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January 5, 2011 5:52:37 AM

Hey, I believe I must upgrade my CPU. Here are my Specs.


G31M-ES2L LGA775
4850HD non-reference Sapphire
2x OCZ Gold XTC 2GB DDR2-800
c2d e4300

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I believe I have to said that I have had some problems overclocking my CPU. It did go up to 2.8GhZ but it worked for only about a week. After that it wouldn't want to overclock at all. Now, after several months and a GPU+PSU upgrade I tried again and I oc'd it to 2GhZ, but it also worked only a while, before failing at post and resetting. Maybe I have been doing something wrong?


I play a lot of games, but I favour all-over system performance over gaming FPS. So a quad might be in place. On the other hand I've read that e8400>>>q8400 in system perf, and gaming perf.

Which CPU is the way for me?

Does my mobo even support any of these processors, or will it bottleneck?

Thanks for your replies!

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January 5, 2011 7:42:35 AM

Well, thanks for that, but I was more sort of asking about a bottleneck, and performace advise.....
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January 5, 2011 8:06:00 AM

and e8400 would be perfect for you.
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January 5, 2011 12:51:45 PM

If you wish to upgrade on the same platform then the Q9550 is the way to go..
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January 13, 2011 4:53:30 PM

haha. Not a chance in the world I'm shelling out another 200€ plus on this platform.

Wanna a list of my retarded expenses?
Stock HP dx2300 -500€

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New RAM -2gb - 50€ (ddr2)
new 8800gt 150€ (worth every cent)
new PSU crap chinese 500w 40€
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New mobo g31 - 90€
New ram 4gb DDR2 - 40€
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New GPU (awesome 8800 died because of crap psu) - 4850 - 100€
New PSU corsair - 50€
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FINALLY I have got some system fans. (stock wire was too short) -15€

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Sum some over 1000€.

Now imagine I'd buy a custom PC 2.5 years ago (when I have bought the stock). I wasted so much money, and the new cpu is going to be the last thing. So no exagerations.
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January 13, 2011 8:23:47 PM

im telling you, get the e8400, it will be perfect for that 4850.

On newegg its around 130€, I'm sure you will be able to find one for cheaper if you do some looking.

Here is a link, all three of the processors would be very good for you, just pick the one that you can afford.

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/category/category_s...|c:2963|&Sort=0&Recs=10

That is a UK website I believe so you shouldn't have to worry about too much shipping, I'm assuming you are somewhere in Europe???
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January 16, 2011 11:54:25 AM

amk09 said:
im telling you, get the e8400, it will be perfect for that 4850.

On newegg its around 130€, I'm sure you will be able to find one for cheaper if you do some looking.

Here is a link, all three of the processors would be very good for you, just pick the one that you can afford.

http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/category/category_s...|c:2963|&Sort=0&Recs=10

That is a UK website I believe so you shouldn't have to worry about too much shipping, I'm assuming you are somewhere in Europe???


^ Agreed 100% :bounce: 

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