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June 25, 2010 12:58:12 PM

Hello,

Please review specification of my existing old CPU. And let me know weather it is enough for Games.
I am planning to add GeoForce 9800GT to this box

- Motherboard - Intel DG31PR
- Core 2 DUO E4500 processor
- Transcand 800 MHZ 2GB DDR2
- 400 watts Iball PSU


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June 25, 2010 1:10:39 PM

It should run fine, although your E4500 could use an upgrade, perhaps an E7500 or Q8400? You will probably need to flash your motherboard's BIOS.
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June 25, 2010 1:16:22 PM

You mean, I should upgrade to E7500 or Q8400?
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June 25, 2010 1:20:31 PM

Yes. Preferably an upgrade to a E7600 or higher-clocked dual-core if you don't know how to overclock.
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June 25, 2010 1:25:05 PM

I don't know how to overclock, and I don't think I will ever do that with my MOBO.
is it absolutely required for gaming?
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June 25, 2010 1:35:34 PM

your mobo wont allow overclocking...
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June 25, 2010 4:38:51 PM

If you want to do more things at once get the quad. If you want to game and do nothing more wile gaming get the dual core.
A quad gives you more power(wide shoulders) and a dual core (that one) gives you better speed but not by much.

Flashing your bios is recommended.

At what resolution do you intend to play games?
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