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Best processor for an older motherboard?

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July 15, 2011 8:33:47 PM

Hello all. I have a quick question regarding which processor "upgrade" would be best. i currently have a Pentium 4 630 and i know that the best Processors availible for my motherboard would either be the Pentium 4 670 or the Pentium D 840. Which one would i go about choosing? i plan on doing some mild gaming, and some work with Fl studio. If you need more info, i will be happy to provide it. Thank you ahead of time.
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July 15, 2011 9:18:33 PM

your current CPU is socket 775, so any other socket 775 CPU would fit into your current motherboard as well. but you should check with your motherboard's QVL first!
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July 15, 2011 9:24:26 PM

Wow, the problem with this is the your are using the old netbrust based processors (Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel Pentium D). Which motherboard do you have? Moving up to the Intel Core® 2 Duo would be a major upgrade for you but if the motherboard that is at least a 945 chipset based board this is a chance that we can get you moved up into a much better processor.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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July 15, 2011 9:33:58 PM

It seems to be an intel 945g chipset, if that helps
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