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Old 03-17-2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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Hi

First, I want to buy a new processor for my computer but I don't know what my motherboard is compatible with. I would like some help finding the best processor I could buy for Gaming under $230?

Second Question,

My cousin is looking to buying a laptop for gaming but he only has $675 to spend.
What would be the best bargain he could get?

Thanks alot




Here is my comps. specs:
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Computer:
Computer Type ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.17184
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name PC
User Name Administrator
SMTP E-mail Address sdfsd
Logon Domain PC
Date / Time 2008-03-17 / 01:00

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron D, 3600 MHz (27 x 133)
Motherboard Name Biostar P4M80-M4 / P4M800-M7A
Motherboard Chipset VIA P4M800 Pro
System Memory 2048 MB
BIOS Type Award (10/11/06)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series (512 MB)
Video Adapter ATI Radeon HD 2600 Series (512 MB)
Monitor Dell M782 [17" CRT] (8G1573BABNVS)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Realtek ALC655 @ VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller

Storage:
IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller - 0571
IDE Controller VIA Serial ATA Controller - 3149
Storage Controller SCSI/RAID Host Controller
Disk Drive WDC WD2500JS-60NCB1 (232 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A
Optical Drive TF6064F QLF101R SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status FAIL

Partitions:
C: (NTFS) 145698 MB (18115 MB free)
V: (NTFS) 92766 MB (80563 MB free)
Total Size 232.9 GB (96.4 GB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse



Peripherals:
Printer Microsoft XPS Document Writer
USB1 Controller VIA PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB1 Controller VIA PCI-USB Universal Host Controller
USB2 Controller VIA USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller

DMI:
DMI BIOS Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
DMI BIOS Version 6.00 PG
DMI System Manufacturer
DMI System Product
DMI System Version
DMI System Serial Number
DMI System UUID 00000000-00000000-00E00000-4D1022D2
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer
DMI Motherboard Product P4M800P-8237
DMI Motherboard Version
DMI Motherboard Serial Number
DMI Chassis Manufacturer
DMI Chassis Version
DMI Chassis Serial Number
DMI Chassis Asset Tag
DMI Chassis Type Desktop Case
DMI Total / Free Memory Sockets 4 / 0


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[ BIOS ]

BIOS Properties:
Vendor Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Version 6.00 PG
Release Date 10/11/2006
Size 512 KB
Boot Devices Floppy Disk, Hard Disk, CD-ROM, ATAPI ZIP, LS-120
Capabilities Flash BIOS, Shadow BIOS, Selectable Boot, EDD, BBS
Supported Standards DMI, APM, ACPI, PnP
Expansion Capabilities ISA, PCI, AGP, USB

[ System ]

System Properties:
Universal Unique ID 00000000-00000000-00E00000-4D1022D2
Wake-Up Type Power Switch

[ Motherboard ]

Motherboard Properties:
Product P4M800P-8237
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:09 AM   #2
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# Supports Intel Pentium 4/Celeron/Celeron D processor.
# Supports Intel Pentium 4 Northwood/Prescott CPU.
# 400MHz/533MHz/800MHz system interface speed.
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did some research and found that my mobo supports Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors.

would this be good?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115028
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Where did you find that info from? because there is no mention of dual core support on the biostar website

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...nt.php?S_ID=92
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My mobo is P4M800 Pro.

http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/...nt.php?S_ID=94
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my mistake that is for the VIA P4M800 chipset whereas you have the VIA P4M800 pro chipset...so it seems that the dual cores are supported
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that CPU will be awesome
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I will just wait until I get my money on Friday.
I will have enough to buy it.

What about my cousin?
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