Looking to upgrade processor but dont know whats compatible.

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i ran CPUID and heres the shots of what i got.
when it comes to the processor i want, i want to see if i can get one that actually has 2 processors.
i was looking at the Athlon64x26400 Black Edition, but according to this page :
http://www.amazon.com/Athlon-64X2-6400- ... 76-3237307
i wanted to buy it but now im skeptical. it has a higher speed (3.20 compared to my 2.70), but im not sure what its specs really are...

under processor count it says "1", when i thought it was 2. or is it just that it is one piece and when i run my clock speed would it say processor 1 and processor 2? im new to upgrading CPU's so go easy on me, im sure my questions dont make a whole lot of sense.

price is kind of an issue, but i could spring for an expensive one if it will improve my performance. on my windows score, processor is at 4.4, when everything else is 5.9. i want to be able to at least catch up, if not surpass the 5.9 mark.

heres what CPUID says my mobo is:
http://photoshack.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=19222&pos=0
http://photoshack.com/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=19222&pos=1
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I would recommend waiting a little while if you can. Rumor has it that AMD is working on a processor to compete with Intel's Nehalm (Core i7) processors. A new release from AMD would cause the current lines to drop in price getting you a bigger bang for the price.

In answer to your other question the Athlon 64x26400 Is indeed a 2 core processor meaning that there are essentially 2 processors on the single hardware chip.
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thank you very much... i wasnt aware of the AMD project. that would be interesting to see what it would do to their other cpus prices... like the black.

and thanks for clearing up that for me... ill keep my eyes open for info on that.
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You welcome. Also if your looking for parts http://pricewatch.com Is a good resource for finding the best prices on hardware.
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yeah, it's better to wait a little while to buy a better processor for the same money or the same processor for less money :).

Dualcore is just 1 processor chip but with 2 processor cores. It's a little bit slower than having 2 processors with each 1 core but it's a lot cheaper than having a motherboard with 2 processor places.
A disadvantage is if one core dies the other one is useless too (running 4x dualcore and quadcores now for quite a while and big uptime and haven't experienced such problem (yet:P)).

Another disadvantage is that not all software is programmed to use both cores at once, but it will be done slowly but sure :). Besides you can run a cpu intensive task on the one core and another one on the other. Scanning for viruses on the one and playing a game or converting a video on the other ;)
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i better suggest to wait for some time to get a good and cheap processor.here are sites iam posting for you to ger chaep and best one.http://www.techbargains.com/ and http://www.ncix.com/
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bump...

would this fit?

AMD Phenom II X4 940

it says AM2+, but my mobo says AM2(940)

it has the same amount of pins, but i dont know about the extra + in there...

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