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I have a amd Athlon IIx2 b26 3.20ghz I wanna upgrade my procceser I think my mother board is am3 socket what's a good proccese

I have a amd Athlon IIx2 b26 3.20ghz I wanna upgrade my procceser I think my mother board is am3 socket what's a good procceser that's 150 Canadian dollars or less.ill try to find the mother board model to get a better view of it
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  1. What's your mobo?
    Use CPU z to identify the mobo
  2. I take it you have a Dell Optiplex, HP or Compaq business machine? If so what is the Model # with that we can tell you what upgrades are available otherwise we would need to know the Motherboard Model #.
  3. 1) Check the CPU support list from your exact motherboard support site.

    2) Check online for 4-core or 6-core CPU prices

    I doubt you'll find anything though as this is pretty old. Maybe you'll get likely and find a used CPU like THIS (which may not be compatible):
    https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-hdt90zfbgrbox

    You're probably looking at building a new system at this point though.
  4. Update:
    Even the CPU I listed above only has a SINGLE THREAD rating of 1224.

    An i5-4690K for comparison is 2238.

    Thus even if you can upgrade it's already way behind modern CPU's so unless you can find one pretty cheap I wouldn't bother.
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  6. delaro said:
    I take it you have a Dell Optiplex, HP or Compaq business machine? If so what is the Model # with that we can tell you what upgrades are available otherwise we would need to know the Motherboard Model #.


    I got hp Compaq 6005 pro microtower with 4gb ram windows 7 pro 64bit
  7. amd 785G I think the chipset is
  8. AMD Sempron Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Sempron 140 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B22 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B24 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X2 B53 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X2 B55 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X3 B73 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X3 B75 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X4 B93 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)


    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 3.0 GHz $50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B95-3-0-GHz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM2-AM3-Processor-HDXB95WFK4DGI-/371448591971?hash=item567c0fb663


    Unfortunate that your limited to 95 Watt CPU's.

    I would hit some Techy Forums and see if you can find something Cheap, a CPU that old you should be able to pick up for around $20 and not the typical Ebay inflated price.
  9. delaro said:
    AMD Sempron Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Sempron 140 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B22 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B24 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X2 B53 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X2 B55 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X3 B73 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X3 B75 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X4 B93 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)


    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 3.0 GHz $50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B95-3-0-GHz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM2-AM3-Processor-HDXB95WFK4DGI-/371448591971?hash=item567c0fb663


    Unfortunate that your limited to 95 Watt CPU's.

    I would hit some Techy Forums and see if you can find something Cheap, a CPU that old you should be able to pick up for around $20 and not the typical Ebay inflated price.




    Very good list, however you missed one more:

    AMD Phenom II X4 B97 Processor
    3.2-GHz, 2-MB L2 cache, 6-MB shared cache $59 + free shipping
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B97-CPU-HDXB97WFK4DGM-AM2-AM3-938pin-3-2G-95W-6M-/171853392987?hash=item280342ac5b
  10. Thanks my power supply is a 320watt power supply if this helps
    and what's the best out of all of these doesn't matter about the price
  11. delaro said:
    AMD Sempron Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Sempron 140 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Athlon II X2 215 Processor (2.7-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B22 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Athlon II X2 B24 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Dual-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X2 B53 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X2 B55 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 7MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X3 B73 Processor (2.8-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X3 B75 Processor (3.0-GHz, 1.5MB L2 cache, 7.5MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processors with HyperTransport Technology:

    AMD Phenom II X4 B93 Processor (2.8-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)

    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 Processor (3.0-GHz, 2MB L2 cache, 8MB Total cache, HT bus 3.0)


    AMD Phenom II X4 B95 3.0 GHz $50
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B95-3-0-GHz-Quad-Core-Socket-AM2-AM3-Processor-HDXB95WFK4DGI-/371448591971?hash=item567c0fb663


    Unfortunate that your limited to 95 Watt CPU's.

    I would hit some Techy Forums and see if you can find something Cheap, a CPU that old you should be able to pick up for around $20 and not the typical Ebay inflated price.



    thanks do u mind to tell me whats the best cpu and cpu z didn't get my motherboard for some reason it showed hp
  12. I've considered maybe upgrading the motherboard or getting a new pc which comes with a good motherboard or some good parts already because the main stuff I was looking on upgrading in my current pc was a good graphics card and getting 4gb more ram to get to 8gb ram but then I thought wouldn't the gpu be bottlenecked by my processor so that led me here Thanks Again ill keep this thread open for a few more days to see what reply's I get
  13. Best answer
    The best CPU is definitely AMD Phenom II X4 B97. This processor can support up to HD 7750 (used), R7 250, GT 740 and maybe GTX 750, GTX 750TI is your top, it will be most likely bottlenecking your CPU, but not by much, so it is still OK. All those cards do not require power supply upgrade.
  14. Kisianik said:
    The best CPU is definitely AMD Phenom II X4 B97. This processor can support up to HD 7750 (used), R7 250, GT 740 and maybe GTX 750, GTX 750TI is your top, it will be most likely bottlenecking your CPU, but not by much, so it is still OK. All those cards do not require power supply upgrade.


    With a 3ghz CPU he can easily run up to a R9 270X without seeing any Throttling, Phenoms have a better Single Core performance than Bulldozers, a B97 is a low power 955 which still is fairly usable. If he had the ability to overclock and unlock then he could run a R9 280. With a 300 Watt old power supply, recommending anything other than a 750TI would be iffy even the best units out after that long will only output about 80% of what it is labeled for.
  15. Kisianik said:
    The best CPU is definitely AMD Phenom II X4 B97. This processor can support up to HD 7750 (used), R7 250, GT 740 and maybe GTX 750, GTX 750TI is your top, it will be most likely bottlenecking your CPU, but not by much, so it is still OK. All those cards do not require power supply upgrade.


    i searched the procceser but I cant find it if I cant I probably will stick with this cpu Thank you for your time
  16. belowzero95 said:
    Kisianik said:
    The best CPU is definitely AMD Phenom II X4 B97. This processor can support up to HD 7750 (used), R7 250, GT 740 and maybe GTX 750, GTX 750TI is your top, it will be most likely bottlenecking your CPU, but not by much, so it is still OK. All those cards do not require power supply upgrade.


    i searched the procceser but I cant find it if I cant I probably will stick with this cpu Thank you for your time


    Don't understand what you mean? This is eBay link http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B97-CPU-HDXB97WFK4DGM-AM2-AM3-938pin-3-2G-95W-6M-/171853392987?hash=item280342ac5b

    Since you will be removing your old CPU, you have to clean good your heatsink and clean eBay CPU as well. you need at least Arctic Silver 5, there better compounds, but this one is one of the cheapest and well recommended, and easy to apply, will provide instructions as well.

    Look at those offerings, I would recommend to get a cleaning solution as well, for best results, or you can use some technical alcohol to save money, but is it worth it?
    Listed, first paste by itself, cleaning solution by itself, next 2 options for combination of both.

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic-Thermal-Compound/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-1&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/ArctiClean-60ml-Kit-30ml/dp/B0007TOR08/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-14&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-ArctiClean/dp/B001FVI91U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-2&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/ArctiClean-3-5grams-Arctic-Silver-Compound/dp/B002DILLMS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-11&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    This is Arctic Silver 5 application instructions pdf or general page.
  17. Stop PMs, lets talk here.

    Other parts after CPU would be GPU, as noted GTX 750TI is a good choice, the easiest upgrade is RAM.

    I don't see one important point asked here, what is you form factor. Look into your manual http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2Fc04123349.pdf I hope you have Micro Tower, which can fit full height GPU.

    I don't think you mentioned your OS, is it Win 7, 8 or 10 and is it 32 bit or 64 bit, the latter is required for more than 4 GB of RAM.
    For RAM upgrades, to prevent issues, I would strongly advise to go simple with Crucial Adviser
    Micro Tower and Small Form Factor share the same RAM upgrades http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/6005-pro-microtower shipment to Canada is a standard $10 fee with Canada Post http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Suggestion-Box/Shipping-Costs-to-Canada/m-p/158075/highlight/true#M615

    What else? SSD? I don't know yet if your PC supports ACHI, can you look in the BIOS?
  18. Kisianik said:
    Stop PMs, lets talk here.

    Other parts after CPU would be GPU, as noted GTX 750TI is a good choice, the easiest upgrade is RAM.

    I don't see one important point asked here, what is you form factor. Look into your manual http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx%2Fc04123349.pdf I hope you have Micro Tower, which can fit full height GPU.

    I don't think you mentioned your OS, is it Win 7, 8 or 10 and is it 32 bit or 64 bit, the latter is required for more than 4 GB of RAM.
    For RAM upgrades, to prevent issues, I would strongly advise to go simple with Crucial Adviser
    Micro Tower and Small Form Factor share the same RAM upgrades http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/HP-Compaq/6005-pro-microtower shipment to Canada is a standard $10 fee with Canada Post http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Suggestion-Box/Shipping-Costs-to-Canada/m-p/158075/highlight/true#M615

    What else? SSD? I don't know yet if your PC supports ACHI, can you look in the BIOS?

    yea I got a hp Compaq pro microtower windows 7 and yes I guess my upgrading budget is $240 Canadian or less so idk if I should get the 750ti if I wanna upgrade other things and ive been looking a a gt 610 2gb ddr3 and gt 730 2gb ddr3 128bit i don't really need a ssd at the time but ill keep it in mind
    the main games im looking to play are gta 4 medium settings with some mods running like a few and cs go medium settings 1024x768 60 fps+ and a gta 5 later on im considering
  19. What is your OS, 64 bit or 32 bit?

    What is your budget for video card, in CND?
  20. Kisianik said:
    What is your OS, 64 bit or 32 bit?

    What is your budget for video card, in CND?


    64 bit 80$ or less I can go 10 or 15 up but that's it really I got a tight budget atm I wanna get a PC as good as a ps4 or better if its in my budget
  21. This video and pictures are for me and the rest who don't have your PC







    Is it the same?

    we need confirmation to choose the correct size for your GTX 750TI
  22. Kisianik said:
    This video and pictures are for me and the rest who don't have your PC









    Is it the same?
    No this is not my pc mine is a hp Compaq 6005 pro microtower not 6000
    we need confirmation to choose the correct size for your GTX 750TI
  23. See, I can not find open case images of 6005, so I looked at 6000 and asked if case is the same.

    I know that processor and motherboard most likely differ from each other.

    So basically HP does business the same way as Dell - 6000 is Intel based, and 6005 is AMD based, both cases are the same.



    I just wanted confirmation from OP as owner.

    So taking this to consideration, please watch the video and look at pictures - what is the difference between yours and 6000?
  24. Kisianik said:
    See, I can not find open case images of 6005, so I looked at 6000 and asked if case is the same.

    I know that processor and motherboard most likely differ from each other.

    So basically HP does business the same way as Dell - 6000 is Intel based, and 6005 is AMD based, both cases are the same.





    I just wanted confirmation from OP as owner.

    So taking this to consideration, please watch the video and look at pictures - what is the difference between yours and 6000?


    the case definetly looks the same
    for the 6005 micro tower
  25. I don't see you fitting into $250 CND: AMD Phenom II X4 B97 the cheapest is around $85, EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB is $170 CND = $255 CND plus thermal paste and you are easy over the budget. I did not check RAM pricing yet.

    So, what is your call?
  26. I was considering a gtx 750 or gtx 660
    plus I found out my integrated card is bottlenecking my cpu well I can easily get those upgrades I got 370$ saved up but I don't wanna go higher than 310 and will upgrading this pc make it able to play modern games im getting gta 4 today and gonna see how its working
  27. the money is not a big issue I found a deal on amazon.ca ill link it to u https://www.amazon.ca/gp/cart/view.html/ref=nav_cart I think this is a pretty good deal
    and I can get a gtx 650 or gtx 660 would this be fine enough?
  28. Kisianik said:
    belowzero95 said:
    Kisianik said:
    The best CPU is definitely AMD Phenom II X4 B97. This processor can support up to HD 7750 (used), R7 250, GT 740 and maybe GTX 750, GTX 750TI is your top, it will be most likely bottlenecking your CPU, but not by much, so it is still OK. All those cards do not require power supply upgrade.


    i searched the procceser but I cant find it if I cant I probably will stick with this cpu Thank you for your time


    Don't understand what you mean? This is eBay link http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-Shipping-AMD-Phenom-II-X4-B97-CPU-HDXB97WFK4DGM-AM2-AM3-938pin-3-2G-95W-6M-/171853392987?hash=item280342ac5b

    Since you will be removing your old CPU, you have to clean good your heatsink and clean eBay CPU as well. you need at least Arctic Silver 5, there better compounds, but this one is one of the cheapest and well recommended, and easy to apply, will provide instructions as well.

    Look at those offerings, I would recommend to get a cleaning solution as well, for best results, or you can use some technical alcohol to save money, but is it worth it?
    Listed, first paste by itself, cleaning solution by itself, next 2 options for combination of both.

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Polysynthetic-Thermal-Compound/dp/B0002VFXFE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-1&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/ArctiClean-60ml-Kit-30ml/dp/B0007TOR08/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-14&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Thermal-Compound-ArctiClean/dp/B001FVI91U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-2&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    http://www.amazon.com/ArctiClean-3-5grams-Arctic-Silver-Compound/dp/B002DILLMS/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1358019328&sr=8-11&keywords=arctic+silver+5

    This is Arctic Silver 5 application instructions pdf or general page.


    The item is not shipped to canada
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