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Thane MacLean

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Hi all my first post on here!! I recently started upgrading my PC. I got a new radeon HD video card and new ram/heat sink and a few new fans. I am now wanting to upgrade my CPU and MOBO. I would like some input on wither or not this is a good upgrade or not. My price range is about 250-300$ This is what i am looking at currently.

--CPU--

CPU

--MOBO--

MOBO

-Here are my current specs-

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Windows 2.5.1.2600 (Service Pack 3)

CPU TYPE:
AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200

CPU SPEED:
3.23 GHz

SYSTEM MEMORY:
3 GB

VIDEO CARD MODEL:
AMD Radeon HD 6670

VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
1.11 GB

VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
ati2dvag.dll

DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
1920x1080

HARD DISK SIZE:
931.51 GB

HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
540.96 GB (58%)

DOWNLOAD SPEED:
869.26 kB/s (7.1 mbps)

CPU
AMD athalon at 2.7 ghz

MOBO
AS rock (about 4 years old give or take)

Any input is appreciated!
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phillpower2

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:welcome: Thane MacLean
It is important that before you purchase a CPU or Ram that you check the MBs QVL (qualified vendor list) to ensure you choose items that have been tested and approved by the MB manufacturer, your CPU is listed but check the memory support tab to see if your Ram is listed http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=3908#ov

Just a cautionary note, unless your OS disk is the full retail edition you cannot use it with a new MB as an OEM disk is tied to the original MB it was paired with, to use an OEM disk with a new MB is software piracy and therefore illegal.
Exceptions to the above are 1: If your MB is replaced under warranty and 2: If your MB is replaced out of warranty with an alternative type but same brand due to the original model no longer being available, an upgraded MB however will require the purchase of a new OS licence.

Windows 7 64-bit works best with 8GB of Ram.
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iammykyl

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Please let us know the make and model of your current PSU.
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