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Core 2 Duo E6750 UPGRADE HELP +ATI 4890

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May 21, 2009 9:33:35 PM

Hey i have a E6750 that i think is bottlenecking my Ati 4890 i was wondering what would be the best cpu to upgrade from it from core 2 quad range or core 2 duo.

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gigabyte P31-D3SL
2GB Ram
Intel Core 2duo E6750
Gigabyte HD4890
May 21, 2009 10:02:35 PM

the 8400 appears to be a nice core 2 duo lying around atm, or you could just wiat for the i7 prices to drop
May 22, 2009 1:32:35 AM

E8400 or E8500 + a good CPU cooler (Xigmatek).
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May 22, 2009 10:22:31 AM

Just add a cooler to your E6750 and a simple overclock should boost it to over 3.2 GHz. If you want quad core power go with the Q9400 at least or the Q9550.
May 22, 2009 10:36:23 AM

Yeah the cheap upgrade is to buy a good cooler and overclock that E6750, because you wont see much of a difference from an upgrade right now.
May 22, 2009 10:36:54 AM

+1 to Dirtmountain
Just buy a better cooler and overclock it and you will not have any problems with bottlenecking. My only concern is the motherboard but it should be able to support at least a bit of OC.
May 28, 2009 4:46:16 PM

I agree with fortunex, "E8400 or E8500 + a good CPU cooler." 45nm vs 65nm, big OC and overall performance difference. The E6750 is not the best chip for OCing.
May 29, 2009 9:00:43 AM

If you want to be sure that your video card will not be bottlenecked by the processor , you can OC to 3,2 Ghz (FSB 1600) and you will be more than fine. So I don't think you should spend any money except a better cooler (if you don't have one already).
August 24, 2009 6:22:06 PM

I currently have a E6750 overclocked with a simple Arctic Freezer 7 Pro cooler that is under $30 to 3.4ghz. You should also consider a motherboard upgrade before a processor upgrade. I would recommend a crossfire Gigabyte board with the P45 chipset ($135). If you really want to go quad then go with the Q9550 ($220) and overclock it. The huge cache of this processor is what is going to help your gaming performance. I hope this helps.
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