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January 12, 2010 7:54:12 AM

hi

i want to know if intels socket 775 is worth it, if i want to upgrade in the future or somrthing..

i have an ECS P45t-a mobo, Dual Core 2.8ghz E6300, 2gb RAM, XFX HD 4890, 550watt PSU

i want to know if i should stick with that for a while(year or 2) or if i should sell and get and AMD setup or something cheap-ish

thanks

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January 12, 2010 8:10:42 AM

If you OC and already have those components then stick with 775...

Otherwise get a cheap AM3 board.

You'll have a lot of choices for the processor.
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January 12, 2010 8:42:48 AM

You still have plenty of faster processors available to you.
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January 12, 2010 8:57:53 AM

thanks but i also want to know, is socket 775 doomed? i'm sure they will stop making 775 CPU's in a short while with I3, I5 and I7's on the market.
January 12, 2010 9:04:13 AM

Of course they are. 775 is dead. Why would you think otherwise?

having said that you can still buy CPUs and will be able to for a long while. You will max out at a Core 2 Quad.
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January 12, 2010 9:05:20 AM

Only thing is you can't get anything faster than C2Q for a LGA 775 socket.
If you won't be upgrading your E630 anytime soon hen get LGA 775 but if you think you will need Quads or better then get an AM3 mobo along with X4 620 or X3 720 processor.
January 12, 2010 9:07:31 AM

shubham1401 said:
Only thing is you can't get anything faster than C2Q for a LGA 775 socket.
If you won't be upgrading your E630 anytime soon hen get LGA 775 but if you think you will need Quads or better then get an AM3 mobo along with X4 620 or X3 720 processor.




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He already has a P45 board. No reason to suggest switching platforms when Phenom II matches a C2Q. Just needless money being thrown around there.
January 12, 2010 10:01:24 AM

Well if you look at the charts in this article..

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-balanced-plat...

.. your processor will be bottle necking your 4890. On the 775 sure you could get a Q9550 but at £211 (novatech) that's a lot to put into an old socket when you look at the price of a core i7 920 (£234). The core 2 duo E8400 at £140 is better but personally if I were in your shoes I'd try to overclock and make do (as has been said above) until something came along that I couldn't play without an upgrade. and at that point see how the prices are looking.

That said there is a fair shift in performance from the pentium E6300 to the C2D and C2Q chips, and I think you may struggle with the E6300 for 2 years.. but I'd look to last as long as possible without further investment and then switch socket.

I was in a simlar boat in Jan 2009 but with a P4 650 and at the time went for a Q6600 at £137 to keep the motherboard going. I think it was the right move for me the 775 prices were still low enough to go for it and the improvement was more noticable than what you would see, it should keep me going for at least another year (I hope). Also my motherboard wouldn't take the newer C2Q processors so I had to snap up a Q6600 before supplies dried up or prices went through the roof.
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January 12, 2010 10:08:13 AM

Actually, clock for clock the Phenom II is Slower than a Core 2 CPU.
http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3492&p=4

No, Intel will not be making any new LGA775 CPU's.
They have already moved on to the newer LGA1156 and LGA1366 platforms.
That being said, there are still plenty of LGA775 quad core CPU's you can upgrade to, most of which should still be for sale for quite some time.

As your current system is roughly equal to a Phenom II x2 build, and can be upgraded to surpass a Phenom II x4 rig, I would recommend sticking with what you have.
It will be less expensive to simply drop in a new CPU than to upgrade your motherboard, CPU and RAM.

What I would recommend is for you to upgrade to 4Gb+ RAM and to overclock your CPU.
Beyond that, save your cash for when you feel your system needs a further performance boost.
At that time take a look at what is on the market and make an informed decision on whether to upgrade just your CPU or the entire platform.
January 12, 2010 11:17:24 AM

thanks people.. i will stick with my current system and if i do overclock, what should i OC to.. 3.0ghz? 3.2ghz? (i have bought another cpu cooler, its the same as stock except its a little bigger., i also want to keep stock voltages)

thanks
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January 12, 2010 11:27:39 AM

Shoot for the stars, your CPU is a great overclocker!

Read through the Core 2 Overclocking Sticky for a run down on the basics.
If you want to keep the voltage stock, run Coretemp to locate your VID and manually set it in the BIOS.
January 12, 2010 11:51:09 AM

cool cool i will do
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January 12, 2010 12:30:09 PM

SuperFly03 said:
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He already has a P45 board. No reason to suggest switching platforms when Phenom II matches a C2Q. Just needless money being thrown around there.



Oops didn't saw he has a mobo.
I though he has to buy one.
My bad :lol: 
January 13, 2010 3:11:38 AM

shubham1401 said:
Oops didn't saw he has a mobo.
I though he has to buy one.
My bad :lol: 


No problemo. :) 
January 13, 2010 6:06:41 AM

Get this AM3 board.

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January 13, 2010 6:11:18 AM

ill check it out thanks
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