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 471 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. citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 1:36:04 AM nah, it's a dual channel. Related resources Best mobo for Intel Q8300 C2Q Processor - Forum Which GPU to pair with a Q8300 CPU , 660 or 650 Ti? - Forum Can my mobo support a C2Quad q8300 2.5ghz? - Forum Will my q8300 bottleneck 650ti? - Forum Is my Intel Q8300 bottlenecking my HD4890 - 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? logainofhades a c 471 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. 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 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core 2 Quad Q8300 , will it fit? Forum GTX 470 + Q8300 Bottleneck? Forum Q8300 worth it? Forum temporary cheap rig Athlon II X4 620 vs. Q8300 Forum What Gigabyte motherboard to get for q8300 ? Forum Unable to OC My Q8300 above 2.58 ghz..Also having hyper 212+ Forum Q8300 vs Intel i5-750 Forum New Core 2 Quad Q8300 many BSOD Forum X4 vs Q8300 vs i3 Forum Core 2 Quad Q8300 vs core i5 650 Forum Q8300 Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum [Solved] Upgrading GPU, time for a new PSU? Forum [Solved] Upgrading from slimline to medium sized Tower Forum New amd 1055T and Asus m3n-ht mobo Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !