View Full Version : Need a new CPU
01-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Heya guys. I've been having issues running the Dawn of War II beta, and I believe it's because my CPU doesn't meet the minimum requirements by a long shot.
Here's my current motherboard. (http://www.msicomputer.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=rs480m2-il)
My question is, are there any dual or quad-core CPU's compatible with this mobo, or at least a single-core at 3.2 GHz? Or should I just go and get a whole new motherboard?
01-30-2009, 09:36 PM
Grab an E5200 and a Gigabyte mobo. Should run you about $200. 4 GB of RAM is $50. So for $250 you can get a new mobo, CPU, and RAM.
01-30-2009, 09:49 PM
Bad news. From what I can tell, that chipset (ATI Xpress 200 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xpress_200)) only supports the Athlon 64 line (not the X2s), and any faster processors you could use are A) not all that much faster and B) ridiculously expensive (http://computers.pricegrabber.com/processors-retail-box/amd/p/42/vendorIds%5B%5D=99/st=sort/popup1%5B%5D=1700:276/popup3%5B%5D=12:278/sortby=priceA) because they're not being manufactured anymore.
Sorry, chief. :(
01-30-2009, 10:21 PM
Damn. Guess I'll have to go with a new motherboard entirely. I think I'll take Disgustipated's suggestion as soon as I get the money. Thanks guys.
01-30-2009, 10:35 PM
Yup. You're stuck getting an entirely new PC. Motherboard, RAM, etc. Make sure you're careful about what motherboard you buy if you're using the same case - that's a Micro ATX board. If you have a Micro ATX case to go along with it, you'll need a new uATX board. A normal one won't fit.
01-31-2009, 03:59 AM
Yup, socket 939 boards are really old now. I think you'll need a new CPU, motherboard, and RAM. Its nearly a whole new computer.
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