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Old 06-08-2013, 05:43 AM   #1
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Im twisted with my AMD system but my motherboards seems to be dead. Are there any recommendations for an upgrade to higher performance without switching the whole system?

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What are the rest of your system specs? Motherboard model? CPU model? RAM? PSU? GPU?
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #3
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Whats PSU please?

I have AMD Athlon II X4 620, 6GB Kingston DDR2, GF GTS 450 1gb. the motherboard is from asus, but how can i find out about the exact version?

Do you need any more details? It would be great if there is an option for a fair value for money? I dont wanna spend too much money on it...
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PSU = Power Supply Unit

It looks like that is a Socket AM3 CPU, so you could replace your motherboard and keep the other parts, but that won't improve the performance. To do that, I'd replace the CPU.

You could go with
http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/...aspx?pid=3817#
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http://www.gigabyte.com.au/products/...aspx?pid=3900#

as the motherboard (depending on whether or not your case can take a standard ATX Motherboard). Both of those boards support both your current CPU, as well as an FX-8140, which is faster than your current CPU. The latter (GA-990FXA-D3) also supports the FX-8350, which is faster again.

Alternatively, you could change to an Intel system, using something like a Core i5 3570K.

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The model number is usually in between two of the PCI-E slots on ASUS boards.
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Thank you for your answer, c.hegge. That already helps a lot.

Both boards seem to be nice. but both boards seem to be difficult to get...

Is there an option to use FM2 Motherboards with my CPU? There are many of it and the prices also seem to be cheaper.
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FM2 is a completely different CPU socket, so your CPU won't even fit into one. What country are you from, and what retailer(s) can you use? What is your budget? I could have a look for you and see if there are any other good options available to you.
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hmm, so would it be worth it to complely upgrade? The performance of the processors also seems to be much higher :-/

I am from germany, but currently residing in beatiful atlana

My budget could be maybe 300 dollars if its worth it? what do you think about the asrock FM2A85X or the biostar A85W? They are both about 90 dollars and i could get a cpu plus memory for another 200 dollars? That sounds quite fair to me if it really brings me a step forward.

Asrock seems to focus more on overclocking and biostar more on better audio quality. As i am not an overclocker and there is a 5-dollar discount on newegg for biostar i think that could be a great plan
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If you can buy from Newegg, then I would get this combo deal for the board and CPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...=Combo.1336436), and this RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104231). It's within your budget, and would be a great upgrade.

Socket FM2 CPUs are slower than the FX series. The only advantage is that they do have reasonable onboard graphics. However, you already have a GTS450, which is more powerful anyway, so I would recommend the FX.
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****, really? I thought the FM2 would also give a boost already. =/

Your recommendation sounds great, I will check that out and let you know about it. Thank you for your help =)
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They would be somewhat faster than your current CPU, but slower than the FX-8320. For a similar price, the combo I suggested would give you much more of a performance increase.
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