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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dsquared62, Mar 10, 2008.

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  1. dsquared62

    dsquared62 Thread Starter

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    I have an Intel D975XBX2 motherboard and an E6600 Duo Core 2.4 GHz processor. I am interested in getting a faster processor. Any recommendations for this motherboard and will I need to reformat the hard drive?

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  3. Jones

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    First things first: No, you won't have to format your hard drive. Simply pop the old processor out, install the new one, and fire it up.

    Second: Answer these two questions:

    1 - How much money are you willing to spend?
    2 - What type of performance gains do you want to achieve? (Faster gaming?)
     
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    My budget holds me to $500, but I want it to be worth upgrading.

    Thanks for your reply,
     
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    You forgot Q #2, if you want it for gaming I'd say that you should wait until multi threading is better configurated (as the prices most likely have lowered by then and currently you won't notice much of an difference)
    3d rendering is another thing, you'll probably notice quite a lot of difference there.

    The best you'll get for 500$ is a quad @ 2.4ghz, the intel Q6600 (yes, that is good)
     
  6. dsquared62

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    Sorry about that. I do some gaming and some video editing also. More gaming than video editing. I would like to make it faster for gaming.
     
  7. Jones

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    You'd notice much more gain in gaming performance by upgrading your video card. Something like this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130079
    would give you WAY more performance than what you have, and it's less money than the processor that a previous poster linked.

    My two cents.
     
  8. dsquared62

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    Better performance than two ATI Radeon X1950 boards (Crossfire)?

    Interesting
     
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