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July 27, 2014 7:09:28 PM

  1. OPERATING SYSTEM:
  2. Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
  3. MOTHERBOARD:
  4. Asus P5QL-EM
  5. CPU TYPE:
  6. Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
  7. CPU SPEED:
  8. 3.02 GHz
  9. SOCKET:
  10. LGA775
  11. SYSTEM MEMORY:
  12. 4.29 GB
  13. VIDEO CARD MODEL:
  14. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
  15. VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
  16. 4 GB
  17. VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
  18. nvd3dum.dll
  19. PRIMARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
  20. 1440x900
  21. SECONDARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
  22. 1440x900
  23. HARD DISK SIZE:
  24. 1 TB
  25. HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
  26. 598.98 GB (60%)
  27. DOWNLOAD SPEED:
  28. 2.51 MB/s (20.1 mbps)


Above are my system specs that I will be referring to in this post. First of all my whole issue is based on performance when playing games such as WoW. For those of you that are familiar with WoW; I can participate in 10 man raids on High/Ultra settings and get 40-60 FPS, however; when I participate in 25 man raids with my graphic settings on low I get 1-10 FPS. I believe this is a CPU issue being that my CPU(Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz) is very old and not very good in the first place.

So I need a few questions answered.
Q: First of all, could my CPU be the cause of the low fps in games?
Q: Is the CPU socket(LGA775) on my motherboard(Asus P5QL-EM) an old socket? Is it being outdated by other newer sockets?
Q: Is it worth it to buy a new CPU first that fits the socket on my current Motherboard, or should I just fork out the cash and buy a new Motherboard and a new CPU
Q: If I were to just buy a new CPU on the socket LGA775 would their be support for it in the future.

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July 28, 2014 4:17:01 AM

Jacobmohan10 said:
  1. OPERATING SYSTEM:
  2. Windows 2.6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
  3. MOTHERBOARD:
  4. Asus P5QL-EM
  5. CPU TYPE:
  6. Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
  7. CPU SPEED:
  8. 3.02 GHz
  9. SOCKET:
  10. LGA775
  11. SYSTEM MEMORY:
  12. 4.29 GB
  13. VIDEO CARD MODEL:
  14. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
  15. VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
  16. 4 GB
  17. VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
  18. nvd3dum.dll
  19. PRIMARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
  20. 1440x900
  21. SECONDARY DISPLAY RESOLUTION:
  22. 1440x900
  23. HARD DISK SIZE:
  24. 1 TB
  25. HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
  26. 598.98 GB (60%)
  27. DOWNLOAD SPEED:
  28. 2.51 MB/s (20.1 mbps)


Above are my system specs that I will be referring to in this post. First of all my whole issue is based on performance when playing games such as WoW. For those of you that are familiar with WoW; I can participate in 10 man raids on High/Ultra settings and get 40-60 FPS, however; when I participate in 25 man raids with my graphic settings on low I get 1-10 FPS. I believe this is a CPU issue being that my CPU(Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz) is very old and not very good in the first place.

So I need a few questions answered.
Q: First of all, could my CPU be the cause of the low fps in games?
Q: Is the CPU socket(LGA775) on my motherboard(Asus P5QL-EM) an old socket? Is it being outdated by other newer sockets?
Q: Is it worth it to buy a new CPU first that fits the socket on my current Motherboard, or should I just fork out the cash and buy a new Motherboard and a new CPU
Q: If I were to just buy a new CPU on the socket LGA775 would their be support for it in the future.


The Socket is very old now since we are almost off Haswell which is their 4th generation of products. The CPU isn't all that great since it is a Duo, 4GB of RAM isn't enough these days on nearly any computer, The GPU is pretty good. If you tell me what kind of money you have to upgrade some of your components, I shall do my best to pick what is right for you
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July 28, 2014 10:38:36 AM

I can probably put out a few hundred dollars. Do you think I should get a new motherboard and cpu at the same time then?
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July 28, 2014 11:42:59 AM

Jacobmohan10 said:
I can probably put out a few hundred dollars. Do you think I should get a new motherboard and cpu at the same time then?


Yeah, I would recommend this:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $314.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:42 EDT-0400
If you can fork out $320 I recommend these parts ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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July 28, 2014 12:22:40 PM

thanks :) 
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July 28, 2014 3:07:02 PM

Jacobmohan10 said:
thanks :) 


No Problem
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