i got a new motherboard good for overclocking and i need a new processor for gaming i play games like battlefield, dragon age rigins, crysis etc...
my mobo accepts LGA775 all the way up to core quad or core duo i want to spend less than 200 dollars for a CPU so what CPU should i get a core 2 duo ? or a core 2 quad? i dont know what are the differences for this ones
you may want to check the motherboard manufacturers website for CPU compatibility. The box saying "supports core2quad" can be vague and misleading. if its an older mobo then it may only support 65nm core2quads and might need a bios update to work with 45nm quads like the q9550.