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jcmaz January 15, 2010 07:51 AM

Upgrade: Athlon to AthlonII
 
Hey HWC,

Is it worth it to upgrade from a OC'ed to 3.0Ghz AMD Athlon 5200+ Brisbane to the newer AthlonII 240?

Also, does it matter which RAM slots i use (ex: 1,3 ; 0,2) because my RAM is blocking my HSF.

Thanks

Jd007 January 15, 2010 07:56 AM

IMHO it's not worth it to go from a dual core to another dual core now (unless you can get the new Athlon II 240 for very little). Motherboards usually have a preference of 0, 2 DIMMs when only two are being used, but I've seen people running on 1, 3 config without problems on some motherboards.

jcmaz January 15, 2010 11:51 AM

Bumps for more helps.

What i meant about the RAM is that can i use the slots furthest from the CPU socket so i use my Sunbeam Core Contact to push air instead of pulling air.

clone63 January 15, 2010 12:05 PM

That's how I've got my RAM running, no problems here.

Raserei408 January 15, 2010 01:38 PM

I'd say you should wait until you can afford a PII x2 BE, then unlock it (that is assuming your motherboard has ACC) and give it a healthy overclock. An AII is better than an athlon, but not worth the price IMO.

Bond007 January 17, 2010 03:28 PM

Probably not. Wait till you can get a Phenom II or at least an x3/x4 athlon II.


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