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 784 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 Help on upgrading! Cpu Mobo or Gpu - Forum Upgrading CPU/Mobo/GPU. Have a good idea, need some advice. - Forum upgrading mobo + cpu - Forum Help with upgrading new Mobo, CPU, OS - 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 784 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 Will upgrading my ram from 4 gb of ddr 2 800MHZ to 4GB DDR3 1333mhz help lift the bottleneck on my q8300 and gtx 650 (non ti) Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU+MOBO is there a way around a fresh install? Forum SolvedUpgrading mobo and cpu. Forum 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 SolvedCan my mobo support a C2Quad q8300 2.5ghz? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU/video card with an Asus M3A78-T mobo 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 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !