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INTEL CPU UPGRADES

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August 8, 2010 5:45:03 PM

I'm running a Intel® Pentium® Processor E5200
(2M Cache, 2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB) with 6 gb 800 mhz corsir ram
My question is I'm looking for a low budget CPU upgrade im wondering of im going to see a big difference between say my 2.5 ghz and a 2.9/3.0 and if so which one of these CPU's is the best value.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 8, 2010 6:01:53 PM

my mother board doesnt support Q8*** only Q6*** Q9*** and im wondering is it worth going from 2.5 to 3.0 am i going to see a decent speed boost or will it be tiny.
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August 8, 2010 6:03:33 PM

which is ur motherboard??? and yes u eill definatly see a good boost by going from 2.5 to 3.0.......
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August 9, 2010 4:35:48 AM

nudge
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August 9, 2010 8:52:30 AM

if Q9xxx series is supported then Q8xxx series also should support....... but not sure, ok hten go for E8400... it's the best proc around in ur choices... Good Luck......
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August 9, 2010 11:14:34 AM

First, does you motherboard allow overclocking? If so, run your E5200 to 3.2 Ghz and you can see the difference and might not need to upgrade.

A cheaper upgrade and also faster is the e6500 that goes to 3.7 Ghz very easily.
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August 9, 2010 1:36:06 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
First, does you motherboard allow overclocking? If so, run your E5200 to 3.2 Ghz and you can see the difference and might not need to upgrade.

A cheaper upgrade and also faster is the e6500 that goes to 3.7 Ghz very easily.

but we don't know that he can overclock or want to overclock or not....... :D 
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August 9, 2010 2:17:44 PM

rohn_avni said:
but we don't know that he can overclock or want to overclock or not....... :D 


Then consider overclocking as another upgrade option only it's free!
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August 9, 2010 7:24:18 PM

What is the GPU and what apps do you use most?
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August 9, 2010 7:38:37 PM

If you're going to get a new system, it might be worthwhile to just start doing it in pieces now rather than wasting cash on a CPU now, then in a few months getting rid of it anyway.

Depends what kind of new system you're looking at, but an easy place to start would be to get a new motherboard now and a cheap cooler and OC your CPU, then down the road upgrade to a quad core. Even if it's not the newest (Core i3/i5/i7), the Core 2 Quads are still quite capable.
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August 9, 2010 8:35:35 PM

the cite for my MOB that i listed early doesnt list the Q8*** set so thats kinda rulled out I'm guessing so im gonna keep looking.
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August 9, 2010 10:01:56 PM

illfindu said:
the cite for my MOB that i listed early doesnt list the Q8*** set so thats kinda rulled out I'm guessing so im gonna keep looking.


Like I said, if you get a new motherboard now and OC your current CPU, then in a few months buy a good Core 2 Quad and OC that you'll be pretty well off.

If, on the other hand, you want to go with an i Core or even AMD, then I guess just go with a faster duo core but really, I don't see much point in spending that money now rather then keeping it for the new PC you're planning.
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August 9, 2010 11:33:33 PM

Well im talking like 5-6 months from now and I'm looking for a cpu to run final fantasy 14 a little better then what i have now so its just temporary.
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August 9, 2010 11:50:16 PM

Also im looking at some OEM is it safe to use the fan from my E5200 in like a Q9200 or E5200+.
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August 9, 2010 11:50:55 PM

my case is quite large with alot of air flow and 4 120mm fans just for background.
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August 10, 2010 2:41:18 PM

By your fan, do you mean the CPU heatsink?? I definitely wouldn't recommend that. If you buy a CPU it should come with a heat sink anyway.
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