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Motherboard Upgrade???

Hello, I was wondering if anybody could help me, I currently own a  HP Pavilion p6-2435ea, motherboard is a MSI 2AEO and the processor is a AMD A6-5400K

Basically I am needing my computer for producing  music, and I use cubase, which at the moment uses a hell of alot of cpu whilst running, basically the computer can not cope with it?

is the A10 5800K a massive difference in performace at all?? or will I need to upgrade my motherboard, if so which motherboards are compatible with my pc

Thanks

Mark

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MOTHERBOARD HELP

Hello, I was wondering if anybody could help me, I currently own a  HP Pavilion p6-2435ea, motherboard is a MSI 2AEO and the processor is a AMD A6-5400K

Basically I am needing my computer for producing  music, and I use cubase, which at the moment uses a hell of alot of cpu whilst running, basically the computer can not cope with it?

so i ether need a new cpu or motherboard....is the A10 5800K a massive difference in performace at all?? or will I need to upgrade my motherboard, if so which motherboards are compatible with my pc

Thanks

Mark

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Re: MOTHERBOARD HELP

Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion p6-2435ea Desktop Computer and its MSI MS-7778 (Jasmine) motherboard. According to the specs, this model support the following CPUs;

 

Trinity Dual-Core A4-5300        65W
Trinity Dual-Core A6-5400K      65W
Trinity Quad-Core A8-5500       65W
Trinity Quad-Core A8-5600K    100W
Trinity Quad-Core A10-5700     65W
Trinity Quad-Core A10-5800K  100W

 

Please see CPUBoss - AMD A6 5400K vs A10 5800K for a comparision of the two CPUs.

 

The A10-5800K has twice as many cores/threads, 4 times as much L2 cache (1M per core vs 0.5 per core), a slighty higher clock speed, etc. Overall performance may increase 20% - 30%.

 

Installing a new motherboard and CPU will terminate your Microsoft Windows OEM license and require the purchase of a new operating system.

 

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Re: MOTHERBOARD HELP

Well and truely gutted :smileysad: as the Processors you kindly listed simply are not good enough for what I need, so I have no choice other than to replace my motherboard...once I have the motherboard installed will I need to contact Microsoft and explain whats appened and pay for a new product key???

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Re: MOTHERBOARD HELP

Both the Trinity Quad-Core A6-5400K and A10-5800K should be good enough based on the Cubase system requirements. As previously stated, the A10-5800K has a much larger cache, higher clock speed, and twice as many CPU cores. It's like having two and a half A6-5400Ks in the computer.

 

If you choose to put a different motherboard in your computer, the Windows license is null and void... as it is tied to the factory installed motherboard. There is no need to call Microsoft to explain anything... just go out and buy a new copy of Windows... end of story.

 

A new motherboard must be microATX (uATX) - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) to fit in the case, must support the current memory, may require a graphics card, etc. You may have issues with the stand-off holes not matching, the rear I/O plates may not fit or match, front panel connections may be different.

 

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Re: MOTHERBOARD HELP

thank you for all your help so far, I am honestly very gratful. the reason I am so unsue on going for the quad core A10-5800K is becaue the one I use now (A6-5400K) USES 85% of my cpu, then when background tasks are running it takes it to 100% which is not good :smileysad: I just dont understand all the info on cpus either, just goig off what other people have said, in the shops etc :smileysad:

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