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Upgrading AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor

Question asked by nbkkejn on May 29, 2016
Latest reply on May 31, 2016 by neon

System Description


·Graphics Card = GTX 950

·Power Supply: Insignia 400W ATX Power supply

·HP Pavilion model: AY589AA-ABA a4317c


·Operating System W:10 Pro

·OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

·Version  10.0.10586 Build 10586

·System Manufacturer HP-Pavilion

·System Model: AY589AA-ABA a4317c

·System Type x64-based PC

·Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 215 Processor, 2700 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

·BIOS Version/Date: American Megatrends Inc. 5.15, 11/6/2009

·SMBIOS Version 2.5

·BIOS Mode: Legacy

·Base Board Manufacturer: PEGATRON CORPORATION Form factor: micro ATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE n Force 430 Memory sockets: 2 x DDR3 Front side bus speeds: 2000MT/s (2.0 GT/s) Processor socket: AM3


-Expansion Slots:

--1 PCI Express x16 slot for graphics card

--2 PCI Express x1 slots

--1 PCI slot


·Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB

·Total Physical Memory      4.00 GB

·Available Physical Memory 2.26 GB

·Total Virtual Memory 7.37 GB

·Available Virtual Memory: 5.11 GB

·Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions     Yes

·Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions          Yes

·Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware: No

·Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection: Yes


Description of Question:

Based on the information above I would like to upgrade my processor. Per below are the recommendations per Model. What would be the best below with the specification above to provide optimal output. I do use this desktop for gaming and research for home use. Any recommendation on the below processor to choose?

Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

Socket type: AM3

TDP: 95 watt

  • AMD Phenom II X4 9xx/9xxe/8xx Quad-Core (Deneb)
  • AMD Phenom II X3 7xx/7xxe Triple-Core (Heka)
  • AMD Phenom II X2 5xx (Callisto)
  • AMD II Athlon X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
  • AMD II Athlon X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
  • AMD II Athlon X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)
  • AMD Sempron 1xx (Sargas)



Thank You all in advance for your feedback