Gaming CPU

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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  1. Here is the CPU support list http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c01077641&dlc=en#N99
    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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. Any motherboards you suggest me buying and replacing mine?
  5. If you are thinking about an upgrade of mobo and CPU you could go AMD x3 or x4 and reuse all other components and reactivate windows.
    X3 combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524266
    X4 combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.524265
  6. Thanks man, its not even that expensive :). I ordered both
  7. 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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