Hey everyone, i'm looking to buy a few new parts. Its for gaming, watching videos, the web. etc. Would all of these be compatible and should i change anything? I'm not looking to crossfire at all. Cheaper the better also
well i just recently bought the Q8400 which was an upgrade from a E6550. In games my fps is alot better but in general programs, start up and shutdown for windows it seems like it became sluggish. Which is why im thinking of just cutting my losses and getting a 955 and ddr3 memory. If i do not need a new psu thats a bonus. Getting new ram,cpu,mobo for a 955 is only 70$ more than the Q9550 and i get USB3 and 4gb DDR3 vs 2gb DDR2 im on now.
edit: and to add another 2gb of memory ( i have 2gb now) will cost another $50 making a new build look that much more teasing.. to me atleast
Honestly, you could just overclock the processor, that would fix it. You are suffering from low clockspeeds, put that processor to 3.2-3.6 GHz and you will be fine. You will need a heatsink, the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is good and can be found for about $30 around the web. Then go and buy another 2GB of RAM and you have an upgrade for under $100.
do not buy a quadcore lga775. they are capable processors and i definitely disagree with anyone who dares call em outdated useless crap, but at this point i dont think it would be very wise to spend $280 on a cpu that runs on an older platform.