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Old 05-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Beginner looking for help

So I just got a new HP, and am not impressed. I have another ~15 days until I can return it for full price. My question is, should I go ahead an return it, get a new processor or OC it to what I need?


CPU: Quad-Core AMD A6-3620 2.20GHZ
Video: 1GB DDR5 Geforce GTX 550 Ti

So I'm just looking for suggestions quickly in case I need to return this and get my money back.

My primary use will be gaming. And thus far, I can't even run Team Fortress 2 or Borderlands at the quality I would like. I had a dual core 3.0GHZ processor in my last build and both ran smooth, I just assumed the quad-core would be a step up, not down.

Thanks in advance!

As a side note, I cannot get into the BIOS due to HP being gay about it :/
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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HP's usually (almost always) don't over clock.

Phenom II, build you own PC from scratch so you can OC and have decent liquid cooling.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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What Shrimp said.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Games dont utilize all four cores really that efficiently... Most are still dual...
+1 to build your own
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