Hi I have an old hp computer m7557c and I want to know what can I upgrade that will be helpful for a future build. My guess is a cpu cooler (for AMD3, amd because they tend to be the cheapest/performance ratio cpu's) anyone has a different guess? and/or a recommendaiton for a good cpu builder that's around 40$ (i'm between the Zalman CNPS10X PERFORMA and Scythe SCMG-2100)
Thanks for the reply so yea my pc isnt burning up and i cant go crazy overclocking it because it's an oem mobo and the bios is locked (the only option is ntune ;P ) and about Bulldozer will it be AM3 too? if yes i could just buy it now an experiment with OC with this old pc.
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Originally Posted by cubajean10
I see :S so would I be wrong to assume that this cpu cooler will be compatible with Bulldozer
wait till am3+ is released first. all we know is that its a new socket and can run am3 cpus in it. we have no idea if it has more pins or if its a different mounting configuration. you dont want to buy a cpu cooler and then wait 4 months to find out the motherboard wont work with it.
thanks ! so I'm guessing that to get the best bang for my buck i should wait until black Friday of next year? also does anyone have an opinion of over clocking with ntune 5? i heard there was a risk it could damage my hdd is it true?