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Upgrading Processor + Headset


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zestron

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Hi, I want to upgrade my processor to a dual core instaed of a single.
The maximum that my motherboard can hold is a 5200+ X2 AMD, so I'm also wondering if I should bother getting a new mobo or not.

MSI MS-7260
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
WDC WD2500JS-00MHB0 (250 GB)


I'm not sure, but somebody told me I could try and change something in my BIOS to up the limit of my motherboard holding ability.

Also, I need a new headset, I've tried getting two types of headsets, but both of them I've had to return.
My current headset's microphone isn't doing anything.
I don't want to spend over $50 for it.

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You could get these headphones, alot of people tend to like them for lower end headphones.
http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1006

I'm not sure, but somebody told me I could try and change something in my BIOS to up the limit of my motherboard holding ability.

This is likely true, can you please give me your BIOS model number so that I can verify this.
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This is likely true, can you please give me your BIOS model number so that I can verify this.



This?

BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 080014 10/20/2006
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Hello zestron,
I'm sorry but that's not what I'm looking for. Please follow the instructions below for the information needed. :)
  • Please download CPU-z here
  • Open CPU-Z 1.43
  • Click the mainboard tab at the top of the window
  • Copy past the model information into this post.

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MSI MS-7260
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I just upgrade to the AM2 AMD 5000+ Black Edition if your board can run this one I would get this chip runs cool and unlocked running at 15 multiplier which makes it 3.0 gig for speed the possibilties are good for over clocking with this one. Good Luck
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Sorry for the delayed response, I didn't get a e-mail notification for this post, nor did I notice you posted your motherboards model number in your first post.
How much are you willing to spend on your CPU? What do you plan on using your computer for?
Did you like that headset I suggested or do you want something else?
This is another headset that I'm personally considering.
http://www.ncix.com/.....=Soft Trading
It can be priced matched for lower then $50. :)
James

Edited by james_8970, 29 January 2008 - 04:21 PM.

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I'm willing to spend about $150 on a new CPU.
I spend most of the time gaming, but also compile maps and such.

As for the headset, I'm just going to keep my eyes open. Ordering online can be a hastle with shipping.
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For a budget of $150 you're really limited to just buying a CPU.
http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1006
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Would it work fine with my motherboard? Like, I don't see how it can just suddenly not be able to take the next step up, but can take this one.
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Also, if I did want to spend more, what motherboard would I want to get to support a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+
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It all depends how how much you want to spend for the combo, I mean if you want to spend ~$250 then you could get something a lot better from Intel.
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I want a AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+

I would need a new motherboard

It had to support the stuff I have

Under $250

:S

Edited by zestron, 30 January 2008 - 08:35 PM.

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http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1008
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