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Upgrading Processor, Pavilion Slimline s5503w AMD sempron 140 > Athlon 64 X2 5400+ or Athlon II 245?

With the ever dropping price of older processors I decided to put a new(er) processor in one of my spare computers. So I need a bit of help on deciding which processor to upgrade to. Just enough to ...
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Awful performance of AMD Athlon II X4 640

I have bought the above processor along with 12 gigabytes of RAM and an AMD R9 270X graphics card. Now my FPS in several games (a.e. League of Legends or World of Warcraft WotLK) are really bad and ...
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How to determine max supportable display resolution?

I'm trying to determine what is the highest monitor resolution that will be supported by a computer. System Win XP-era Compaq Presario SR1750NX that contains Radeon Xpress 200 integrated graphics ...
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Incorrect CPU speed in Windows 8.1

I have recently tried to overclock a AMD Athlon II X2 270 on a MSI GF615M-P33 V2 motherboard. I changed the FSB from 200 to 206, that's an increase of 102 MHZ from 3.4 GHZ.. no biggie. On reboot I got ...
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At what point does the performance gap between GPU & CPU become so great that the CPU is holding back a system?

I know that generally speaking for gaming performance the GPU is the primary factor which holds back performance, with everything else such as RAM/motherboard/PSU/CPU being secondary in importance to ...
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Computer booting for a few minutes then doing hard reset with no warning

Last summer I left for extended holidays and left my laptop in my desk for about 3 months. It wasn't plugged in but I didn't remove the battery and I might even have left it sleeping. When I got back, ...
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Upgrade CPU from Athlon 64 X2 4200+

I have a Gaming PC with the following specs: Mainboard: M2N-SLI Deluxe CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ I want to buy a new CPU, but I am unsure, what is up and down in AMD's CPU series. The ...
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Athlon 64 4000+ rapidly heats to 70° after power up

Is it normal that my A64 4000+ AMD CPU rapidly heats up to 70+ degrees Celsius? It is visible in the BIOS config, and in a Windows tool. I do not know the exact data it used to run, but I had ...
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Does DDR3 ram need to be installed in pairs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matched DRAM — Why? Is it important? I'm building a machine with the following motherboard and processor. MSI 890FXA-GD65 Socket AM3/ AMD 890FX/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3....
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Is overclocking worth it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I overclock a dying PC? I have a (relatively) old computer running WinXP SP3 with an AMD Athlon XP 2800+ processor that I am thinking about overclocking to try to ...
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Is the Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz a 64-bit processor?

I have an Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz processor, with Windows XP 32-bit. I have read that the AMD 64, is actually a backwards compatible (32/64) processor, so you can run either Windows 32-bit or ...
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Please suggest a motherboard with 939 socket supporting AMD Athlon 64 [closed]

I have an ASUS A8N SLI SE motherboard which got damaged. Its not repairable after being sent to the company and the warranty period is over. So the option for me is to replace it. I'm not liking ASUS ...
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Problems reviving old pc including graphics card issue

I have a PC that seemed to have died years ago that I am trying to revive. It has a dual core athlon processor and a gigabyte motherboard. It had two dual output graphics cards, and I have long since ...
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Windows 7 reporting a 0.8 WINSAT score for an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Processor

Ok I built (around 2 years ago) two computers with similar components and for whatever reason they both just don't run well at all. The computers were actually for family members, and they often ...
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How to test an AMD athlon 64 X2 processor? Accidentally connected AM2+ processor in AM2 socket

I have a motherboard with an AM2 socket. Recently I bought a new processor from Amazon which is AM2+. The new processor seemed to fit into the socket so I plugged it in but I wouldn't boot. Then I did ...
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Windows 7 on Athlon XP 2200+ 736 MB - feasible?

Would it be workable to put Windows 7 on an old AMD Athlon XP 2200+ (1.8 GHz) with 736 MB of RAM? Or would this be really slow? What are the experiences with a comparable system? (I am not interested ...