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May 28, 2013 1:54:10 AM

Hello, as the title says, my computer runs all new games pretty well, but I feel like my 2.7 Ghz processor is just not enough anymore and was hoping somebody could help. Looking at my cpu-id, my motherboard is an ASUSTeK CM5571 chipset intel P45/P43/G45/G43 bios version 0221. Please help, is their a nice processor that is compatible with my mobo that I could order?

Also if I am missing any information you may need to help me please let me know

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May 28, 2013 2:50:26 AM

Your socket is LGA 775. Current processors use LGA 1155 and higher. So probably you won't get a good processor. But you can get processors which support your socket at bargain prices now. The Intel Core 2 Extreme or Core 2 Quads may suffice.

Do your homework first though. A good place to start would be this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775
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May 28, 2013 3:05:41 AM

What model is your current CPU?

The Q9550 is a good cpu for that socket.

What is your pc being slow with? Often a fresh install of windows 7 can help and a SSD will boost performance in day to day tasks hugely. If its games, then a Graphics card upgrade can improve things more if your CPU isnt too bad (depending on what graphics card you have).
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May 28, 2013 3:16:15 AM

getbacktosrinu said:
Your socket is LGA 775. Current processors use LGA 1155 and higher. So probably you won't get a good processor. But you can get processors which support your socket at bargain prices now. The Intel Core 2 Extreme or Core 2 Quads may suffice.

Do your homework first though. A good place to start would be this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775


Thank you for the reply bud. Judging by what you are saying, I feel like I should just wait and order a new motherboard with it. I have a GTX 660 video card and I am very happy with it, but games that I feel like I should not have issues running, such as borderlands 2, gives me a little trouble, and I was hoping a new motherboard and/or processor would get my card running smoother.
Again, Thank you so much for your time
May 28, 2013 3:30:29 AM

RobCrezz said:
What model is your current CPU?

The Q9550 is a good cpu for that socket.

What is your pc being slow with? Often a fresh install of windows 7 can help and a SSD will boost performance in day to day tasks hugely. If its games, then a Graphics card upgrade can improve things more if your CPU isnt too bad (depending on what graphics card you have).


Hello and thank you. my current CPU is intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz. I almost only game on my pc so I have done a system reboot recently because I have no important files and I can simply reinstall my games. My graphics card is a GTX 660, I know it is not the best card on the market, but I feel like it should run certain games I have better than it does. Do you think my card should run a game such as Borderlands 2 or Arkham City at max? I could be wrong but is the processor what is holding it back?

Also thank you so much, im not the greatest with computers and I would just like to play my games the way they are meant to be played.
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May 28, 2013 5:24:11 AM

Xouteyes42 said:
RobCrezz said:
What model is your current CPU?

The Q9550 is a good cpu for that socket.

What is your pc being slow with? Often a fresh install of windows 7 can help and a SSD will boost performance in day to day tasks hugely. If its games, then a Graphics card upgrade can improve things more if your CPU isnt too bad (depending on what graphics card you have).


Hello and thank you. my current CPU is intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz. I almost only game on my pc so I have done a system reboot recently because I have no important files and I can simply reinstall my games. My graphics card is a GTX 660, I know it is not the best card on the market, but I feel like it should run certain games I have better than it does. Do you think my card should run a game such as Borderlands 2 or Arkham City at max? I could be wrong but is the processor what is holding it back?

Also thank you so much, im not the greatest with computers and I would just like to play my games the way they are meant to be played.


Thats quite a nice GPU, so its most likely your CPU that is holding you back.

Bear in mind, you shouldnt expect to play games on Ultra/Max settings, in many new games these are designed for people with mega high end systems (that cost many thousand $). Most modern PC games will give better graphics even on medium settings than the currect xbox 360 or ps3.
May 28, 2013 5:51:57 AM

RobCrezz said:
Xouteyes42 said:
RobCrezz said:
What model is your current CPU?

The Q9550 is a good cpu for that socket.

What is your pc being slow with? Often a fresh install of windows 7 can help and a SSD will boost performance in day to day tasks hugely. If its games, then a Graphics card upgrade can improve things more if your CPU isnt too bad (depending on what graphics card you have).


Hello and thank you. my current CPU is intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz. I almost only game on my pc so I have done a system reboot recently because I have no important files and I can simply reinstall my games. My graphics card is a GTX 660, I know it is not the best card on the market, but I feel like it should run certain games I have better than it does. Do you think my card should run a game such as Borderlands 2 or Arkham City at max? I could be wrong but is the processor what is holding it back?

Also thank you so much, im not the greatest with computers and I would just like to play my games the way they are meant to be played.


Thats quite a nice GPU, so its most likely your CPU that is holding you back.

Bear in mind, you shouldnt expect to play games on Ultra/Max settings, in many new games these are designed for people with mega high end systems (that cost many thousand $). Most modern PC games will give better graphics even on medium settings than the currect xbox 360 or ps3.


I understand what you mean, I have no desire to run for instance Crysis 3 on maximum settings, I was hoping to just explore my options and get input from people who are smarter than me in this field. I was hoping just upgrading to a better processor would give me an FPS boost. It is annoying dropping to 5 frames in WoW, though this only happens with multiple people on screen, it is unplayable at certain points, and I would much rather not play my games lower than 1080 or that defeats the purpose of my monitor hehe :) 
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May 28, 2013 5:58:26 AM

Xouteyes42 said:
RobCrezz said:
Xouteyes42 said:
RobCrezz said:
What model is your current CPU?

The Q9550 is a good cpu for that socket.

What is your pc being slow with? Often a fresh install of windows 7 can help and a SSD will boost performance in day to day tasks hugely. If its games, then a Graphics card upgrade can improve things more if your CPU isnt too bad (depending on what graphics card you have).


Hello and thank you. my current CPU is intel Pentium E5400 2.7GHz. I almost only game on my pc so I have done a system reboot recently because I have no important files and I can simply reinstall my games. My graphics card is a GTX 660, I know it is not the best card on the market, but I feel like it should run certain games I have better than it does. Do you think my card should run a game such as Borderlands 2 or Arkham City at max? I could be wrong but is the processor what is holding it back?

Also thank you so much, im not the greatest with computers and I would just like to play my games the way they are meant to be played.


Thats quite a nice GPU, so its most likely your CPU that is holding you back.

Bear in mind, you shouldnt expect to play games on Ultra/Max settings, in many new games these are designed for people with mega high end systems (that cost many thousand $). Most modern PC games will give better graphics even on medium settings than the currect xbox 360 or ps3.


I understand what you mean, I have no desire to run for instance Crysis 3 on maximum settings, I was hoping to just explore my options and get input from people who are smarter than me in this field. I was hoping just upgrading to a better processor would give me an FPS boost. It is annoying dropping to 5 frames in WoW, though this only happens with multiple people on screen, it is unplayable at certain points, and I would much rather not play my games lower than 1080 or that defeats the purpose of my monitor hehe :) 



Yeah, I would say thats your CPU holding you back.
May 28, 2013 9:02:24 AM

hafijur said:
I would say with that cpu you are running at like 30% of the graphics card potential.


that is super sad to hear haha. I just have one more quick question please. I bought this pc pre-built from Best Buy a couple years back, and hardware wise all I have done with it is upgraded the graphics card. I am sorry if this sounds stupid, but my question is since this is a pre-built ASUS pc bought from Best Buy, and not a custom built, will changing the motherboard and processor possibly have a negative impact?

I keep forgetting to thank all of you at the end of these posts :)  I appreciate all of your guys help, thank you so much

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May 29, 2013 1:15:02 AM
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Nope. There will be no negative impact (unless you mismatch parts...). In fact, that is the main advantage & fun of having a desktop PC. Your GPU is good, and you may be surprised at what it is capable of: it can play crysis 3 at Full HD with High Settings and an fps of >30. Check this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/crysis-3-performanc...

So all you need is a good CPU + mobo combo. I would suggest a intel i5 (3rd gen) (~200$) + a cheap b75 mobo (~50$) will get you started pretty well.
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May 29, 2013 3:51:28 AM

Upgrading to a new motherboard will require a fresh windows install and installation of all games.
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