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April 18, 2010 12:59:20 PM

Hello all, well I recently went from a pentium 4 @ 2.88ghz and a HD4650 to a core 2 duo E6400@2.2 Ghz and a HD 5670 for gaming, and the difference was amazing.

I know that the processor is not amazing, and I want to upgrade to

Intel BX80580Q8300 Q8300 Core 2 Quad Processor - 2.50 GHz,4MB Cache,1333MHz FSB,Socket LGA775,45 nm.

I know that the socket on my motherboard is 775 and was wondering how do i Know whether or not the processor is compatible?

my other worry is power consumtion because i only have a 300watt psu, and its only a stock psu so not amazing, if did get the processor would it run both the graphics card and processor, or would I be better upgrading to a better core 2 duo processor? or just not upgrading?

thanksf for all advice people.
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April 18, 2010 1:16:33 PM

You will have to figure out your exact motherboard you have. I am guessing this is a pre built system if it is list the model number.

Your PSU will be fine it will be plenty to run your system the HD5670 is a low powered card so you will be fine if you wanted a more powerful card you will have to upgrade your PSU then.
April 18, 2010 1:24:59 PM

saaiello said:
You will have to figure out your exact motherboard you have. I am guessing this is a pre built system if it is list the model number.

Your PSU will be fine it will be plenty to run your system the HD5670 is a low powered card so you will be fine if you wanted a more powerful card you will have to upgrade your PSU then.


Thanks for the reply, this is my motherboard.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...
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April 18, 2010 1:30:47 PM

* Socket: 775
* Supports the following processors:
o Intel Core Duo E6x00 with Dual Core technology (Conroe core)
o Pentium D 9x0 series Dual Core (Presler)
o Pentium D 8xx series (Smithfield)
o Pentium 4 6x1 series (Cedar Mill core)
o Pentium 4 6xx (Prescott core)
o Pentium 4 5xx (Prescott core)
o Pentium 4 LGA-775 HT (Prescott core)
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April 18, 2010 1:31:31 PM

You really cant get much better then you already got that board uses a 965 chipset can only run the older 65nm Core 2 processors. You would be best to just wait til you can do a real upgrade. Its not worth putting the money into that older system.
April 18, 2010 2:17:23 PM

saaiello said:
You really cant get much better then you already got that board uses a 965 chipset can only run the older 65nm Core 2 processors. You would be best to just wait til you can do a real upgrade. Its not worth putting the money into that older sys#
tem.


hey i found
http://www.advancetec.co.uk/acatalog/info_030909.html
Its really cheap and 2.93 oppose to 2.13, and usises 65nm would you recomend it?
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April 18, 2010 2:20:56 PM

That will provide little improvement its not worth it you might be able to get an Q6600 to work in that board which is a quad core but its hard to tell if it will work. I would recommend just saving your money and upgrade to a newer platform.
April 18, 2010 2:46:20 PM

saaiello said:
That will provide little improvement its not worth it you might be able to get an Q6600 to work in that board which is a quad core but its hard to tell if it will work. I would recommend just saving your money and upgrade to a newer platform.


Im about to go to Uni to do computer science as so will be skint for the next three years and so have like £100 to upgrade as much as i can before i go, are you sure I wouldnt see any improvement in games with the E6500?
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April 18, 2010 2:49:02 PM

it might be slightly better but what I am also trying to tell you is the E6500 you are looking at is a 45 nm Wolfdale . You need to be looking at 65nm Conroe's.

The best you could put is an E6700 Conroe at 2.66ghz

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27251&processor=E6...

Which is not worth it.
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