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Need help on upgrading this pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ruizzz98, Mar 12, 2019.

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  1. ruizzz98

    ruizzz98 Thread Starter

    Mar 12, 2019
    I just need help on what I need to upgrade on this computer

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  2. SpywareDr


    Mar 30, 2014
    The Intel Q9650 is ancient, 10 years old at least. Which means you would need a new CPU, motherboard, RAM and no telling what else. It would be much cheaper to simply find another solution.
  3. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    It is already maxed out on ram, about the only thing you could upgrade would be the CPU to a Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 (used on Ebay for about $120) but it wouldn't be worth it and there isn't much difference Q9650 3GHz Vs QX9770 3.2GHz, also the wattage on the Q9650 is 95 watts vs 135 on the 9770 and you would have to get a bigger heat sink also. Some of the online bench marks show the Q9650 out performing the QX9770. The extreme series was more of a marketing ploy by Intel in my opinion.
    Why do you feel you need to upgrade, won't run games? or what? I had issues with my windows 7 install after 8 years that I call "windows rot" bus fixed it after a fresh install.
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