Upgrade my core 2 duo e4300? Tags: CPUs Core Gaming Last response: June 28, 2011 1:24 PM in CPUs Share MariusG June 28, 2011 10:10:35 AM I'm currently running a gaming rig with this set up: Core 2 duo e4300 Oc 4gb ddr2 pc 5400 ati radeon 6850 Would I have a lot to gain from upgrading to am3 or lga1155? Use it mainly for: 1. Gaming 2. Movies and surfing 3. Word/exel More about : upgrade core duo e4300 Rusting In Peace June 28, 2011 11:33:14 AM Movie playback, using your browser and MS Office use is not particularly intensive so I doubt you'll see much, if any, performance improvement here. You are far more likely to see an improvement with games. It's hard to say without knowing what games you play. dhicks19 June 28, 2011 11:37:28 AM its defo the next component to replace mate, you will see the difference. Related resources Core 2 Duo E4300 review - Forum Core 2 Duo E4300 Question - Forum Intel Core 2 duo E4300 scheduled to Release Jan 21 2007!! - Forum Core 2 Duo E4300 Overclocking - Forum Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz vs Pentium D 915 2 .8GHz - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer MariusG June 28, 2011 11:37:53 AM Currently playing fable 3 and the witcher 2. dhicks19 June 28, 2011 12:27:48 PM you should get more fps as that cpu is outdated considerably. Also general system tasks will be quicker etc. Rusting In Peace June 28, 2011 1:24:22 PM I wanted to give you a better answer than just "it'll be faster" so I've been hunting for Fable 3 and Witcher 2 benchmarks. Unfortunately the pickings are slim. This german article benchmarking Witcher 2, whilst obviously in German, has a 6870 managing an average FPS of 30fps @ 1920 x 1080 with an older i7 860 (socket 1156) model. Perhaps try and recreate their benchmark scenario and see what your system manages? If you are going to do the upgrade, an i5 2500k is an excellent choice. Well I say upgrade it's more like a new PC! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumCore 2 Duo E4300 OC ForumTrying to OC my Core2Duo E4300 ForumOverclocking a Core 2 Duo ( E4300 ) Forum805D vs. E4300 core 2 duo ForumCore 2 Duo E4300 @ 3.0 GHz + ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS + 2 GB RAM ForumCore2 Duo ( E4300 ) $117 !! Forumupgrade core 2 duo 6600 or geforce 8600 gts ? ForumUpgrading from Pentium D to Core 2 duo ? ForumYour OC setting for Core 2 Duo E4300 ForumCore2Duo E4300 Available in Indiana ForumHelp!AMD Athlon X 2 4800 vs. Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale ForumE4300 800mhz - what RAM to use? Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumBest AMD dual core as of today ForumCore i processors More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !