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Upgrading from P4 3Ghz Presscott to Pentium E5800 worth it?

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February 24, 2011 1:32:26 PM

Hello,

I currently have a P4 530 HT 1MB cache 800 Mhz FSB processor on a Albatron PX915P Pro mainboard, 4 GB of Ram (but running Win XP so only 2.75 GB recognized). I have a very limited budget of no more than $300. My current system is going on 7 years old now and it is feeling its age. I desperately need to upgrade but a new computer just isn't an option. I need to squeeze a little more life out of this computer. I use it primarily to play video games (WoW, Rift, Starcraft 2 etc) and do digital cg work (Photoshop, Cinema 4d, Zbrush). I saw that the Pentium E5800 processor is made for the socket 775 mainboards with 800 Mhz FSB. For less than $200 I can buy an E5800 processor and a new video card - 9800 GT (to replace my 7950 Gt). From all that I have researched it appears that the E5800 will work with my mainboard. Will there be any real noticeable improvements from upgrading to an E5800 processor and 9800 GT video card? I'm not expecting a GIGANTIC improvement. Just wondering if it is worth spending $200 on.
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February 24, 2011 1:41:29 PM

Your board will not support much more then what you have. The P4 670 is the best it will do. Sorry to say , but any upgrade worth doing requires a new motherboard.
February 24, 2011 1:47:02 PM

Mentat7 said:
Hello,

I currently have a P4 530 HT 1MB cache 800 Mhz FSB processor on a Albatron PX915P Pro mainboard, 4 GB of Ram (but running Win XP so only 2.75 GB recognized). I have a very limited budget of no more than $300. My current system is going on 7 years old now and it is feeling its age. I desperately need to upgrade but a new computer just isn't an option. I need to squeeze a little more life out of this computer. I use it primarily to play video games (WoW, Rift, Starcraft 2 etc) and do digital cg work (Photoshop, Cinema 4d, Zbrush). I saw that the Pentium E5800 processor is made for the socket 775 mainboards with 800 Mhz FSB. For less than $200 I can buy an E5800 processor and a new video card - 9800 GT (to replace my 7950 Gt). From all that I have researched it appears that the E5800 will work with my mainboard. Will there be any real noticeable improvements from upgrading to an E5800 processor and 9800 GT video card? I'm not expecting a GIGANTIC improvement. Just wondering if it is worth spending $200 on.

Hi Mentat7 :hello:  ...On my pc running XP with 4 GB's of ram,I have over 3.3 gb's recognized :)  ...I never have any less then that recognized in any of my x32 bit operating systems :pt1cable:  ...
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February 24, 2011 1:52:49 PM

As long as you do the research & you think it will work,then you may as well do it...If you have doubts though,then you should be considering a new system no matter what the price is...So go for what your instincts feel,but do not procastinate for too long or else you'll end up in a rut...Procastinate means to put things off...When you often put things off,it usually gets worse...
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February 24, 2011 1:53:52 PM

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What ram you got?Ddr2

AMD Athlon II X3 435 Rana 2.9GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor
http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819...


http://m.newegg.coASRock N68-S UCC AM3/AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a Micro ATX AMD Motherboardm/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157202


CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 CMPSU-430CX 430W ATX12V Active PFC Power Supplyhttp://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817...

Galaxy 60XMH6HS3HMW GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) GC 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814...

^107usd if you send in the rebate

His board only supports 400 or 533 MHz DDR so reusing the ram is out.
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February 24, 2011 1:56:07 PM

Wish I Was Wealthy said:
Hi Mentat7 :hello:  ...On my pc running XP with 4 GB's of ram,I have over 3.3 gb's recognized :)  ...I never have any less then that recognized in any of my x32 bit operating systems :pt1cable:  ...

This all depends on what video card you are using the system will set aside more RAM for the GPU it all depends on what size GPU you have.
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February 24, 2011 1:57:50 PM

Wish I Was Wealthy said:
As long as you do the research & you think it will work,then you may as well do it...If you have doubts though,then you should be considering a new system no matter what the price is...So go for what your instincts feel,but do not procastinate for too long or else you'll end up in a rut...Procastinate means to put things off...When you often put things off,it usually gets worse...

It has nothing to do with instinct why would you say that. Its all about facts it will either work or won't work. I really am getting tired of correcting you.
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February 24, 2011 2:07:00 PM

Nforce chipsets are complete fail. I would never recommend them IDC how small your budget is they are complete garbage.
February 24, 2011 5:01:56 PM

Thanks for the replies. My CPU is P4 530 w/HT technology 3 Ghz 1MB cache. I can't remember how my optical drives are connected (DVD and CDRW) but I think they are IDE. My two hard drives are Sata and I am using PC3200 400MHz DC DDR memory (four sticks of 1Gb each). I have a 750 W PSU (replaced the 500w it came with a few years ago). Purchased brand new August 2004.
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