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July 10, 2010 12:05:43 PM

Ok. So I can build my own PC, but I’m not really that saavy when it comes to spec’ing out my CPU. It’s time to upgrade my CPU and I don’t really understand the differences between my options. Currently I have a Pentium Duo Core 2.4 GHz that doesn’t meet my needs. I have an ASUS P5LD2 Rev. 2.01G mobo with a socket 775. I visited the ASUS site, and here is what I think are my best choices for speed, that were listed there. Can someone tell me which of these choices is the fastest CPU for my mobo? I really appreciate any guidance. Thanks!



Core 2 Extreme X6800(2.93GHz,1066FSB,L2:4MB,revB2)

P4-519K (3.06 GHz) (533 FSB, EM64T, revG1)

P4-672 (3.8 GHz, 800 FSB, L2:2MB, revR0)

Pentium D 960(3.6GHz, 800 FSB, L2 4MB, revC1)

Pentium Dual Core E2220(2.4GHz,800FSB,L2 1MB,M0)


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July 10, 2010 12:34:20 PM

Pentium E2220 2.4 GHz is your current CPU? Can you better explain why it doesnt meet your needs?
It looks like that motherboard won't support any of the 45nm C2D family or C2Qs. Not even the E6850 33.0Ghz 65nm C2D is supported.

To be honest I don't see any decent upgrade path for you with that motherboard. Getting an C2D X6800 wouldnt be a major boost in performance.
Passmark CPU scores:
Core2Duo X6800 @ 2.93GHz = 1854
Pentium Dual E2220 @ 2.40GHz = 1397
Pentium D 3.60GHz = 997 (P4-519K & P4-672 both single core and much less powerful than E2200)

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July 10, 2010 12:41:16 PM

That passmark really can't be right for the X6800, if it is then my Pentium Dual Core E6700 is faster?!!?!?

It says 2268 for the PD-C E6600 and mines faster still!

BAck on topic as WR2 says you're very limited as your board is 945 based.

Whats your budget? As it is worthless just upgrading the CPU for you.
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July 10, 2010 12:50:08 PM

but he cant use 45nm wolfdale, he is limited to 65nm conroe
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July 10, 2010 12:53:12 PM

Not if changes motherboards he's not.
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July 10, 2010 1:18:27 PM

WR2 said:
Pentium E2220 2.4 GHz is your current CPU? Can you better explain why it doesnt meet your needs?
It looks like that motherboard won't support any of the 45nm C2D family or C2Qs. Not even the E6850 33.0Ghz 65nm C2D is supported.

To be honest I don't see any decent upgrade path for you with that motherboard. Getting an C2D X6800 wouldnt be a major boost in performance.
Passmark CPU scores:
Core2Duo X6800 @ 2.93GHz = 1854
Pentium Dual E2220 @ 2.40GHz = 1397
Pentium D 3.60GHz = 997 (P4-519K & P4-672 both single core and much less powerful than E2200)


This is my home theater PC. I recently upgraded the PowerDVD 10 with 3D capabilities. That application will not play 3D Bluray smoothly with my current CPU. I also play some games on this PC. I have a very good Video card already. I guess i was looking for the easiest way to get some more life out of this mobo.

If I did decide to scrap the Mobo, what are my best options for mobo/ cpu combos not spending more than @ $250? Thoughts?

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July 10, 2010 1:26:06 PM

What video card are you using? We might be able to get you a video card upgrade that would fix the Blu-Ray playback issue for a lot less than the CPU/MB upgrade.
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July 10, 2010 2:06:54 PM

I had the same thoughts...just upgraded video card to NVidia GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5. It definately helped....but image still stutters and sound and vid out of sync. I have all software patches, updates applied. The system will play games and regular Bluray flawlessly, but 3D doubles the image --one for left and right eye). This is very CPU intensive.

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July 10, 2010 2:43:14 PM

It would work - but it's a downgrade from your current CPU.
See that Passmark benchmark score above - it's that same Pentium D 3.6Ghz.

We better have you list all your system components so we can see what can transfer forward to the new CPU/MB - like RAM, case, etc.
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July 10, 2010 3:27:56 PM

OK then. The goal is to have an upgraded Home Theater PC using as many of the existing components that I have. I use this PC for surfing the internet, playing games, recording TV with Windows 7 media center, and playing DVD movies (3D and Bluray) w 7.1 surround sound. Its connected to an awesome 73" Mitsubishi DLP HDTV.

Here's what I've got:

Windows 7 home premium

Case: Origen x11: http://www.origenae.com/en/htpc_x11.htm

1TB SATA Hard Drive

4 x 1GB DDR2 RAM

550 w Ultra Quiet Power supply

HDTV tuner card

(NEW) GeForce Gt 240 512MB video card

What I'm looking for: MoBo ATX form factor (easier to work on for me)

Much faster CPU than current Pentium Core Duo 2.4gHz

MoBo needs to have onboard HD Audio 7.1 CH sound and SPDIF optical output.


So that's it! I'd like to see the best bang for the buck in a MoBo/ Processor combo that ideally, I'd like to spend between $250 and max $350. I most appreciative of any help!!!

---Chris



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Anonymous
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July 10, 2010 3:42:42 PM

I know I keep searching for the easiest upgrade path. Would this chip be compatible, and would it give me a noticeable bump in performance?:

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=30789

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July 10, 2010 4:25:13 PM

I don't think any of the quad core CPUs will work in the ASUS P5LD2 Rev. 2.01G.
Lowest price I could find for one was a used QX6850 @ $280 and new @ $800.

What DDR2 RAM are you using? 667? 800?
What is the actual model of that 'Pentium Core Duo 2.4gHz'?

What I found that may work for you:
Pentium Dual-Core E6500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz $80 with an overclock target around ~3.5-3.6Ghz
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L 775 P43 MB $80 coaxial & optical S/PDIF / Realtek ALC888 7.1 audio
Option CPU: Core 2 Quad Q8400 Yorkfield 2.66GHz $170 OC target ~3.0-3.2Ghz
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July 10, 2010 5:03:40 PM

Ok. I'm a doofus! I used the CPUID freeware program to get the specs: It's actually only an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2 GHz 65nm CPU.

So let's step back for a moment. The DVD playback is ALMOST there. I think with a bit more ooomph, it would be fine. Which CPU is the best performance improvement that I could get with my existing MoBo? Just simply swapping out Socket 775 CPU's? Can I get close to 3GHz without overclocking?


---Chris :ange: 
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July 10, 2010 5:37:02 PM

I do like your Gigabyte/ CPU options. Thanks for that! I am seriously cosidering those options.

One more CPU only upgrade option question. Would this CPU work with my system as is, and wold it be a noticeable jump in performance?:

http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=30785


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July 10, 2010 6:15:24 PM

That CPU is not on your supported list.

See http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=gD1ljCkUWy1Y3yMG&... for a list of the CPUs your board supports.

How much is your budget? As you could spend $200 on a new CPU or get a new motherboard and CPU along with new DDR3 RAM.
Have a look at some that AMD have to offer, like the Athlon X2 260. That way you'll have an upgrade path higher than your board or any 775 board will.
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July 10, 2010 6:59:03 PM

I had looked at the E6850 up in my first post and as iCraig pointed out its not on the supported list - almost certainly because of it's higher 1333Mhz FSB.

It makes sense to see how much of an overclock you can put on that C2D E4500. E4500 has a reputation of being a good OC'er.
If you can nudge it up around 2.8Ghz~3.0Ghz you might just have what you need right there.
The E4500 has a CPU multiplier of 11. So with the standard Front Side Bus(FSB) of 800Mhz (quad pumped) - which is actually 200Mhz you get (200 * 11) 2.2Ghz
Bumping up the FSB (overclocking) would get you the following values:
FSB 250 2.75Ghz
FSB 260 2.86Ghz
FSB 275 3.02Ghz
FSB 300 3.3Ghz
FSB 333 3.6Ghz

The 1st limiting factor might be the stock CPU cooler.

Some 'light reading' on overclocking: THG Core 2 Duo Overclocking Guide
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Anonymous
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July 10, 2010 7:16:05 PM

Thanks for all your help and advice. I'll consider the o'clocking route. It seems do-able!
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