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razorseal

AMD 3200+ to FX55

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Looking at my budget, it would be the wisest idea for me to stay away from core duos atm because I need to be saving up money for other 'bills'.thinking of a 'cheap/easy' way to upgrade my computer, I'm thinking about getting a FX-55... The reason I want this one spefically is because my motherboard can only handle up to a FX-55 according to the manufacturer....so will this give me a good FPS bump? I usually lag in busy areas (like anywhere in US where there is a addon place, such as Fly Tampa's KMIA) especially when landing, and it really takes the fun out of it. Current specs areAMD64 3200+ 450W PSUGeforce 7600GT 256mb PCI-E2gb ramSATA HDDThermaltake Watercooling (i think its a POS lol)soo what do you guys say? go for it? I don't play anything but FS9 really... not into FSX either (altough it'd be nice if I could afford core duos to play it)I foudn some on newegg for 179+ shipping

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Hi Emir, upgrade advise without knowledge about your display config and mainly resolution(s) is a poke in the dark. ;-) IMHO, yes, FS9 basicly appreciates systems with twin-cores. The OS, drivers, lots of elements use dual-cores. Task switching becomes a delight for example. :-) Mainboard manufacturers rarely update their original CPU-specs. Provided a CPU uses the same socket, a bios update often makes newer CPUs mainboard compatible. If yours is a s939, it's highly likely a bios-update will allow you to install almost any s939 CPU. Hope this adds to thoughts, kind regards Jaap Edited because I still can't spell... :-)

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I run 1680x1050x32I know, it will support and 939 socket, but this is an older emachines computer, and I talked to e-machiens and they reccomended against the bios update. so I listened to them...doing some other research, I will probably end up goign with thisSome 15 dollar case that'll hold the computer in one pieceOCZ 2x1gb DDRII 6400 ram ---> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820227030MSI P6N SLI-FI MoboCore 2 Duo E4300 (Allendale) **actually I just changed this to 4400 now, might as well spend 20 extra bux for 200 more mhz! when OCing***Total came out to 346 w/shipping. 1 or 2 months, Hopefully i'll be spending just this much more to get a 8800 to upgrade my GPU.Whatcya guys think? Especially about 4300 to 4400 upgrade... worth the 20 bux?Thing is, how does FS9 support dual cores? they didn't really exist back then when FS9 was made lol

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