AMD CPU labelling of that era can be confusing, I count at least five different processors with that label.Hi, just a quick question. How is my cpu rate, I mean by today's standards, could I upgrade reasonably cheap if needed? It's an AND ATHLON 64x dual core 5000+.
It doesn't mean anything to anyone unless you specify what the benchmark program is. With a number of that magnitude I'm guessing it's probably some sort of synthetic benchmark but it could be measuring anything from office work to video encoding.I see it has a benchmark of 1302, which means nothing to me!
Thanks again. If the AM3's are faster, yet on average around 2.8 mhz, would I notice a considerable difference in performance, compared to my 2.6mHz? Also is there any other physical factors I need to be aware of like, incompatible graphics cards, memory, hard drives etc?Go to the Gigabyte website for your motherboard:
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM2 - GA-M52L-S3P (rev. 2.4)
Select the revision you've got and then go to support & downloads and click on the 'CPU support list'. All the CPUs there should work with the motherboard. The fastest ones are the AM3 CPUs - The Phenoms being better than the Athlons and the X# denoting the number of cores (more being better if your applications can use them).
Clockspeed is about as relevant as engine RPM on a car - a good guage of power output if everything else is identical, but increasingly meaningless for increasingly different designs.Thanks again. If the AM3's are faster, yet on average around 2.8 mhz, would I notice a considerable difference in performance, compared to my 2.6mHz?
There can be in some cases, particularly memory, but as far as I know they should all be compatible here.Also is there any other physical factors I need to be aware of like, incompatible graphics cards, memory, hard drives etc?
Only if the CPU support list says it requires a higher version than you have currently, or if the descriptions of the newer BIOSes mention any problem you're having.Do I need to flash the bios before installing
The CPU just drops in.is a cup easy to install?
Like anything else bought second hand it'll depend on the exact item in question. They were sold both with fans ('Retail') and without ('OEM') and third party fans are also commonly used so they may be included as well.Last question! Will the cpu come with a fan, if not can I just use the one I have?
Chip design is complicated and the technology to make them is pushing the boundries, that leads to two consequences:other claim you can unlock my processor to quad core, seems like bull to me.
You'll need to replace the memory as well, nothing supports DDR2 now.But now I'm thinking of taking my time and buying a full tower case, selecting good and motherboard that'll work with my components: ie
ddr2 Dimm ram, 5 gig
The Athlon 64 X2 5000+ models were released between May 2006 and September 2008 so it sounds like you've got one of the earlier ones.I mean my motherboard and cpu are nearly ten years old!
You don't save much by buying components assembled, unless you're replacing almost everything then it's going to be cheaper to only buy what you need. Memory prices fluctuate, at the moment it's not the cheapest it's been, but neither is it particularly expensive.Thats kinda putting me off, as far as i rem memory modules are quite expensive, so much so that the potential cost of a new rebuild may be dearer than buying a new comp?
The FX 4300 is a waste of money, if you want something faster than a Phenom II you're looking at an FX-8000 series or an i5:Endlesswaves, What do you think of this?
Asus AMD Performance Bundle (Includes M5A78L-M/USB3, AMD FX-4300 & 4GB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 Memory) (ASUSAMD-FXPERF3) - dabs.com
Would another case fit into your existing case? I don't understand.would this fit into my trendsonic case, wizard series (HEIGHT: 42coms, width: 20cms, lenght: 44cms), and be compatible with my 2, 300 gig HD's which are western digital:sata, rpm 7200, firmware AD, model:WD3200AAKS?
Only if what's slowing it down is the processor or something on the motherboardYou don't think a newer motherboard and cpu, would be faster than my years old set up?
Application loading and boot times for example, are generally determined by the hard drive. If you wanted to speed them up then the best way would be to spend money on an SSD for your OS and programs and keep the hard drives for storing the media files.With my set up, I'm noticing it hanging more starting applications, slow to boot and shut down (about 3 mins each way).
The temperature is neither here nor there, I'd only start getting worried if it was close to 70°C. It may simply be that the temperature measurement was adjusted to be more accurate rather than it being worked harder and getting hotter.Also, since I started this thread, I upsets the chipset from gigabyte, (from 2006 drivers, to 2010), from that, the core temp has risen from an average of 30c to 45, yesterday it just shut down, and today watching tv through wme7, the picture froze, sound kept repeating, speakers, also made buzzing sounds. Took near 10 mins to shut down and start up.
A couple of points that I'm not sure whether you're aware of:Still can't find a motherboard bundle with AMD and 2 pcie slots!
There's no such thing as 'PCI16'. You're graphics card is probably PCI-Express 16x. (PCI-E 16x)As far as the pcie slots, I'm confused. Are you saying that a pcie card can be slotted into a pci 16 slot? I have two pcie slots, one for my sound card, the other for my satellite tuner, graphic card is in pci16.
Not much, you just buy the SSD for the OS and programs, a 100GB model is common. Music tracks, videos and and other things running at a fixed rate don't benefit from a faster drive so they'd stay on the hard drivesMy god, there very expensive for all the gigs on them! I should point out, I have two 300gig hds, one is the is, and the other holds all my music, films. Was wondering, would a new internal hd speed things up?