Topic Want to update my pc (specs included)
I would like to get some info on what I can update to make my pc a little more faster just to give it an update
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: HP-Pavilion
System Model: FQ512AA-ABA m9402f
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9650 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 7168MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 7166MB RAM
Page File: 4653MB used, 13260MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Chip type: GeForce GTX 460
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E22&SUBSYS_13703842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 4050 MB
Dedicated Memory: 978 MB
Shared Memory: 3072 MB
Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: HP w2207
Monitor Id: HWP26A8
Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Edited by Druenny on 12/4/12 12:22 PM (PST)
Your cpu is slow in clock speeds.. Means everything in MOP.
MMK... So gonna get a bit technical on ya here.
AM2+ is your motherboard. Which came with either a AM2 or a AM2+ cpu like your 9650.
However, what they do not tell you is, Your motherboard will run a AM3 cpu. So you can upgrade the cpu. The difference would be, instead of benefiting from a DDR3... You would most likely be stuck with a DDR2 ram. But, upgrading the cpu will definitely boost your pc speed and gaming speed, despite ddr2 or ddr3. We are not interested in ram speed so much. More in cpu clocks. So below I'll add some cpu's you can upgrade to.
The triple core 3.3 wouldn't be so bad either.. but the quad core would be better.
Alright, I can see what you meant by the technical part haha. So you are saying my processor is the main thing slowing me down. The ones that you posted are ones that I could order and put in myself without any further issues?
Edited by Druenny on 12/4/12 12:24 PM (PST)
Yes your cpu is the reason for laggy slow game.
Yes.. If you order one of the ones above. Or any am3 processor it will drop right into the motherboard. Everything in the cpu kits is there. The cpu, heatsink, and fan. I would advise after the cpu swap to maybe see if there is a bio's update. But it may not be needed either. But it will run the cpu's regardless what bio's it currently has. You should be just fine. Always discharge yourself before swapping cpu's. Make sure the power supply is off, while still plugged into the wall it's grounded. Touch the casing will discharge any static in your body. And should be ok to change cpu without static damage. Pretty easy.
Update: Just to save you some time.. I checked motherboard out.. Bio's is up to date. So no need to touch. I also did a little reading on cpu, turns out the motherboard will only support 95 watt cpu. So I would advise, not to buy http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727.(Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 125 watt).. The other two cpu's should be fine being they are 95 watt cpus.
Edited by Druenny on 12/4/12 12:32 PM (PST)
Anything here. Long as it's 95 watt, should be ok. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006519%2050001028%2040000343%20600005863&IsNodeId=1&name=Socket%20AM3
Higher clock speeds would be triple cores. A quad core even though a tad lower. May come about the same speed. And at times faster. 3.1 quad core would be most likely better than a 3.3 triple core.