Upgrade from E6420 to a system for photoshoping Tags: New Build RAM Intel i5 Gigabyte Systems Last response: July 20, 2010 4:31 PM in Systems Share ianlti July 20, 2010 7:08:54 AM I am currently using: Intel E6420 Gigabyte p35-DS3R 4X1gb ram 3870 Looking for an upgrade, I am doing most photoshop + little Premiere Pro. Maybe selling my e6420 + 2gb for a potential buyer. Any suggestion, I am not going to spend so much on this upgrade maybe 200-300 max. How about th Q9300 and get another 4gb ram? I was thinking of saving for the i5-750, which going to cost me about 300 with MB + 80 for ram. I know i5 is a dying board. =\ More about : upgrade e6420 system photoshoping Lmeow July 20, 2010 8:48:50 AM A Q9300 would be a good upgrade, I reckon 4 GB of RAM is enough. The GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R supports the Q9300 after BIOS update F11. If you live near a Micro Center you can pick up a Q9550 for quite cheap. evongugg July 20, 2010 4:31:03 PM List of tested graphics display cards for Photoshop CS4 http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405711.html GPU support | CS4 http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/405/kb405445.html#main_h3 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumUpgrade my e6420 ? ForumHelp !!! E6420 a good upgrade to a 3000+ ForumE6420 vs E3200 ForumReplacing E6420 with Q9550 ForumNew E6420 has very high temps ForumClick here if your system won't boot or there is no video output ForumHomebrew Template ForumAthlon X2 6000+ vs C2D E6420 Forum5600+ or E6420 ForumNew C2D e6420 based pc build Forume4300 e4400 e6320 e6420 : which one to choose? ForumHelp on decision please (E6320 vs E6420 vs E6600) Forumwill an E6420 RIP up a P4 630 3.0ghz??? ForumE6600 vs E6420 for overclocking with DDR2-800 RAM? ForumNew build for Video Editing/ photoshoping ? Forumanother reason i hate mac Forum3dsmax, Photoshop & NWN2 -- @$1000 rig ForumLooking to upgrade a system ForumTo Upgrade MObo or not ForumPCI compatibility question More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !