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Upgrading E8400

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March 14, 2010 6:33:00 AM

Given the following components, does it make sense to upgrade my current E8400 to something faster? If so, what CPU would get me the most value?

Computer: Giga-Byte P35-DS3L Rev.02
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (Wolfdale-H, C0)
3000 MHz (9.00x333.3) @ 2000 MHz (6.00x333.3)
Motherboard: Giga-Byte P35-DS3L Rev.02
Chipset: Intel P35 (Bearlake-P) + ICH9
Memory: 4096 MBytes @ 400 MHz, 5.0-5-5-15
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 9800 GTX
nVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX/GTX+ (G92-420), 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
Drive: ST3320613AS, 312.6 GB, Serial ATA 3Gb/s
Drive: TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B, DVD+R DL
Drive: MagicISO Virtual DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM
Sound: Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio [A2]
Network: Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Build 6002


Chuck

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March 14, 2010 7:13:36 AM

i would slap on a good cpu cooler get a better board and crank that e8400 to 4ghz and hold out a month and upgrade grapics.power supply(maybe) and hold on till xmas and move to a new socket
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March 14, 2010 7:23:24 AM

Yeah OC CPU and GPU Upgrade.

That CPU can handle much better GPUs
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March 14, 2010 12:50:38 PM

The G'byte P35 motherboards are good to past 400 MHz. Keep the motherboard. Put the money you save toward a better video card.
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March 14, 2010 2:07:38 PM

I kind of felt a CPU upgrade might not make so much sense which is why I asked the question here. Now, what direction to go on graphics card? Again, I don't have to have the very best but do appreciate value. What's the best "bang for buck" video card out there currently? Thanks in advance for your help.

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March 14, 2010 2:50:04 PM

For a monitor with 1680X1050 native resolution 9800GTX is still plenty.

So I'd suggest you to stick to your current PC for a while.

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March 14, 2010 2:57:38 PM

Thanks for the advise. It is as I thought and why I posted the question here. I suppose I'll chug along with this system for a while longer.

Chuck
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