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February 1, 2014 8:28:46 PM

Hi, just want to know what is a good core 2 quad for gaming?

my Current Specs:

CPU - Pentinum Dual Core 1.6ghz OC to 3.0ghx

Graphics - Asus GT640 3gb DDR3

RAM - 2GB DDR2

OS - Vista... don't hate me!

please i want a good core 2 quad for oc and gaming, or one or the other. Much appreciated! :) 

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February 1, 2014 8:30:46 PM

Need to know what motherboard you have.

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February 1, 2014 8:32:21 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Need to know what motherboard you have.

-Wolf sends

Right, new i was forgetting something, i have a GIGABYTE G41M-Combo LGA775
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February 1, 2014 8:33:29 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Need to know what motherboard you have.

-Wolf sends

Right, new i was forgetting something, i have a GIGABYTE G41M-Combo LGA775
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February 1, 2014 8:33:30 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Need to know what motherboard you have.

-Wolf sends

Right, new i was forgetting something, i have a GIGABYTE G41M-Combo LGA775
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February 1, 2014 8:34:30 PM

If you can find one, it would be a nice improvement. The thing is, those chips aren't cheap. And you don't have the best motherboard for overclocking.
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February 1, 2014 8:36:02 PM

barto said:
If you can find one, it would be a nice improvement. The thing is, those chips aren't cheap. And you don't have the best motherboard for overclocking.

Core 2 quad? Expensive? thats like saying intel gma is better than a gtx 780
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February 1, 2014 8:48:36 PM

One of the best CPUs your motherboard can accept is the Intel Core2Quad Q9650. Match that with 8GB of RAM and a gaming graphics card (and power supply) and you'll be much better suited for gaming.

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February 1, 2014 8:56:10 PM

thank you, plus i already have a gaming graphics card lol, and im gettingt kingston 4x2 = 8gb ddr3 1333mhz in a while, also does my specs support 64 bit windows 7?
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February 1, 2014 9:06:16 PM

You can't put ddr3 in a ddr2 motherboard.
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February 1, 2014 9:27:14 PM

its dual channel mate
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February 1, 2014 9:34:19 PM

Ah OK supports both
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February 2, 2014 12:07:51 AM

For the record, Microsoft Windows 7 is supported by your motherboard.
Drivers

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February 2, 2014 6:11:40 AM

GrimzardTech said:
Core 2 quad? Expensive? thats like saying intel gma is better than a gtx 780


No they are expensive. I know, I bought Q9550. A used Q9550 is going to cost about $100. A brand new one is going to cost you over $200. In terms of relative performance, you're getting ripped off. You're only saving money by not buying a motherboard. You can get an i5 for $180 and it will destroy the Core2. An AMD 6300 is only $120 and it's more powerful and a better overclocker than a Q9550. Like I said, expensive.

Don't get confused with memory. DDR3 and dual channel are different things. Yes your motherboard supports DDR2 and DDR3 but it's not because it's dual channel. I could explain it but it's easier to just copy the line from Wikipedia:

"Dual-channel-enabled memory controllers in a PC system architecture utilize two 64-bit data channels. Dual channel should not be confused with double data rate (DDR), in which data exchange happens twice per DRAM clock. The two technologies are independent of each other and many motherboards use both, by using DDR memory in a dual-channel configuration."
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February 2, 2014 7:27:23 AM

GrimzardTech said:
64-bit?


If you click on the Drivers link and click the OS drop down, you'll see Windows 7 64 bit as an option.

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February 2, 2014 10:23:14 PM

thnak you wolf, and gettin a ne mobo is too annoying to plug psu port and shit into it
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