[SOLVED] Upgrade a AMD Athlon II X4 640?

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Upgrade a AMD Athlon II X4 640?
I have an old home-built [2010] AMD box, here's a component list:
AMD Athlon II X4 640
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
12GB ram
ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250G
ST3500418AS
some other HDDs
Any serious suggestions sincerely appreciated.
Sl0j0n
 
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Hello, "Calvin7";
Many Thanks for your comment.
I have 12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (11-11-11-28). What advantage would I see from the ram you suggested?
Thanks in advance for your comment.
Slojon
 
Jan 24, 2019
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Hello, "TJ Hooker";
Thank you for your comment.
I don't game, or render, just online, word processing, etc. My mobo was lightning struck 2015, so I upgraded it then but since I kept the ram & CPU it's not a high performance board (ASUS M5A97 R2.0).
I had to reinstall windoze 7 last April, partly because it was so slow, balky, & kept hanging. Comparing my Athlon II X4 640 to a FX-4300 isn't going to make a huge difference, only about 25-30% improvement, at best.
All I want is to speed it up some, & hopefully get it to stop the random freezes it has, usually when I've got a lotta' windows open.
Next year, when 7's support dies, I'm planning on a light-weight Linux install, so I'm not looking for any huge improvement but I want this box to last another 2-5 years before I have to look at rebuilding it.
Thanks again.
j
 
12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 668MHz (11-11-11-28)

That seems to be some kind of random 1333MHz memory you have. 1333MHz is used with AM3 CPUs.The FX AM3+ CPUs use faster memory so it would probably cause cause slow or poor performance with that model of CPU.
 

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