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 158 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 Help upgrading my CPU /Video - Forum Upgrading cpu NEED YOUR HELP!!! :( - Forum No Post after Upgrading the CPU & MOBO - Forum Finally upgrading my CPU - Forum Upgrading graphics card on old CPU - makes sense or not? - 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: ForumUpgrading CPu to Core 2 Quad q6600 or 9500 ForumUpgrading cpu for Skyrim - Tight budget ForumUpgrading CPU and Motherboard ForumUpgrading a laptop cpu ForumWant to improve FPS, upgrading CPU ? ForumCpu Help Upgrading ForumUpgrading the build $200 -$300 for CPU or GPU or amd system. ForumUpgrading my CPU ForumUpgrading from 1055t AMD CPU and Asus M4A87TD/USB3 ForumUpgrading CPU - Need Help ForumUpgrading AMD CPU from FX 4100, what to go for? ForumWhere can I find a good mechanical keyboard? ForumUpgrading to a new gaming CPU ForumHelp Upgrading Motherboard/CPU/RAM Forum[Solved] UPGRADING CPU...... More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !