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whta is the next upgrade for a cpu of 3 00ghz and what is the cost?

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April 24, 2011 9:50:33 PM

Hello,
I have a gateway desktop with a pentium D cpu 3.00ghz what is the next cpu upgrade and what would it cost?
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April 24, 2011 10:28:55 PM

some chipsets for the Pentium D will support 800/1066mhz fsb Core2Duos
usually E2xxx and E4xxx series 65w 65nm will work
you need to go to the gateway support website to see what chipset you have
also just google your model number of your tower and see what other cpus
were used in it
if you post your model number of tower
I can help
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April 24, 2011 10:33:13 PM

Don't bother.

Your next upgrade is to a different computer. Upgrading the machine you've got is a complete waste of money. Going to a Pentium D 960 won't make your computing experience seem any faster and it certainly won't help with running more modern software.

Maybe if the board will take a dual core cpu, that might be worth it.
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April 24, 2011 10:54:53 PM

There is a chance it could fit a Core2Duo depending on chipset
My dell has the Q965 Express and can handle up to a E6600

If they can pick up a cheap C2D then it would be worth it
In USA on Ebay you can get an E4500 for about 45-50 dollars
for 50 bucks it would be a cheap upgrade for NOW
maybe adding some cheap ram
I definitely would spend over 200 dollars upgrading tower
since anything over that can put you into new tower
If your willing to learn how to build a tower than that would help
otherwise you would have to buy pre-built and they start off at $350 USd
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April 24, 2011 10:56:14 PM

chriskrum said:
Don't bother.

Your next upgrade is to a different computer. Upgrading the machine you've got is a complete waste of money. Going to a Pentium D 960 won't make your computing experience seem any faster and it certainly won't help with running more modern software.

Maybe if the board will take a dual core cpu, that might be worth it.



You could be nicer in how you talk to people on here
What you said is true
but written poorly

this person is looking for help
April 25, 2011 2:04:17 AM

king smp said:
You could be nicer in how you talk to people on here
What you said is true
but written poorly

this person is looking for help


Thanks, Dad.
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April 25, 2011 2:13:28 AM

Your welcome, Boy
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April 25, 2011 2:26:17 AM

Thats good advice except usually OEM factory units like gateway
usually dont use a common form factor like atx or matx for their cases
plus their power supplies are usually lacking connectors
for example with Dell and Hp you need parts like these for using different power supplies
http://www.directron.com/hp24mini.html?gsear=1%20adapte...

that is just to show their can be proprietary differences with some of their
gear

they have gotten better about it
in the last ten years most of dell,hp gateway parts are all common pieces
even dell which used to use a BTX style case has in past few years started to
use atx form factor for PSUs and some cases
!