Upgrading mobo and cpu from q8300 Tags: CPUs 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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove logainofhades CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse citizen_elvis May 5, 2010 1:36:04 AM nah, it's a dual channel. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse Related ressources 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 Ask the community Publish logainofhades CPUs Authority 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. | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse 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 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Upgrading mobo and cpu from q8300> Related ressources: ForumCore 2 Quad Q8300 , will it fit? ForumGTX 470 + Q8300 Bottleneck? ForumQ8300 worth it? Forumtemporary cheap rig Athlon II X4 620 vs. Q8300 ForumWhat Gigabyte motherboard to get for q8300 ? ForumUnable to OC My Q8300 above 2.58 ghz..Also having hyper 212+ ForumQ8300 vs Intel i5-750 ForumNew Core 2 Quad Q8300 many BSOD ForumX4 vs Q8300 vs i3 ForumCore 2 Quad Q8300 vs core i5 650 ForumQ8300 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum[Solved] Upgrading GPU, time for a new PSU? Forum[Solved] Upgrading from slimline to medium sized Tower ForumNew amd 1055T and Asus m3n-ht mobo More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !