM2 boards. As i researched my board for bios updates, or any info on compatability i came across this. "Dear Customer,
we are sorry that
tech forums 7025-M2 can't support Phenom CPU.
supporting AM2+ isn't only BIOS, but also hardware
there are four models which support AM2+ now
Tech Forums 570 SLI A2+, TF560 A2+, Tech Forums 520 A2+, and TA 770 A2..."
So i honestly have no clue if the Athlon x2 7750 will work in my motherboard or not, but now you guys got me interested in possibly buying that cpu.
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Haha, when you put "T-F" it'll put Tech-Forums..

But unfortunately yours doesn't support them
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Lol? What does that have to do with this thread may i ask?
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there are four models which support AM2+ now
Tech Forums 570 SLI A2+, TF560 A2+, Tech Forums 520 A2+, and TA 770 A2..."
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Thats what he was talking about.

Yeh if you want that cpu though, would will need a new mobo.
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If im gunna go buy a new cpu, ill buy a q6600, and better ram and then a new video card.
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Yup, ran into the same issue with my old evga 590, made the switch to intel a few months back and just ordered a quad this week. had to get new mobo and cpu and then upgraded the gpu.
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