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  1. azucarpapi

    azucarpapi OT Supporter

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    I am upgrading my computer for the first time in five years (ya, I know, I have an Athlon 800) What kind of processor should I be looking for? An Athlon 64 or?
     
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    Yes.

    What is your budget? What are you using the PC for, Gaming or Multi-tasking?
     
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    I would like to get out with not spending more than $250 on a mobo and processor. I do not need top of the line by any means, I would do some gaming, but it would definately be a multi-tasking machine.
     
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    you will NOT get a decent mobo/cpu/ram for $250.
     
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    Yeah no way for 250, also you will almost certainly need a new case/power supply if your system is that old. Plus it would be unlikely that your video card would transfer into the new system either etc... Figure on saving a bit longer and replacing it all from scratch.
     
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    When did I ever say I wanted RAM too for that? I just want the mobo and cpu for $250.

    I am aware everything will need to be upgraded, I am just starting at the processor for now, the otehr stuff I can handle, but I have lost touch with processors :(
     
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    your ram is PC-100/133... it will NOT work... at all.

    And you won't even get CPU/mobo for $250, anyway.
     
  8. stoliohranj

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    depends on how top of the line you wanna go?

    if you just want a bit more power for daily apps and an increase in the gaming power you can get a socket 754 mobo and a sempron 2800+ and 512 ddr 3200 for around $250 from newegg. i just did a setup like that for my mom, she uses it for word processing, some pretty big spread sheets, email, internet, etc. works fine. if you're doing some older gaming (i.e. not half life 2, doom3, bf2, etc) you can put a mid-range video card in there (you obviously weren't doing much gaming if you weren't going to upgrade your video card)

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131490
    proc: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819104224
    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820223028

    now this isn't going to make any speed records, but compared to what you have now it will be great. its not upgrade proof, the 754 socket is old, but if you're not going to be upgrading for another 5 yrs, you'll most likely need to get another type than what is state of the art now anyway.
     

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