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Need help in upgrading my CPU for my MOBO

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November 9, 2009 4:11:26 PM

Good day everyone,

As my PC is now 2 years old I need to look at upgrades..

I am currently running a MSI p6n NON platinum accepts socket lga 775..

My CPU is a core 2 duo e6600 and I am running 4 gigs of corsair ddr2 6400 xms2 extreme

My question is is worth upgrading the CPU to a e8500?? Or is there a better CPU to upgrade too??

I would prefer not to upgrade the MOBO if at all possible..

I am also running a8800 gtx, and will be upgrading to a ati 5850, if that is possible?

any thoughts and feedback welcome!

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November 9, 2009 4:42:29 PM

Well according to MSI update I am at version 2.5,

Now is the e8500 better then the e6850 for example?
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November 9, 2009 5:26:01 PM

Scar13 said:
Well according to MSI update I am at version 2.5,

Now is the e8500 better then the e6850 for example?


Not realy. it wont be noticeable. If you want notice able performance increase then i would go after Core 2 Quad Q9400 $189.99

Here the cpu you were looking into. Core 2 duo e8500 189.99



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November 9, 2009 5:33:02 PM

yeah that Quad core isnt supported...

How big a diffrence is the e6600 to the e6850 then??

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November 9, 2009 5:41:51 PM

Bou'd be going from 2.4 GHz to 3 GHz, so thats up to 25% performance increase. With the gpu upgrade, you will have a powerful gaming machine.
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November 9, 2009 5:55:14 PM

Scar13 said:
yeah that Quad core isnt supported...

How big a diffrence is the e6600 to the e6850 then??


Sorry about that for some reason i though i read it as supported.

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November 9, 2009 7:14:41 PM

if you can afford the jump from the E6600 to the E8400 then the performance jump would be noticeable. It all depends on what you plan to use your pc for.
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November 9, 2009 7:39:30 PM

I only use this pc for browsing and gaming,

As of late wow has intermitent lock ups... I think My vid card is dieing slowly on me.. So figured it was time to upgrade..
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