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liddley

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Hi guys,
I am thinking of upgrading my cpu and am not sure whats the best one for me.
Im after any suggestions.I currently have an Asus KV8-MX motherboard which i think is a 754 type socket for the cpu. The cpu i have at the moment is an AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 2000Mhz with 2Gb of DDR ram. But the pc really seems to struggle with multi-tasking and nearly grinds to a holt.
But i am led to believe that the 754 socket is out of date and dont seem to be able to find a faster cpu to suit the motherboard. Has any one got any suggestions?? :)
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beatlehair

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I'm afraid it's bad news for you, the fastest processor AMD has for that socket is the 3700+ which runs at 2.4 Ghz, compared to your 2.0Ghz you could hardly tell the difference. So it may be best to get a new motherboard, the AM2+ socket was designed to stay up to date with newer processors and even the latest ones are compatible with it. Besides, with AMD's bad monetary situation, they've dropped prices on a lot of processors so it's a good time to get one.
Hope it helps
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Ok, first off...You *would* notice the difference...My understanding is that what you need to look at in the AMD chips is the 3000+, not the 2.0Ghz. The technology is different. Even the the AMD chips run at a slower clock speed, the performance is (theoretically) equal to the Intel equivalent in GHz. For example, your 3000+ Athlon chip is the equivalent of an Intel Pentium 4 3.0Ghz.

That's my understanding, at least. If someone else disagrees with me, feel free to say so.
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PedroDaGR8

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MY personal opinion is that while there will be a slight difference. It is not enough to justify the cost of a new processor. That cost is much more justified by changing processor families. Going on to AM2+ will give you a HUGE amount of benefit v. a small benefit for the additional 400Mhz.
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