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June 1, 2011 2:20:32 PM

cpu: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6400
motherboard: Intel® Lemont DP965LT
3 GB RAM
nvidia 7600GS ( Sapphire HD 6570 comes in 2 days, so GPU upgraded)

what do you suggest me for a CPU upgrade?

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June 1, 2011 2:23:06 PM

around 100-200$ max.,.
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June 1, 2011 2:30:15 PM

on a budget. a q8400...
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June 1, 2011 2:34:06 PM

HEXiT said:
on a budget. a q8400...

is it compatible with my mobo?
June 1, 2011 2:39:48 PM

Your current motherboard is a Socket LGA 775 which the Q8400 is, so yes they will be compatible.

And at around $150 it should fit into your 100-200 price range.
June 1, 2011 2:44:01 PM

thnx! how about an i3 cpu?
June 1, 2011 2:50:05 PM

Well you could go with an i3 cpu, such as the i3 2100 but even a good combo deal with a CPU and motherboard will run you about $250 or more.

Not to mention the newer 1155 motherboards all use DDR3 ram, so you would have to upgrade that as well, which would probably be another $50 for 4GB.

So it depends on what your budget is. If you are looking at staying within your 100-200 budget, a quick upgrade on the CPU might make more sense for the short term until you can save up a bit more in the future for a new build. But essentially it's just a band-aid.

However, if you are looking at increasing your budget, you might be able to go with a better system. I'm only interested in what PSU you have if you could post that too.
June 1, 2011 2:51:46 PM

i think its 370W. is it a problem?
June 2, 2011 6:02:43 PM

so? :/ 
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June 2, 2011 6:06:53 PM

You would need a core i3 compatible motherboard, then ddr3 ram and possibly a new PSU if you plan to add a GPU.

Stay with q8400.

It'll give you much needed improved performance.


Regards...
June 2, 2011 6:32:34 PM

mfarrukh said:
You would need a core i3 compatible motherboard, then ddr3 ram and possibly a new PSU if you plan to add a GPU.

Stay with q8400.

It'll give you much needed improved performance.


Regards...



so, q8400 + 3gb ram ddr2 + saphire 6570 graphics card....

will the 370W psu be ok?
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June 2, 2011 6:36:03 PM

More than OK.
Since 6570 HD ain't gonna draw much power, even an overclocked q8400 will be handled by 370W.

Good Luck


Regards....
June 2, 2011 6:53:38 PM

ok, thanx a lot :) 
June 2, 2011 7:14:22 PM

Yeah the Q8400 is definitely the better choice. This way you don't have to spend money on a new motherboard/ram. Sorry I didn't respond sooner.

Good luck with your upgrade!

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