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March 29, 2010 8:39:48 PM

Hello,
ummm im looking for a quad cpu thats is about 230-250 dollars to help with gaming cause my dual core isnt very good.

i have a 4890 with a 550 watt power supply that i put in this computer myslef they processor isnt is a bottleneck
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so i need a 230 -250 processer that works 100% and will fit in my rig and one that is goood
. or maybe give me suggestions on what i should do to make my pc stonger

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March 29, 2010 9:10:42 PM

# Socket: 775
# Supports the following processors:

* Intel Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield core) Q9xxx
* Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale core) E8xxx
* Intel Core 2 Quad (Kentsfield core) up to Q6600
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March 29, 2010 9:17:37 PM

moody89 said:
If you don't want to change your motherboard as well then a Core2Quad looks to be your best bet. Here is the list of supported CPUs for your motherboard:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=e...

See what you can get on newegg.com for your budget.



umm im not really good at picking stuff which is the most powerful for my 250 buget
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March 29, 2010 9:18:19 PM

You will want a Core2Quad since thats the best you can do without a full Mobo upgrade, however, you could even do a Mobo upgrade AND get a new CPU for $250 if you went for an AMD Phenom II x4 955 for ~$160 with a good AMD 785G (or even a 790GX with a decent deal) for ~$90.
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March 29, 2010 9:34:12 PM

flyinfinni said:
You will want a Core2Quad since thats the best you can do without a full Mobo upgrade, however, you could even do a Mobo upgrade AND get a new CPU for $250 if you went for an AMD Phenom II x4 955 for ~$160 with a good AMD 785G (or even a 790GX with a decent deal) for ~$90.



should i try to buy from intel and get a i5 or a i7 witha intel mobo .

or do u reccoommend amd . also i have ddr2 ram with i need new ram cause i wanta new mobo
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March 29, 2010 9:45:29 PM

i would do as fly suggested and bet an AMD mobo/processor. a 955 should be better than a core2quad, plus you then have further expandability options for the soon to be released hex-cores.
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March 29, 2010 9:47:16 PM

You can get an AM2+ motherboard that is compatible with the 955 and stick with your DDR2 RAM, OR you can get an AM3 board and get DDR3 as well, which will cost you much more.
You could go with intel and get an i5 or i7, but then you will end up spending MUCH more on both the Motherboard and the CPU and will be way over your $250 price range. I suggested the AMD since you could get both CPU and Mobo within your limit of $250.
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March 29, 2010 10:24:56 PM

welshmousepk said:
i would do as fly suggested and bet an AMD mobo/processor. a 955 should be better than a core2quad, plus you then have further expandability options for the soon to be released hex-cores.



can that do crossfire
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March 29, 2010 10:25:33 PM

flyinfinni said:
You can get an AM2+ motherboard that is compatible with the 955 and stick with your DDR2 RAM, OR you can get an AM3 board and get DDR3 as well, which will cost you much more.
You could go with intel and get an i5 or i7, but then you will end up spending MUCH more on both the Motherboard and the CPU and will be way over your $250 price range. I suggested the AMD since you could get both CPU and Mobo within your limit of $250.



can that do crossfire the 955
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March 29, 2010 10:26:31 PM

flyinfinni said:
You can get an AM2+ motherboard that is compatible with the 955 and stick with your DDR2 RAM, OR you can get an AM3 board and get DDR3 as well, which will cost you much more.
You could go with intel and get an i5 or i7, but then you will end up spending MUCH more on both the Motherboard and the CPU and will be way over your $250 price range. I suggested the AMD since you could get both CPU and Mobo within your limit of $250.



also fore easter i can get more *** so lets move this upto a 330-350 pricerange
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March 29, 2010 10:27:50 PM

You can get an AM2+ 790GX for about $95ish and that will do Crossfire and the 955 and will end up costing you about $255 (depending on the deals you find, etc. could be more or less).

Edit:
at $350, you are closer to the i5 750, WITHOUT new RAM (just CPU and Mobo), but you'd need DDR3, which will take you up another ~$80-100.
You can however, then move up to a Phenom II x4 965, and a nice 790GX or 790FX AM2+
Or you could stick with the 955, and get a 790GX AM3 board, and ddr3 memory.
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March 29, 2010 10:29:02 PM

790GX does that suport ddr2 ram
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March 29, 2010 10:32:26 PM

the 790GX does support DDR2 RAM as long as you make sure it is socket AM2+. Socket AM3 is DDR3.
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March 30, 2010 2:03:12 AM

im really think about going with intel. there are i5/i7 motherboards for 80 i have seen them on newegg. and i need ddr3 ram anyway how much better is a i5 than a premonii 965 and how much better is a i7 than both of them
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March 30, 2010 2:08:26 AM

Phenom II 965 vs I5 750

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=102&p2=10...

I5 750 vs I7 950

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=109&p2=10...

The I5 750 will perform slightly better then a Phenom II 965 and as for the performace difference between I5 and an I7 gaming is about the same the I7 will have a slight advantage over an I5 do to its triple channel ram and the ability to run Dual GPUs at 16x 16x. Now depending on you main uses the 3 processors I list all perform about the same in gaming so for a gaming rig on a budget the Phenom II 965BE is where its at. For heavily multithreaded apps then the I7 has the upper hand. For an all around great system The I5 750 is the way to go.
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March 30, 2010 4:00:26 PM

It ought to fit, yes. It is the same dimensions as the motherboard currently inside your PC (both are Micro-ATX and measure 9.6x9.6 in.). Should have no problem.
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March 30, 2010 4:11:49 PM

flyinfinni said:
It ought to fit, yes. It is the same dimensions as the motherboard currently inside your PC (both are Micro-ATX and measure 9.6x9.6 in.). Should have no problem.

can u help me find a new one that one ran out of stock
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March 30, 2010 4:25:17 PM

Well if you really want crossfire and DDR2 on a micoro ATX board you only have a few choices.

Heres a good one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh wait nm I just noticed thats hybrid crossfire.

There is this Jetway board but it can only use upto 4GB of DDR2 in two slots and I cant seem to find if it supports crossfire but it does have 2 PCIE 2.0 x16 slots so I am guessing it will run it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 30, 2010 4:36:31 PM

Where did it run out of stock? still looks like its in stock on Newegg when I pull it up.
On a quick look though, the only other option for a crossfire capable Micro-ATX board with DDR2 support is this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Its cheap, but its Jetway, which I can't recommend to you. They are not a high quality brand and are pretty cheap. If you can't get the DFI, I might suggest you go another direction, or give up crossfire capability.
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March 30, 2010 4:42:20 PM

saaiello said:
Well if you really want crossfire and DDR2 on a micoro ATX board you only have a few choices.

Heres a good one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh wait nm I just noticed thats hybrid crossfire.

There is this Jetway board but it can only use upto 4GB of DDR2 in two slots and I cant seem to find if it supports crossfire but it does have 2 PCIE 2.0 x16 slots so I am guessing it will run it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


what is a hybrid crossfire? also i really need a one that supports 8gb of ram cause right now i have 6gb and i dnt wann alose any
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March 30, 2010 4:44:40 PM

Well, you might have to keep looking around a bit, because that Jetway is the only one I found. Otherwise, you may have to pick up some DDR3 and step up to an AM3 board (and maybe down to a 955).
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March 30, 2010 4:50:26 PM

saaiello said:
Well if you really want crossfire and DDR2 on a micoro ATX board you only have a few choices.

Heres a good one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Oh wait nm I just noticed thats hybrid crossfire.

There is this Jetway board but it can only use upto 4GB of DDR2 in two slots and I cant seem to find if it supports crossfire but it does have 2 PCIE 2.0 x16 slots so I am guessing it will run it.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


what is a hybrid crossfire? also i really need a one that supports 8gb of ram cause right now i have 6gb and i dnt wann alose any
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March 30, 2010 4:54:04 PM

Sorry- forgot to answer the hybrid crossfire question- its crossfiring the integrated graphics with whatever graphics card is added, and is really not worth doing in general.
As far as needing all 6 GB RAM and stuff, sure it's be nice, but when you can't find the hardware, you can't find the hardware. I would suggest you look around a bit more on various sites, and even do the Newegg "notify me when back in stock" thing or whatever, but I can't spend tons of time trying to find a motherboard, sorry.
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March 30, 2010 5:34:28 PM

flyinfinni said:
Sorry- forgot to answer the hybrid crossfire question- its crossfiring the integrated graphics with whatever graphics card is added, and is really not worth doing in general.
As far as needing all 6 GB RAM and stuff, sure it's be nice, but when you can't find the hardware, you can't find the hardware. I would suggest you look around a bit more on various sites, and even do the Newegg "notify me when back in stock" thing or whatever, but I can't spend tons of time trying to find a motherboard, sorry.

ya thats cool i its back in stock now thanks for all your help u will get the best anwser
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March 30, 2010 5:34:41 PM

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March 30, 2010 5:35:33 PM

glad I could help ya. Good luck getting it all set, and hope you enjoy it:-)
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