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December 30, 2012 9:22:35 AM

I want to replace my crappy Pentium D 925 3.0 Ghz .,, with something decent... but the problem is my budget ...
i would not like to cross 160-200$

the problem i have been facing is slow slow and very slow computing.... even while doing minimal surfing cpu usage fluctuates abt 40-80% and in gaming it never comes down from 100% ..

i would like a replacement that does burn a hole in my pocket yet delivers optimal performance
December 30, 2012 9:57:15 AM

over my budget,.......(in india)
December 30, 2012 10:38:03 AM

Phenom ll x4 965 BE, a 970 motherboard and with a decent cooler.. Will that fit your budget? I have no idea of computer stores in your country..
What about an FX-6100/4100 with a 970 motherboard with a decent cooler/stock cooler if you won't overclock..
Another option is: an i3 processor with an H61 motherboard and stick to stock cooler if you want to save more money for a better motherboard.
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December 30, 2012 10:58:53 AM

If you are sticking with the same motherboard then you need a LGA775 processor. The one I would recommend is Intel Core2 Q6600 - Quad core and 2.4GHz.

However there is a chance this will not work with your board even though it uses the same socket. It uses a newer architecture than your current Pentium so we would need to know what type of board you have to confirm it.

If you also want to replace the motherboard - AMD is generally the way to go for value for money. And avoid anything with Celeron written on it. Something like the FX-4 4100 plus a motherboard is just under £110. Not sure how that plays out for you in $

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December 30, 2012 2:13:03 PM

Dude tell me your budget in rs i reccommend you best cpu.
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December 30, 2012 3:09:12 PM

Have you tried formating the HDD and going for a clean install?
Years and years of driver updates,video codecs and software corrupt the windows registry and mess up your OS.
The cheapest alternative would be a clean OS install then if it still doesnt perform as you like you better save some $ because as some one said it is a 775 socket mobo and a CPU for that can be extremely expensive simply because they are hard to find.
Your money would be better put on a new cpu and mobo combo that will last a few years than a "patch" that can go wrong.
December 30, 2012 3:30:50 PM

For a budget, yet good performing processor, I would recommend an AMD Phenom X4 965 BE. With it's Black Edition designation you can overclock it beyond its stock 3.4 GHz AND it's only $75 at right now. Of course, you'll need an aftermarket cooler. Something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212, which costs ~$25 at Amazon.

For really good performance, any of the 2nd or 3rd generation i5's will do (The i7 has hyperthreading, but games rarely use that). That i5-2500K/3570K are great for overclocking and cost $200 at (You can get $20 off from a visa promo). However, if that is too much money, you can go for the i5-3470 ($180 on Amazon) or i5-2310 ($165 also on Amazon. The former will offer 1600 MHz RAM speed and better integrated graphics (but really, if you game, you should use a graphics card), etc. but costs $15 more.
December 31, 2012 4:12:02 AM

hey if u dont want to change ur mobo then go for intel C2Q 8300/8400 (m not sure ur mobo will support or not - mention ur mobo)
i am using 8300, best performance for the price.
i bought that 2 yrs back for 7000 rs.
now u should get it for as little as 5k.
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December 31, 2012 4:15:30 AM

I recommend going with a modern Pentium like a G630 or G860 - that's what I'm doing, and I'm still on a Pentium 4! (Although I love my 4). It's all about preference though, and needs. The Pentiums though fit your budget well, and aren't too shabby - they're very close to the i3 for gaming.
December 31, 2012 6:11:16 AM

can any LGA 775 support any LGA 775 processor? what are he requisites?
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December 31, 2012 6:14:42 AM

Lga 775 very difficult to find and very can tell me you budget in rupees.i reccomend you a cpu.
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December 31, 2012 6:42:42 AM

you could get the fx-4300 or fx-6300 alongwith a cheap am3+ mobo or you could get an i3-3220 alongwith a cheap H67 mobo for about the same price as the amd.
so its upto you to decide to go either amd or intel. also what graphics card do you have ?
December 31, 2012 7:58:25 AM

:D  budget : 8000 totaL (MOBO + CPU)
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December 31, 2012 8:01:34 AM

ok so intel pentium G860 - rs.4500
gigabyte H61m-ds2- rs2500
December 31, 2012 8:16:56 AM

how is AmD phenom x2 560 +ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 Motherboard ??

is it fine??

i saw the comparison from here
December 31, 2012 8:17:47 AM

nopes ... i reckon i have to change the mobo ... have ddr2 modules
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December 31, 2012 8:32:33 AM

Get these intel dual core g645-3500,gigabyte h61 d2h mobo- 3000,corsair 4gb ddr3 ram - 1000 total- rs 7500. This is best can easily pair hd 7770 with this without bottlenecking.
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December 31, 2012 8:34:42 AM

mohit9206 said:
ok so intel pentium G860 - rs.4500
gigabyte H61m-ds2- rs2500

dude g860 is not available in india.i have never seen it.