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Looking for the best CPU upgrade for my mother board

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August 21, 2012 8:49:27 PM

Hello,
I'm trying to upgrade my CPU for my mother board the mother board is a p4m800pro-MV(2.0) can anyone suggest the best CPU upgrade for this mother board. this is my first build i'm aware the mother board is old.
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August 21, 2012 9:00:44 PM

lga775 cpu's are expensive. sounds crazy but you can get a sandy bridge pentium, ddr3 ram and a new motherboard for about the same price as a 775 cpu...
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August 21, 2012 9:05:07 PM

EBAY...
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August 21, 2012 9:14:50 PM

if you want to spend $55 on a used cpu. or you could spend $60 on a new one. the e4600 was launched in '07, cant bring myself to recommend that
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August 21, 2012 9:17:27 PM

A used one still works like new.

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August 21, 2012 9:18:46 PM

i agree, can't remember the last time i saw a bad intel chip.
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August 21, 2012 9:21:53 PM

According to their CPU compatibility, the best you can do is a Core 2 Duo E6420.
http://ark.intel.com/products/29755/Intel-Core2-Duo-Pro...(4M-Cache-2_13-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB)

Quick serach of eBay pulls up this for the stepping code SLA4T:
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313...

Runs you around $50. Might consider maxxing out your RAM also, as that will give it a nice little boost in addition to the CPU. The RAM might actually be a better investment depending on how much you have now and what CPU is currently in your machine...

I would agree with wilhelm, though, that you might consider saving up some cash and go for a revamp on your system with a new CPU, RAM and mobo, as long as the other stuff in your computer is fairly up to date / compatible. Otherwise, get the CPU (and/or RAM if you can) and don't look back :) 
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August 21, 2012 9:31:19 PM

yes given the price of how cheap ddr3 is, its hard to recommend putting in a new cpu, considering the next thing you would want to upgrade, would be the ram.

i picked up a pentium g630, 4gig ddr3 and an asus matx mb for 175 at microcenter. so a used c2d for 55 and a 18 dollar heat sink is getting close in price, considering a few bucks more will bring the system current, and give a solid upgrade path for the future.
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