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Old 10-05-2009, 09:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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GTA4 runs best on a quad. you may want to look into something like this (if your motherboard can handle it, of course):
AMD Athlon II X4 Quad Core 620 2.60GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail [ADX620WFGIBOX] Processors AMD Athlon X2/X4
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah, cpu upgrade is next on my to do list, but the mobo i have it pretty new & is a
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4 790X Socket AM2+ 8 channel audio ATX Motherboard. So to my understanding is that i can take AM3 CPU's but wont work for DDR3 just DDR2 which isnt a problem for me.
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Yes, your mobo would be good to go with it.

Hmmm... reading through some stuff on your mobo, you may want to consider some cooling for the northbridge. I found several instances of very high temps. Something like one of these:
Akasa AK-210 Blue LED Chipset Cooler [AK-210] Cooling Other Coolers
Zaward Dual Tower Fanless Northbridge Heatsink [] Cooling Other Coolers
Zalman ZM-NB47J Northbridge Cooler [ZM-NB47J] Cooling Other Coolers
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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interesting, looks very similar to an office block being built near where i live :P

Do they fit on well? as it looks a bit topside heavy to me or i presume they have fittings to connect threw the mobo..
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They attach via pushpins, or the one I used did (the fan on my NB died a while back and had to be replaced).
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