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Old 05-09-2020, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently run an AMD A6-3620 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 2.20 GHz, I need something with greater GHz so that I can meet the specs for a few video games. Anybody have any suggestions on which processor I should upgrade to that would be compatible with my motherboard?
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For those of you who do not know that is a FM1 socket.
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You were not specific as to how high the clock speed needs to be but here are some compatible CPUs from PCPartPicker https://pcpartpicker.com/products/cpu/#k=20
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Thanks man that's already extremely helpful information for my shopping, much appreciated! 100% service rating.
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I was sort of looking at https://www.amazon.com/AMD-6100-6-Co...064465&sr=8-13

do you think this would be compatible with my motherboard? Should I consider upgrading motherboards for gaming? Really I just want to run FiveM, a mod for GTA V and the spec requirements didn't seem to high, here is a reference to that. https://gyazo.com/f19718440f841bc309e10b7dd628d3a5
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It's great for frying eggs and making tea, but if you want an even better electric oven, check it out:
http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/CPUs/AMD/...s/A6-3620.html
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So if the requirement for this game is 2.4 to 2.5 GHz, should I buy one with 3.0 GHz, the higher number meaning more powerful? I'm new to this sorta thing.
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What is your budget and what do you do with your computer? That is very old tech and it would be easier in the long run to think about building a new machine or at least the core (CPU/Mobo/Ram) if your PSU and graphics are decent.
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Budget isn't to bad, hoping something mid-grade would be able to run that game. I'm not sure what a PSU is, but I'm definitely willing to upgrade RAM aswell, if the requirement is 8GB I should have at least 10GB of RAM right? My graphics seem pretty good I haven't had trouble with them, I can always upgrade that last if neccessary.
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Usually ram is replaced 2 sticks at a time. I.E. 2x4GB or 2x8GB. have odd numbers makes for issues with the computer sometimes. So it's easier to stick with what works. PSU is your power supply. Is what your using a prebuilt? (bought at a store/website)
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