Upgrading current system

sahil

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I currently have:
MSI K9n Platinum
8800GTS
4GB DDR2 Memory
AMD Athlon X2 AM2 1.9ghz (dual core)

What's the best processor I can get without taking out my motherboard?

i was looking at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300

Is there anything better I can get? My motherboard does not support Phenom.



also I have a 550w Antec smartpower PSU. Do you think this is enough to put in a HD 4890?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121308

i want to overclock it a bit is this a good choice for a cpu cooler? I need something quiet
Cooler Master V8
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055&Tpk=COOLER%20MASTER%20V8
 

nerrawg

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That Kuma is a good upgrade - don't go for the 7850 if you are gonna OC - stick with the 7750 cause its just as good. Don't think that MOBO supports it after I just checked the microstar website:
http://us.msi.com/product/p_spec.asp?model=K9N_Platinum
From that it looks like the best you can go is a 5200+
Lots of current GPU's you can get that will give you better performance. I would check out the 4850/4870 or the GTS 250 if I were you. I can't get newegg to work anymore - server is down - so that's as much as I can do for now
also Xigmatek makes excellent coolers - cheaper than the CM V8
and the ASUS silent knight might be worth a check.
 

Huttfuzz

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The AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 is basically a first generation Phenom with 2 cores disabled. so basically if your MB doesn't support Phenom, it won't support that CPU.