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What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:15:26 PM »
I would like to boost it to play recent games.

It has AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor 4 cpus 2.8GHz, and 10gb of ddr3 ram in it. I also have a 2gb Zotac Geforce GT 630 graphic card.

I also have a P5e VM Hdmi pc with a Q9400 intel processor and 8gb of ddr2 ram in it, is there any chance it could be in anyway better to play recent games?

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Re: What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 01:05:22 PM »
sirgilmour,

You need to specify what kinds of games you're trying to play as there are games that can run on literally any system and others that need a work house. So you need to be more clear as to what you're trying to run.

In the terms of Specs both machines are half decent, but could be bottle necks with both. The AMD machine has a nice mid range Quad core that can handle quite a bit but is no comparison to say an AMD FX series chip. However its still a decent chip, again depending on what games you wish to play. Same with that Zotac card. Now keep in mind that ZOtac is a GDDR3 which isnt the latest or the greatest but it can still handle some higher end games at low- medium settings.

As for the Pentium core 2 Quad machine, thats a nice system. For its time. IF you put a nice video card it in you could get away with gaming on it, however you'll be bottlenecked by the older bus style and CPU.

In short, yes these machines can play games, not the best and not every game out there, but they are decent computers.

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Re: What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 02:26:24 PM »
Well, i have never tried a game that a ps3 or xbox one could handle on one of my pcs, but even for a game such as transistor  that requires this : MINIMUM:
OS: Windows 7 32-bit
Processor: Dual Core CPU - 2.6ghz
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: 1GB of VRAM: Intel HD 3000 GPU / AMD HD 5450 / Nvidia 9400 GT
Storage: 3 GB available space

i noticed the cpu fans volume/speed going up and down, (my gaming pc is currently the p5e-vm hdmi (ddr2) + the zotac card)
It has probably something to do with the bios fan speed being set to automatic because when i don't play games it is the quietest.

But lets take a game like Metal Gear V, Batman Arkham Knight, Star Wars Battlefront, Fallout 4, they ask for around 3.3 ghz or a gtX card and such, is there a way around that? like putting the resolution lower, also is there a big difference between ddr2 and ddr3? should i make my HP pavilion (ddr3)  my gaming comp due to that?

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Re: What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 02:34:23 PM »
Why not try the video card in both machines and see which performs better?

The Q9400 is very slightly more powerful but the rest of the Athlon system is way newer which may be better.  The GT630 is a pretty basic card so that could also do with an upgrade to something a bit better - a GeForce 950 would be a good mid range card for a system like that.  The AMD system may also take a CPU upgrade to some sort of Phenom which would give it a reasonable boost, I wouldn't spend too much on it but you could quite possibly get a used chip pretty cheaply (just make sure you buy it from somewhere you can return it if you have issues).

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Re: What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 02:57:53 PM »
Ok, do you think upgrading my HP amd cpu (that is already fast and silent as a cloud for everyday task) would be noticeably better? Like opening photoshop faster or booting pc.
Here's what the official hp site says in the cpu upgrade tab : Supports the following processors:
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 Athlon II X4 6xx/6xxe (Propus)
AMD Athlon II X3 4xx/4xxe (Rana)
AMD Athlon II X2 2xx/2xxe (Regor)

First of all if the hp site says that, does it mean there's nothing better that would work with it? Or they stopped updating this pc page and there is way better on the market that would fit perfectly?
If not, the best one would be the amd phenom II x4 9xx?

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Re: What is the best Processor for the HP Pavilion P6310y Desktop
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 07:49:10 PM »
For booting and opening applications faster I'd suggest a low cost SSD drive. It can take what feels like a slow 5 year old computer feel like new again if the SSD is the boot drive and drive with applications installed to it. SSD will only help with load times taking far lesser time to launch programs and OS, but when it comes to games only large installation games would show a performance gain when large map files etc are loaded.