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October 19, 2010 7:43:50 PM

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

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October 19, 2010 7:59:12 PM

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
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October 19, 2010 8:15:07 PM

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?
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October 19, 2010 8:26:20 PM

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?
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October 19, 2010 8:32:27 PM

awesome ill go ahead and buy that, i appreciate your help
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October 19, 2010 8:44:16 PM

Best answer selected by sniper2606.
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October 19, 2010 8:44:31 PM

done ur the man
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October 19, 2010 9:56:32 PM

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.

Heck, you'd rather wait for SB.
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October 19, 2010 10:11:06 PM

Not quite, using the anadtech bench, the Q9550 is a consistent 15% worse than the 760.
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/50?vs=191

For only $50 more than the Q9550, he could get a 760 + P7P55D. Which can be easily made up as his Mobo sells for $50+ on ebay.

Though I would strongly recommend hi to just to OC that Q6700.

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October 20, 2010 3:26:52 PM

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
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