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October 9, 2010 7:07:52 AM

Hey Guys!!

First of all I just want to say that I'm not very good with computer parts and stuff, Specially CPUS and motherboards.

I'm trying to replace my CPU cause a lot of people have been telling me that the one I have is old and not that great for gaming.

These are my computer specs

My computer specs
Windows 7 64bit
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
ATI Radeon HD 5600 Series
4gb ddr2 ram

Motherboard
Manufacturer: Asus
Motherboard Name: IPIBL-LA
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Berkeley-GL8E

I just don't really know which CPU my motherboard can handle.

Thanks in Advance guys

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October 9, 2010 1:15:55 PM

Here is the CPU support list http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us...
You can upgrade to a Q6xxx or stick in a faster dual core but as is you have a reasonably balanced system and you would not see a big increase in games. Saving for a newer system would be a better option.
October 9, 2010 5:13:32 PM

That sucks :( , Thing is I just bought the graphics card not too long same with the Ram.

I was thinking about getting Q6600, I'm guessing I won't see a difference from me E5660?
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October 9, 2010 6:06:36 PM

The Q6600 is a 2.4GHz CPU yours is 2.33GHz very few games take advantage of the extra cores on the Q6600 and being a HP it will not overclock well if at all.
October 9, 2010 6:57:12 PM

Any motherboards you suggest me buying and replacing mine?
October 9, 2010 9:22:42 PM

Thanks man, its not even that expensive :) . I ordered both
October 9, 2010 9:35:47 PM

FJvamp said:
Thanks man, its not even that expensive :) . I ordered both


Welcome to AMD, and enjoy the ride :) 

The stock cooler is ok for stock speeds, but if you plan on OCing ( and u can easily get 300MHZ on stock voltage) I would suggest a better cooler.
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