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    Default Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Whats the best AMD CPU for an AM2 Motherboard thats under $180 inc gst?

    I was thinking of giving a little extra power to this dated rig
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Down the road, (dominion road, auckland), you can get a 5000 (2.6) for $118 inc GST

    5200 (same speed) for $132 inc GST. 5400 (2.8) for $153. 5600 (2.8) for $164.25. 6000 (3.0 ghz) for $172

    Where in Auckland are you?

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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Do AM2 Motherboards support Triple and Quad Cores? If it does I might get the AMD Phenom X3 8750 Triple Core 2.4GHz
    Thanks speedy for your speedy reply

    BTW: My Motherboard is a MSI K9NGM(2?). Also is the 6000+ faster than the X3 8750?
    Last edited by dian77; 16-12-2008 at 09:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Yup, some mobos support triple and quad AM2's

    You may have to update the BIOS first, before triple or quads will work

    The cheapest triple core down the road is about $190

    The 8750 is about $193.50. Your mobo would have to support AM2+ for this CPU

    This your motherboard ?

    Umm not sure. The 6000 is 3 ghz, the 8750 is 2.4. Dont know since its triple if its faster or not. It maybe
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 16-12-2008 at 09:50 PM.

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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Yeah I think that's my mobo.

    How can you tell if a CPU is Windsor?

    Is this a Windsor CPU?
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Windsor was socket 939
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    Windsor was socket 939
    Thanks for clearing that up.
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    By the looks of it, (according to Wikipedia / if the info there is right), Windsor is also AM2 (90 nm) F2/F3

    Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (F3) 3000 MHz 2 x 1024 KiB 1000 MHz 15x 1.35/1.40 V 125 W Socket AM2 February 20, 2007 ADX6000IAA6CZ
    3000 MHz 2 x 1024 KiB 1000 MHz 15x 1.30/1.35 V 89 W Socket AM2 August 20, 2007 ADA6000IAA6CZ

    If that link is your mobo, the 125w may not work with your mobo (thats if the NO on that site means it doesnt work)

    The 89W should with the right BIOS
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 16-12-2008 at 10:15 PM.

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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    Ill just buy a 5600+ and with the left over money 2 GB ram

    Thanks for helping
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    Default Re: Best Amd Cpu for less than $180

    LOL, wtf AMD, old core on newer platform?......a 3ghz amd...i remember trying to clock that on air 939 socket......die shrink!
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