Advice on a Processor
I am looking for a new computer processor for my desktop.

My current processor is horrible and can't run Minecraft at all. So I am looking for a affordable and reliable new processor.

Current: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ 2.40 GHz

I am not sure how much a decent processor would cost (hoping for around $35-$50) I am just hoping to be able to play on

Render Distance: Far

So if anyone has any reccomendations that I can buy off of Amazon, Best Buy, or something I can trust.

Thanks for all your help!

Because so many people asked here are my full specs.

Ram: 4GB

Operating System: 32 bit

System Model: Aspire T180

If there is anything else you need let me know.
Last edited by Kegan The Ketchup Man; Apr 24, 2014 @ 3:28am
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Bad_Motha Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:10pm 
Nothing wrong with that CPU for Minecraft, most likely issue would be RAM and/or GPU.
What's your full system specs & OS?

You u won't find any AM2 CPUs on the market anymore. If u need more CPU power, u need a new Motherboard & CPU, most likely RAM too if u are still using DDR2.
Last edited by Bad_Motha; Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:11pm
UPgrade today
Bad_Motha Apr 23, 2014 @ 7:53pm 
Oh yea ok some how I overlooked that this is 939 single core CPU.
Time to upgrade for sure. No real way around it.
HBZK100 Apr 23, 2014 @ 8:22pm 
whats your rig? could help choosing a cpu and mobo.
[AJSA] SEIREX$ Apr 23, 2014 @ 9:56pm 
I just gave a guy on here the same advice, :) good place to buy. CPU's for AMD are lucky us much cheeper then intel but that being said your going to pay more than $35.00. I think your AM3? you can find some on new egg closer to your price range but you going to pay like 150-200. Make sure your motherboard will support the new CPU before you buy!
Pomelo Apr 24, 2014 @ 3:33am 
You'll likely need a new motherboard as your CPU uses either socket 939 or AM2. CPUs compatible with those aren't manufactured anymore.

Your best option would probably be a AM3+ board and a FX4300. Or a i3 4xxx on a 1150 board.
How much would that cost? I am willing to pay a lot more if I need a new motherboard and a processor.
Pomelo Apr 24, 2014 @ 4:01am 
A AM3+ motherboard can be had for around 60$, a FX4300 is 109$ (both newegg prices). Add 10$ more and you get a FX6300.

Alternatively there's Socket 1150 (H81 or H87) boards for around 50$ and an i3 4130 for 125$. The i3 has better single core performance, in heavy multitasking it loses against the FX6300 and maybe the FX4300 as well.

So you're looking at around 170$ anyway. Maybe see if any stores around you have combo deals, I hear Microcenter has combos sometimes.
Bad_Motha Apr 24, 2014 @ 6:53am 
That Acer desktop is from around 2006, u'r not gonna want to re-use really anything from it. While u could technically replace the parts inside the tower, the only real re-usable things would be the tower chassis itself, and maybe your HDD and Optical Drive. The rest would be useless. Most likely even the PSU as it's very old, and will also most likely not meet the specs of newer motherboards.

You're looking at a new system build or pre-build purchase here.
Last edited by Bad_Motha; Apr 24, 2014 @ 6:55am
Rumpelcrutchskin Apr 24, 2014 @ 6:57am 
Yeah, I would not buy anything for this old office PC, time for new one.
And ask some advice before buying new one or you'll end up with another office bundle that would run games like crap, just like your previous one.
Stop, stop, stop...

Yes, please do build a new PC. Your office PC is obsolete and damn near hopeless for any kind of gaming. I would advise that you give us a budget and I, alongside a few others can help you out here.
I am going to need to think about it.
STANKMAN Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:01pm 
There's really no point changing cpu...if you change the cpu, most likely you need a new motherboard + PSU + it might bottleneck your graphics card. Just buy a new PC with i3 4340 + GTX 650TI or FX 6300 + HD 7770
Originally posted by ♥♥♥♥♥yBiscuit:
There's really no point changing cpu...if you change the cpu, most likely you need a new motherboard + PSU + it might bottleneck your graphics card. Just buy a new PC with i3 4340 + GTX 650TI or FX 6300 + HD 7770

Please do not buy a 650ti or a HD 7770... Those are already dated and neither one of those cards can run Battlefield 4 at high settings; maybe low if you're lucky. Buy that 6300 and a 760 or a 770 if you can.
I am not looking for BF4 to play on my computer. I think the highest graphic game I might play is (atleast what comes to mind) is Cube World, Next Car Game, or Space Engineers.
Last edited by Kegan The Ketchup Man; Apr 25, 2014 @ 1:05pm
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