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Core i5 650 8gb RAM vs Core i5 750 4gb RAM

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February 11, 2010 4:48:08 AM

So.. as the title says, I am currently using an Intel Core i5 650 processor with 4gb DDR3 Ram on a Gigabyte H55M-UD2H Motherboard.

I got a great Mobo/CPU combo deal at Fry's Electronics for my current setup @ $200 USD. To get the quad-core will cost me only $100 more. I could have 8gb of RAM for around the same price. What are your guys' thoughts?

I am using my computer for music production in Cubase 5.

And as a side question, does anybody know the compatability at the moment with 64-bit Windows and the majority of high-end (audio/film/photo) applications in the event I upgrade RAM over CPU?

I love these forums and all of the knowledgeable people on here and really look forward to hearing feedback regarding my issue.

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February 11, 2010 4:52:37 AM

i5-750+4GB > i5-650+8GB

p.s. 4GB is more than sufficient and I rarely encounter a situation where more than 3GB is used!
February 11, 2010 4:54:03 AM

Wow!! I'm speechless. Thank you soo much! I think I've seen your postings before and noticed your i5-750. Awesome!

Thanks Andy.
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February 12, 2010 4:14:41 AM

Ah! Just picked up the 750 and it's awesome! Now I just have to set up my RAM to be Dual Channel, I didn't know it was anything different than just putting the RAM in.
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February 12, 2010 7:43:42 AM

Check the motherboard's manual. It is definitely there!
February 12, 2010 1:42:59 PM

I did, and I figured it out. Thanks a lot for your help andy, it means a lot.
February 22, 2010 2:38:47 AM

Best answer selected by coolshaps.
March 3, 2011 12:27:11 PM

core i5-650 working without graphics card,corei5 -750 working with graphics card