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    Help with CPU upgrade

    So I have this motherboard: https://www.ascendtech.us/emachines-m...acet11610.aspx
    With this CPU: AMD Athlon II X2 235e

    And I want to get a quad-core upgrade, so I was wondering if this is the best I can get:

    Motherboard:
    https://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7736064&CatId=7375&
    CPU:https://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...04&CatId=1946&

    Total price: $148.26

    Money I have available: $152.45

    If there is a better one please, feel free to tell/link me.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Elocrypt.; 06-25-2014 at 01:21 AM.

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    If you're going to do any upgrades i suggest getting a better board. The fact that it only supports 4GB of DDR2 is kinda sad in itself.

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    There's not much room for upgrading with a board as outdated as that.
    AM3+ is your best option for a CPU socket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodoku View Post
    If you're going to do any upgrades i suggest getting a better board. The fact that it only supports 4GB of DDR2 is kinda sad in itself.
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    There's not much room for upgrading with a board as outdated as that.
    AM3+ is your best option for a CPU socket.

    I edited my post with new links of the motherboard and CPU I am able to buy atm and was wondering if it is good?

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    Keep in mind if you switch motherboards you will also have to buy new RAM since DDR2 and DDR3 are not compatible.

    Name brand boards are usually better too.
    A bit over budged but something like:
    https://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...809&CatId=7245
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    https://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...653&CatId=7375

    I'd also suggest an MSI but the one im on right now has broken 2 times so im not too sure anymore...

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