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Posted on 2006-11-13
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Hey

Right now I have an AMD FX-53 processor (AMD Athlon 64 2.4Ghz) with a A8V Deluxe mobo with 3gigs of ram. I was looking to upgrade to AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Toledo 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor.

I was wondering if I did this processor upgrade it could just be a swap of the processors? Or if there is something else or new I would need to get.

Also would it be worth to upgrade to this one or maybe anther processor.

Thanks
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The cpu can be upgraded with a swap, but the motherboard may need a BIOS update to correctly recognize the FX-60.  Since you're moving to a dual core, you may need the processor patch: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Microchips/Q_21672878.html

The cost of the FX-60 is pretty high, though; you may want to consider switching to an Intel Core2 Duo E6600, which is cheaper and faster: http://www.behardware.com/articles/623-1/intel-core-2-duo-test.html.  I have one running on a cheap Asrock Dual VSTA motherboard and it puts my overclocked 2.75GHz Opteron 148 to shame by a large margin.
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I'm with Callandor for what a Fx-60 costs you could buy a e6600 (faster than the fx-62) and new motherboard with the nvidia 680i chipset for less than what the fx-60 costs
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What about this combo? How fast would this be?

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/Shopping/shoppingcart.asp?submit=view
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Sorry, that's an empty shopping cart.  I think you have to save it for others to see it.
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