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July 9, 2010 7:07:37 PM

Hey, I am planning on upgrading my processor from dual core to quad core. (i have an E8400 @3.6)

I was looking at this:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Will it work with my motherboard?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

If any more specs are needed, please ask.

ps, If there are any better Intel quad core processors please let me know but keep in mind I don't want to spend more than 300 dollars (canadian). And please use either newegg.ca or tigerdirect.ca

:)  thanks , Mark
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July 9, 2010 8:31:44 PM

Yes.
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July 9, 2010 9:51:43 PM

o1die said:
Yes.


thanks, I might get that then. hopefully it will be better than my dual core lmao
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July 9, 2010 9:55:25 PM

Hell even I agree thats a bad deal! And I am a socket 775 advocate.

Also whats so bad about your E8400? What do you do with your machine?
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July 9, 2010 9:57:56 PM

devilboy9944 said:
first, its not 755, its 775 (probably typo) and I've already got a motherboard that I like. Isnt core i5 dual core? I want quad core for the newer games comming out also.

I might just get the Q9550. thanks for the reply though.


Yes its a dual core but it has hyper threading so has 4 visible cores ( 2 virtual).

Also with it being a whole new architecture it will be far faster than your current CPU and faster than than a quad core.
In addition not alot of games use the whole 4 cores at the moment anyway.
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July 9, 2010 10:17:16 PM

the i3 530 is a dual core with hyper threading, making it seem a quad core. the i5 750 is NOT a dual core, whoever is saying this has no idea what they are talking about. it is a WAY better deal than that 9550. and yeah, typo, sorry, i meant 775.
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July 9, 2010 10:45:49 PM

icraig said:
Hell even I agree thats a bad deal! And I am a socket 775 advocate.

Also whats so bad about your E8400? What do you do with your machine?



I game a lot, mostly gta IV and a bit of css + mw2, I do some of rendering in Sony Vegas 9. I dont really want to go through the hassle of buying a new motherboard either, I just got the 750i. I don't have much money right now because I just bought a GTX 470. But I will have some soon. I've just heard that the Q9550 is a good processor
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July 9, 2010 11:11:12 PM

You may also want to check the forums (anandtech for sale, for example) for a new or near new cpu. I saw one 9550 for $210. I always negotiate for a better deal. You can also check your local craigslist.
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July 9, 2010 11:19:39 PM

There are now processors I3, I5 or I7 by Intel.
You should go for one of them.

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July 9, 2010 11:22:43 PM

angel07 said:
There are now processors I3, I5 or I7 by Intel.
You should go for one of them.

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I have looked into those, but that would require me to buy a new motherboard, this is something that I wouldn't like to do. The core i7 does look very tempting though :) 
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July 9, 2010 11:23:51 PM

o1die said:
You may also want to check the forums (anandtech for sale, for example) for a new or near new cpu. I saw one 9550 for $210. I always negotiate for a better deal. You can also check your local craigslist.


I didn't think of doing that, I should try looking into the local kijiji ads. Thanks for the advice! :) 
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July 10, 2010 3:45:17 AM

hey just get that Q9550 quad. i was playing GTA 4 on my old P4. with every setting to low. then 3 days ago i buy intel Q8300 2.5 GHZ & GTA 4 rocks....... i am still using my old mobo as it supports Quad... i just change my processor & it changed my computing life...
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July 10, 2010 4:08:39 AM

If you live near a microcenter go get the chip from there. I think it makes perfect sense to upgrade to that chip instead of the i7/i5. If he goes that route it will be a lot more expensive due to the new motherboard/ram and the cpu.

While I see the point in not upgrading a socket 775 system at this time I do not agree with it. I would upgrade that system to the q9550 and stretch it out as long as possible. There is no need to upgrade to either socket 1366/1156 when sandy bridge and its new socket is coming very soon anyways.

My only concern is his motherboard. I do recall the nvidia chipsets not liking the Intel quad cores very much. I do not recall which chipsets or if it was all of them that had issues with the 45nm quads. You may want to look into that. Your board may limit your overclock on the q9550. I assume you will be OC'n the new chip because your 8400 was OC'd.
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July 10, 2010 4:34:08 AM

someguy7 said:
If you live near a microcenter go get the chip from there. I think it makes perfect sense to upgrade to that chip instead of the i7/i5. If he goes that route it will be a lot more expensive due to the new motherboard/ram and the cpu.

While I see the point in not upgrading a socket 775 system at this time I do not agree with it. I would upgrade that system to the q9550 and stretch it out as long as possible. There is no need to upgrade to either socket 1366/1156 when sandy bridge and its new socket is coming very soon anyways.

My only concern is his motherboard. I do recall the nvidia chipsets not liking the Intel quad cores very much. I do not recall which chipsets or if it was all of them that had issues with the 45nm quads. You may want to look into that. Your board may limit your overclock on the q9550. I assume you will be OC'n the new chip because your 8400 was OC'd.


I do live about 45 minutes away from a computer store, but their prices are a bit high, I guess its better than waiting forever on shipping and/or returning something if it doesn't work or it's DOA. I used to have a job, it payed for everything in my computer but I recently quit it (due to going away with family to our cottage every weekend and trying to focus on gr. 11) and haven't got money right now, usually I would try and get a core I7 and some DDR3 ram in this situation but money is a problem.

Q9550 is my option now. I like it over other (cheaper) quad cores because of the L2 cache. I'm not quite sure what it does, but a simple google will fix that. it seems like the closets to 12mb is 8mb of the Q6600.

I might be overclocking, just a little, but I don't like messing around with voltages because it raises the temperature too much. 3.0 to 3.6ghz took no voltage changes on my 8400 :)  3.8 or 4.0 was semi-stable but it would always bsod on GTA or cpu stress tests. Temp was good because I got the Tuniq Tower 120.

Thanks for the reply :) 
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July 10, 2010 4:36:42 AM

rohn_avni said:
hey just get that Q9550 quad. i was playing GTA 4 on my old P4. with every setting to low. then 3 days ago i buy intel Q8300 2.5 GHZ & GTA 4 rocks....... i am still using my old mobo as it supports Quad... i just change my processor & it changed my computing life...


thanks :)  its good to hear that. I am glad that you are happy with quad core, my friend said that quad core was bad and such but now lots of games are becoming multi-core ready. It just makes dual core inferior.
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July 10, 2010 4:38:50 AM

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July 10, 2010 5:42:03 PM

Check to see if a micrcenter is near by. Not just any ol computer store. If not order online and do not worry about the shipping. Depending on the site the shipping is actually really fast and good and sometimes free.

I only brought up microcenter because they sell them extremely cheap at those stores.
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July 10, 2010 7:38:09 PM

someguy7 said:
Check to see if a micrcenter is near by. Not just any ol computer store. If not order online and do not worry about the shipping. Depending on the site the shipping is actually really fast and good and sometimes free.

I only brought up microcenter because they sell them extremely cheap at those stores.


What do you mean by "microcenter"? the store I was talking about was pretty high end: http://canadacomputers.com/

I got my GTX 470 and my case from them


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July 10, 2010 7:59:55 PM

microcenter doesnt exist in canada.
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