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April 7, 2010 6:04:12 PM

My Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 seems very slow using HD Video editing software,
what currently available processor can i use with my current motherboard which is NF 650 I SLIT A
or is this too old to upgrade now

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April 8, 2010 9:07:26 AM

Thanks Xaira
A new rig is not an option at the moment, so it looks like a used item,
which do you think would be the best choice, the Q6600-6700, or a Pentium 4 540 etc
for my Cyberlink HD Video
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April 8, 2010 9:14:58 AM

Try Overclocking your E6750. That might speed up the process.

If you still feel its slow then get a Q6600(As Xaira said, you can get a used one too).

Pentium 4 will be even slower than your current E6750.
April 8, 2010 9:44:02 AM

Thanks
there are some Q6600s available on that well known Auction Site
I am not sure about Overclocking, Best leave that to the experts
Regards
Rob
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April 8, 2010 10:20:12 AM

Well you can try overclocking.That's not as difficult as you think.

If interested then check out the overclocking guide(Stickied on the top) in OC section.
April 8, 2010 5:41:57 PM

A Pentium 4 540 is a single core CPU and would be a major downgrade from what you have now.
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April 8, 2010 6:18:57 PM

If you can, try the Q6600 if you can get one- would be a solid upgrade if you can get a reasonable price.
April 8, 2010 10:15:23 PM

Quite a few on Ebay around £75-£120 Does that sound about right ?
April 8, 2010 10:19:43 PM

rodney_ws said:
A Pentium 4 540 is a single core CPU and would be a major downgrade from what you have now.


Thanks very much for that, i should have realised that Pentiums are an older CPU,
there seem to be a few Q6600s about so i will go for one of those,anything i need to look out for ?
Regards
Rob
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April 8, 2010 10:24:47 PM

That should do ya- As long as you know how to use Ebay and not get ripped off, you should be fine:-)
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April 9, 2010 8:18:54 AM

Yes. Go for the Q6600. :) 

All the best!
April 28, 2010 9:41:24 PM

shubham1401 said:
Yes. Go for the Q6600. :) 

All the best!


Ok so i now have a working Q6600 (so im told) is it just a case of swapping it for my core 2 duo or do i need to alter the bios, or back up all my files etc

Rob
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April 29, 2010 2:20:58 AM

Rob- You may need to do a BIOS update, but thats pretty simple- just go to the mobo manufacturers website and download the latest BIOS for your board, flash it, and then drop in that Q6600.
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