Hi guys i have done my best to find the solution but i am unsure about the right product to purchase. Here is the current situation i have a core2duo 2.4ghz running at 3.2 on the 775 chipset. My question is do i upgrade to a 3.1ghz core2duo or a slower quad core running on the 775 chipset. My other options is to upgrade the mobo, i was thinking amd seems to have the edge again ?
1 upgrade the core2duo
2 upgrade to quadcore
3 replace mobo and get AMD cpu
I currently only use my processing power for gaming.
Thanks in advance for your help you guys are awsome
It really comes down to the application that you are running. If you are doing a lot in something like Adobe CS then the Intel® Core™ 2 Quad would offer you some advantages, heck most games right now will take advantage of up to 3 threads so the Intel Core 2 Quad would be very good up to this point. Now if you are doing a single threaded application that speed makes a difference then the Intel Core 2 Duo is the best. So go with option 2 most likely.
If you have 300$ to spare then you can actually get yourself a SB build with the core i3 2100. That would be a nice upgrade assuming gaming is your first priority. The platform also enables you to upgrade to awesome quad core chips in the near future if and when the need arises. If 300$ is side cash then you can sell your current components for as low as 100$ (minimum quote) and upgrade to an i5 2500k.
Ok thanks for the input, i will see what option will give me support for ddr2. I thought that AMD was a better $ value then Intel right now am i mistaken. And yes gaming is what i will need the power for.
I will select the best answer if i get a reply. Thanks again guys. Will shop arround.
What graphics card do you have, if its not better than a 5770 or 450 then you will get more gaming performance by upgrading that 1st. Also DDR3 RAM is very cheap at the moment so if your upgrading your board I would do the RAM as well. I would only upgrade to another core 2 if you can get one very cheap.
Actually i currently have a 5770. I was looking for mobo that support ddr2 and i am not seeing many if i replace the memory it will cost another 125$ish so the entire system upgrade will cost about 450 to 500 with taxes. I im going to scour ebay and find myself a quad core 2.66 to 3ghz for about 100 to 175 used
The E8500 can perform equivalently or better compared to any X3. It can also attain high overclock speeds. So no point going the AMD route unless OP can get himself a Phenom II X4 955 BE and a AM3+ motherboard.
Thanks for the help all the input was usefull not sure who to select. I have desited to go with the 8500 for 140$ i will try to push this puppy past 4ghz i was able to get my 2.4 at 3.4 durring winter but i settled for 3.2