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Socket 775 interchangability of Dual v. Quad core

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December 18, 2011 12:08:29 AM

Hello, my board cpu support list goes up to the X6800 which is dual core - its an older board will it support the E8600 (which came out after the board I believe) will a quad core work such as QX9770 or the Q9650
the motherboard is the Asrock Dual Vista 775
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December 18, 2011 1:45:22 PM

I wouldn't try to hunt for a Q9xx0 due to their rarity and high costs especially the qx9770 which costs easily around $300 a pop on eBay. I suggest a rebuild with a new cpu and board for around the same cost but much better overall performance.
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December 18, 2011 2:01:21 PM

You could get a FX4100 quad core (overclockable to 4.6) a motherboard and 8GB of ram for around $203 after $15 rebate and $20 promo gift card from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... +$20 gift card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $15 rebate form http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/...

You'll pay $300 for an inferior Q6XXX/Q9XXX and you'll never be able to upgrade again, that's IF your motherboard even supports it.
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December 18, 2011 2:45:26 PM

no it does not support quad cpu's get x6800 it's good enough than core 2 duo.
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December 18, 2011 4:58:47 PM

personally i would say any upgrade to a dual core system that sticks with a dual core cpu is a waste of money. asrock do some really nice but very cheap quad 775 motherboards for around 50bux /35 quid that will support anything up to the top end quads. your board was good when dual core were top dog. and was designed with dual cores in mind... end result no support for quads as that would add cost to what is a cheap brand..
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December 18, 2011 5:27:37 PM

I don't like cheap 775 boards and don't recommend to anyone to buy them. I suggest that you look at all your options and places where you can shop before spending any thing. Cheap low end 775 boards often are the worst as they often don't support the best cpus or are very poor quality. I've learned the hard way on my own dime. I eventually got very lucky on a now rare xfx 780i :) 

Look for a cheap P35 or P45 based Intel board and stay away from anything VIA. You will get much better cpu support, better overall ram support, and far better build quality while providing decent overclocking options.

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December 18, 2011 5:29:47 PM

geekapproved said:
You could get a FX4100 quad core (overclockable to 4.6) a motherboard and 8GB of ram for around $203 after $15 rebate and $20 promo gift card from Newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... +$20 gift card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $15 rebate form http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/...

You'll pay $300 for an inferior Q6XXX/Q9XXX and you'll never be able to upgrade again, that's IF your motherboard even supports it.


Or you could get a good cpu :) 

Only poking fun, not a fanboi
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December 18, 2011 11:49:10 PM

It's good enough. Highly overclockable. At 4.6ghz it performs 27% better in Cinebench than at stock, add a 10-20% performance increase with Windows 8 and it's good enough. The motherboard has a future for upgrades too and at $200 for the whole platform you can't go wrong.

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December 29, 2011 2:37:54 AM

13thmonkey said:
Or you could get a good cpu :) 

Only poking fun, not a fanboi



I sorry but I am new at this how do I select the best answer. I do not see a gold cup?
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December 29, 2011 11:30:13 AM

ask a mod to change the topic to a question instead of discussion.
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December 29, 2011 11:42:47 AM

oh I didn't know about that, thanks hexit.
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