Upgrading mobo and cpu from q8300 Tags: CPUs Product Last response: May 5, 2010 2:06 AM in CPUs Share citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 12:32:38 AM Hello once again, peoples....I've been around the grapevine and I've been considering upgrading my mobo and cpu. Here's my system: mobo: ASUS P5G43T-M PRO P5G43T-M PRO CPU: Intel C2Q Q8300 RAM: 6 GB DDR3 RAM (PC3-10700) GFX: HIS ati radeon 5850 HD: 600 GB PSU: OCZ ModxStream Pro 500W Since LGA 775 is now a dead socket, I've been considering switching to AMD and getting a Phenom II X6 1055T with this asus motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I'm trying to keep a reasonable budget under $500. I'm also wondering if switching to amd will grant me better longevity...or should I save up for Intel- based systems? Any input is welcome! Thanks! More about : upgrading mobo cpu q8300 logainofhades a c 737 à CPUs May 5, 2010 1:32:58 AM Is that 6gb a triple channel kit? If so just go with an i7-920/930 and a decent x58 motherboard. m 0 l citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 1:36:04 AM nah, it's a dual channel. m 0 l Related resources GTX 650 and Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q8300 2.5GHz? - Forum upgrading mobo + cpu - Forum Help with upgrading new Mobo, CPU, OS - Forum Upgrading CPU+MOBO is there a way around a fresh install? - Forum Upgrading mobo and cpu. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 1:41:39 AM im a bit of a nub with the memory...i know my cpu-z says it's dual channel, but where do i find the nitty gritty? m 0 l logainofhades a c 737 à CPUs May 5, 2010 1:42:37 AM citizen_elvis said:nah, it's a dual channel. In that case the PhII X6 would be a good choice. I personally do not like Asus. Never had any luck with their motherboards. I prefer gigabyte. m 0 l citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 2:01:03 AM Quote:Go to the SPD tab and see what config it is.. yeah the config's the way you said @ 2G*2+1G*2 m 0 l citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 2:06:57 AM yeah, i plan on gaming and college work for the most part. I'll keep your suggestion in consideration m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhat to do with an SSD if upgrading mobo and cpu? Forum SolvedPlease advise: Upgrading from 6 yr old CPU/Mobo w/ $750-1000 budget Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and Mobo Forum SolvedUsing a 7790 with Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300 CPU? good or bad? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU, Video Card, and Mobo need advice Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU/video card with an Asus M3A78-T mobo Forum SolvedCan my mobo support a C2Quad q8300 2.5ghz? Forum SolvedUpgrading my CPU/MOBO. I need a 2nd opinion. Forum SolvedGetting worse FPS after upgrading mobo and cpu? Forum Solvedupgrading cpu and mobo going to intel help Forum SolvedLooking for a CPU+Mobo for upgrading my current computer. Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading Mobo, CPU & Ram ~$400 Forum Solvedupgrading mobo + cpu will i need new win 7 ? Forum SolvedUpgrading Mobo/cpu + new SSD. How do I start SSD/HDD and OS wise?? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU, on old mobo, without breaking the bank. Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !