Upgrading a CPU Tags: CPUs Last response: November 26, 2010 8:14 AM in CPUs Share Andy707 November 23, 2010 4:19:58 PM HI All First post, first question (Sorry if it's in the wrong place) I'm looking into upgrading the CPU in my desktop tower. I have a Packard Bell iMedia 2412 It currently has an intel E4500 CPU and I'm looking to change this to an E6600 for a speed improvement. The main difference I can see (apart from Processor speed) is the FSB Speed (800 for the 4500 and 1066 for the 6600) The Motherboard is PT890-8237A chipset model P4M890 I've done a little hardware upgrading in the past, changing Hard drives adding sound/graphics/ memory etc. But CPU changes is a little beyond what I've done before So I have a few questions... 1) can it be done? 2) should I bother? 3) is it worth it financially? I've only recently forked out for a Macbook laptop so funds are a little short a the moment, so buying a new computer is not an option at the mo. Thanks in advance for any reply Andy More about : upgrading cpu o1die a c 159 à CPUs November 23, 2010 5:05:52 PM No. Not worth it. I would save for a new pc, and sell the old one intact when the time is right. gladwin November 23, 2010 5:12:50 PM Echo the above Related resources Upgrading GPU/CPU/PSU, what do I need to do with drivers etc.? - Forum [UPGRADING HELP] My motherboard and cpu - Forum Upgrading CPU/RAM/Motherboard for gaming - Forum Worth upgrading CPU? - Forum Question about upgrading to a new motherboard,cpu,ram,gpu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Andy707 November 23, 2010 9:38:17 PM Thanks for your replies I think I'll look into having something custom built. A Andy707 November 25, 2010 9:32:03 AM Thanks for the advice guys. If I can't find a reasonably priced quad core I think I'll look into have a unit custom built. A Andy707 November 25, 2010 12:11:33 PM Anyone got any tips on who is the best for building custom PCs? I need case, motherboard and CPU. The rest can be recycled from my existing PC A mi1ez a b à CPUs November 25, 2010 12:17:24 PM You'll need new RAM as well I should imagine. DDR3 as opposed to DDR2. Andy707 November 26, 2010 8:14:40 AM Hi again I probably will look into increasing RAM too, but this will all have wait until after xmas.... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSuggestions on upgrading my HP Compaq nx9010's CPU, Ram, and anything else cheap? Forum SolvedOld HDD and upgrading CPU/Motherboard. Forum SolvedUpgrading my CPU or GPU? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU and Motherboard Gaming PC Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading new motherboard/CPU/OS Forum Solvedupgrading mobo + cpu Forum SolvedHelp with upgrading new Mobo, CPU, OS Forum SolvedUpgrading my CPU- New Intel i7-4790K anything else? Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU help. Forum SolvedThinking about upgrading my CPU Cooler! Forum SolvedWorth upgrading my CPU for gaming? Forum SolvedA laptop newbie looking for answers to upgrading CPU Forum SolvedUpgrading CPU+MOBO is there a way around a fresh install? Forum SolvedUpgrading my laptop's CPU, need some help Forum SolvedUpgrading my CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !