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February 25, 2013 6:19:20 AM

Hi guys,

I used to be a computer games lover back about 3-4 years ago, but then I took a break for a while. Now after release of some BIG games like Hitman Absolution, Assassins Creed III, I'm planning to play them both & a few others as well. But I noticed my Pentium 4 2.5GHz (Hyper Threading) is a bit old & slow for games like these, so I've to Upgrade my processor.
(Since I'm back to play only a few big good games, so I don't want to spend any big money on it. So I only want to upgrade processor on my old LGA775 Motherboard). I did some research & realized that the Core 2 Quad will be a good processor to get.

My Questions are:

1). Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q8200 - (4M Cache, 2.33 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) from Gaming Point of View (TO PLAY ABOVE GAMES)

Since I'm from Asia region, so its easy to find this processor here.

2). What does Q8200 means? Does it means it is a BIG Strong Processor?
3). I was thinking the processing speed 2.33GHz might be a bit slow, (BUT so far its just my thought bcoz I currently have a 2.4GHz, so just thinking 2.33GHz is lesser than 2.4. :whistle:  (I know I might sound a little stupid at this point lol, but I need your feedback on this one, Is it really small or its just my thoughts).

Thanks a lot for reading & replying.

Have a Nice Day. :hello: 

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February 25, 2013 6:40:05 AM

Upgrading to quad core is good upgrade for gaming.you also need to overclock it to atleast 3.0ghz for optimum performance.
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February 25, 2013 6:40:38 AM

Which gpu you have?
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February 25, 2013 6:52:14 AM

ASHISH65 said:
Which gpu you have?

Thanks. OK, is Overclocking really necessary? Or it will also work fine at 2.33GHz?

I've HD3450 512MB, so far it has been really good & I think for the games I intend to play will work just fine on it.

Please answer my other questions as well, if you know the answers.

Thanks.
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February 25, 2013 7:43:55 AM

For that gpu it is fine.in future get new gpu
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February 25, 2013 7:45:04 AM

Remember gpu always matter more than cpu in every game.
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February 25, 2013 10:41:31 AM

bruce20 said:

2). What does Q8200 means? Does it means it is a BIG Strong Processor?
3). I was thinking the processing speed 2.33GHz might be a bit slow, (BUT so far its just my thought bcoz I currently have a 2.4GHz, so just thinking 2.33GHz is lesser than 2.4. :whistle:  (I know I might sound a little stupid at this point lol, but I need your feedback on this one, Is it really small or its just my thoughts).

Thanks a lot for reading & replying.

Have a Nice Day. :hello: 


Still waiting for the answers of these 2 questions.

Thanks.
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February 25, 2013 11:08:40 AM

i live in asia and tech is going fast here? which country are u from? i still remember Sandy Bridge cpu sell 1 month earlier than worldwide.
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February 25, 2013 11:15:47 AM

You should check compatibility with you mobo. Some Pentium 4 mobo won't work with a core 2 processor (I know as i have a dell gx280 which wont). Post your chipset details. If you can't find them download CPUz and run it. The details will be there.
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February 25, 2013 11:50:43 AM

Dunno what it's like in Asia, but over here in the UK, a Core 2 Quad costs more than a new motherboard, CPU and RAM.

Might be an idea to look out for a cheap AMD motherboard and a 965 BE.
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February 25, 2013 2:34:06 PM

tranzz said:
You should check compatibility with you mobo. Some Pentium 4 mobo won't work with a core 2 processor (I know as i have a dell gx280 which wont). Post your chipset details. If you can't find them download CPUz and run it. The details will be there.


Thanks. Good Point. Its MSI motherboard 945GCM7. It has LGA775 Socket & it Supports 1333FSB.
(I've a related question). On the MOBO Box, its mentioned "SUPPORTS FSB1333 - Core 2 Duo" ----- Could this mean it will only support Core 2 Duo Or also Core 2 Quad?
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February 25, 2013 2:55:50 PM

MajinCry said:
Dunno what it's like in Asia, but over here in the UK, a Core 2 Quad costs more than a new motherboard, CPU and RAM.

Might be an idea to look out for a cheap AMD motherboard and a 965 BE.


Thanks, but I'll stick with Intel. Bcoz I've heard terrible stories about AMD Processors. Used Core 2 Quad will cost me somewhere about the price of a starting level New Core i3 (Sandy Bridge). Thanks.
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