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January 4, 2013 9:14:49 PM

i just want to know what the best quad core cpu i can put in my computer. help?

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January 4, 2013 9:29:29 PM

Is yours the Socket 775 or the socket 478 version
January 4, 2013 11:17:39 PM

thanks for responding, i am new to this. How do you tell that? its the stock motherboard in a dell xps 410 or 9200
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January 4, 2013 11:23:33 PM

I would look around the cpu socket and it would say lga and 775 or 478 ot something sililar like my motherboard which is an lga 1155
January 4, 2013 11:41:36 PM

It's a 775
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January 4, 2013 11:53:39 PM

This seems to be the system the OP refers to

http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/dell-xps-410-desktop/4...

The Intel p965 chipset supports Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Extreme CPUs bu the Dell BIOS may not. The Dell service manual makes no mention of upgrades but lists "Pentium 4/ Pentium D or Core 2 Duo" as supported CPU types. The machine ships with a C2D E6600 (2.4GHz). This can be the trouble with proprietary boards used in name-brand systems. Bottom line: I can't be sure any quad core CPU is supported by that board.
January 5, 2013 12:10:16 AM

what might be better for you is yo upgrade to a a10-5800k apu and a FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard whih is around thesame price of the core 2 quaad and should fit with you existing setup if you get rid of the dell drivers on your hard drive
January 5, 2013 12:12:47 AM

the one that i have is running windows xp and it's Intel core 2 duo E6300, i would like it to be able to play battlefield 3 witch requires min 2.40Ghz, so is there other options that would work or would it be better to go with a quad core? what do you think? I'm not an expert on cpu's
January 5, 2013 12:15:23 AM

what might be better for you is yo upgrade to a a10-5800k apu and a FM2-A75MA-E35 motherboard whih is around thesame price of the core 2 quaad and should fit with your existing setup if you get rid of the dell drivers on your hard drive and put the drivers for the apu(cpu and gpu) instead
January 5, 2013 12:17:52 AM

im only 15, so i was just hoping i could upgrade my computer that i have now so icould play better games for around 100 bucks. when i get a job i plan buying all the parts and building my own gaming computer, its just i dont have the money
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January 5, 2013 12:20:37 AM

Quad core CPU support on that board depends on BIOS support, and I can't verify that the Dell BIOS will accept that CPU. It would be more likely to take a faster Core 2 Duo.
What is your budget though? Upgrading the whole system is possible but the options depend on how much you can spend.
January 5, 2013 12:22:57 AM

my budget is like, 200, ill save up for it
January 5, 2013 12:29:06 AM

the bios are 2.5.1
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January 5, 2013 12:30:24 AM

OK, since you're planning to build a gaming PC when you can afford to I'd look for an upgrade to your current system. The extra money can go toward the PC you'll build down the road. Dell ships systems like it with an E6600, so faster E series 65 nm C2Ds should be OK. These can be found online for under $100.

Example:

http://supplysale.store.buy.com/p/intel-core-2-duo-e675...
January 5, 2013 12:30:27 AM

do you think it is worth doing?
January 5, 2013 12:32:35 AM

it is in your within your budget

APU - 129.99
Mobo - 59.99
January 5, 2013 12:34:17 AM

Absolutely it will take a bit of work but it is the flagship apu from amd and it contains a decent video card
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January 5, 2013 12:34:52 AM

Well, perhaps you can sell your old CPU on ebay to help offset the cost. I guess it depends on what price you can find a suitable C2D for. When do you expect you'll be able to build that new PC you mentioned? That's also a factor.
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January 5, 2013 12:36:55 AM

gamerguy319 said:
it is in your within your budget

APU - 129.99
Mobo - 59.99


He'd also need new RAM if he goes this route. What I'm thinking about is the possibility of letting him save money towards a future PC which would be much faster than either his current rig with a better CPU or this APU
January 5, 2013 12:40:35 AM

explain further plz
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January 5, 2013 12:42:15 AM

It looks like he'd also need a new case if he goes with the new board for the APU since it appears the proprietary Dell board doesn't use standard ATX screw locations. I've seen this with Dell (and other brand name) systems before; pics of the system online back this up.

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January 5, 2013 12:44:39 AM

gamerguy319 said:
explain further plz


His current system uses DDR2 RAM; current CPUs (or AMD APUs) use DDR3. Plus like I just discovered his current Dell motherboard isn't a standard ATX board, so he'd need a new case to house the new ATX board you're suggesting. The OP mentioned plans to build a new PC down the road so I'm trying to avoid spending too much now, until he can afford the system he's planning to build later.
January 5, 2013 12:46:48 AM

ah ok so you want to propose to him a whole new system and tell him to wait till he gets the money for it?
January 5, 2013 12:46:53 AM

i never thought of that, ill sell my other cpu on ebay, and some other things i have to sell. and then ill buy the duo core one and ill be needing more ram cards it only has 1GB in it. i got this computer from a buddie who got it at the dump and gave it to me cuz it didn't work but 2 of the ram cards were bad and i just wiped it and it works now then ill probably get a version of windows 7 and install it
January 5, 2013 12:51:08 AM

my plan for a future one is a pro asus motherboard with a i5/i7 cpu with nvida video card
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January 5, 2013 12:57:41 AM

feldkampa said:
my plan for a future one is a pro asus motherboard with a i5/i7 cpu with nvida video card


Sounds like a good plan. If you get a new C2D I wouldn't sell the old CPU until you've verified the new one works in that system.
January 5, 2013 1:07:48 AM

Yeah thats a good idea, Thanks for the help Guys, i appreciate it. i think i found one on ebay used for 30 bucks ill probably buy, see if it works then sell my other one

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Duo-Processor-E675...

im also thinking about putting a different fan in the front one that lights up, just for looks. :) 
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