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Best LGA 775 CPU for the money?

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December 22, 2012 5:19:39 PM

I want to upgrade my cpu to get a decent boost in performance overall especially on gaming but Im on a tight budget atm because I just bought a new gpu.


CPU(current): Pentium E5700 dual core @3.0GHZ
GPU: Galaxy gtx 650 Ti
Mobo: Intel g41 express chipset P49G by PChips (LGA775 socket)
RAM: 4Gb DDR3
PSU: ATX-500w-PIV
HDD: 500gb Barracuda 7200RPM
DISPLAY: 32inches Sony bravia 720p HD TV (using a VGA to DVI adapter)
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32bits

Im thinking of getting a used LGA 775 cpu on amazon/ebay because the price for retail is just ridiculous(considering is old tech)

*I want to upgrade the mobo & and get a sandrybridge but I just don't have the money atm for those upgrades, mostly because I would also need a new case and maybe a new psu.

So back to my original question;

Best LGA 775 CPU for the money/for my pc?

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December 22, 2012 9:45:33 PM

rds1220 said:
That motherboard will accept a Core 2 Quad and that's about the best you are going to for that socket.

http://www.pcchips.com.tw/PCCWebSite/Products/ProductsD...


would you recommend any in particular? there's a used Q9400 for $125 and a used Q6600 for $85 on amazon, are those good deals? is there any other core 2 quad you would recommend?
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December 23, 2012 12:09:17 AM

Well according to the link that motherboard has very limited support for Core 2 Quad CPUs. It will only accept 65w C2Q CPUs. The Q6600 is 105w and the Q9400 is 95w.

You are basically limited to the C2Q Q8200S, Q8400S, Q9400S, Q9505S and Q9550S which are all rated at 65w.
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December 23, 2012 12:23:51 AM

myself i keep the 100.00 in my pocket and wait till you can buy a new mb and a stick of ram. i had an older 775 system i had for years and then built an i5 rig. the speed is like night and day. as haswell and newer amd chips are going to drop if you can wait then the older sb and ib chips are going to drop.
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December 23, 2012 12:27:05 AM

Prices of old CPUs do not drop much. They will probably become about $5 cheaper than they are today when Haswell is release. Maybe $10 if you are being very optimistic.
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December 23, 2012 6:11:58 AM

jaguarskx said:
Well according to the link that motherboard has very limited support for Core 2 Quad CPUs. It will only accept 65w C2Q CPUs. The Q6600 is 105w and the Q9400 is 95w.

You are basically limited to the C2Q Q8200S, Q8400S, Q9400S, Q9505S and Q9550S which are all rated at 65w.


Which one of those cpus would you recommned? also does the ''S'' at the back means they're different from the non ''S'' version in terms on Watts required?
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December 23, 2012 9:43:58 AM

I can't seem to find any C2Q Q8200S, Q8400S, Q9400S, Q9505S and Q9550S used or even new on amazon or ebay, those cpus were discontinued or something?
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December 23, 2012 10:21:37 AM

intel stop making those chips a few years ago.
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December 23, 2012 11:36:16 AM

sprix said:
I can't seem to find any C2Q Q8200S, Q8400S, Q9400S, Q9505S and Q9550S used or even new on amazon or ebay, those cpus were discontinued or something?

LGA775 is ancient history by now. Most of the few remaining LGA1366 and LGA1156 CPUs have been discontinued over a year ago. Even on the current LGA1155 socket, Intel is discontinuing old parts as they introduce new ones.

Most parts are in full availability for about two years before production. It takes about a year for new parts to overtake sales of their predecessors and production to completely transition to newer parts. It takes about another year for old parts inventory to clear out. Anything you see on the market beyond that (say about a year) are leftovers and once those dry up, you are out of luck.

Core2Quads were introduced around six years ago so you are looking for parts discontinued 3-4 years ago. They would naturally be hard to find, particularly new.
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