Alright so i have an Alienware case with a EVGA nForce 680i SLI motherboard with a Quad Q6700 2.66GHz the motherboard is old as well as the cpu, i wanted to ask what can i do to upgrade the cpu to a stronger one do i need to change the motherboard as well? with the cpu and memory? and i dont wanna overclock the current system just wanna upgrade thanks
nice im going to look for faster cpus with 775 socket, any recommendations? last thing this is probably a n00b question but since my mobo is from 07 a lil old it wouldn't matter? im trying to make it faster for gaming
i see ill look into that, should i upgrade my memory as well? i only have 4gb the reason i wanna upgrade is because im not getting 60 fps with dead rising 2 and its pissing me off i have 2 gtx 460 SLI 4 gb of ram shouldn't that be enough to run everything on high? am i bottle necking the pc?
yeah i try that with a very good guide on the exact mobo with cpu i have and is not stable its always crashing i updated the mobo software as well but still, im going to buy this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... good deal? and is this a simple swap remove the old cpu put in the new type type of deal?
Might be too late, but don't get thatQ 9550. The money you spend on a $200+ plus Q9550 will be much better if you just get a i5-760 + board, performance is quite a bit better and its just a newer more efficient architecture.
still i just wanted to swap cpus i wasnt going to replace the mobo and cpu, plus i found a good deal on the Q9650 for $250 brand new with no fan or heat sink, and im not worried about the gaming i can always overclock this easily up to 4.0 i been reading on the web