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Old 08-29-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Good gaming processor

Hey im looking at upgrading my processor to run games better but im not sure how much i should spend or if i should upgrade my motherboard. My motherboard only supports AGP graphics cards and DDR RAM and im pretty sure its got a 775 socket for processors. My current set up is a intel P4 2.8 7600GS Nvidea and 1.5 GB RAM. Im looking at buying a intel Core 2 Duo E6420 and just wondering if it would be worth spending a little more money or a little less and if my motherboard will outdate soon ?

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:36 AM   #2
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For the 100$ or so, it could be worth getting a cheap dual core processor.
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Old 08-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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u could work with that
get a core 2 duo
(make sure u no what fsb your mother bored supports)
upgrade your ram to 2g
and a better gpu
(ati x1950) agp
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:21 PM   #4
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an E6600 is the best bang for your buck on the Core 2 line. If you can spend the little extra money for it, go for it.

Do you know if you motherboard supports the Core 2?
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Default Re: Good gaming processor

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an E6600 is the best bang for your buck on the Core 2 line. If you can spend the little extra money for it, go for it.

Do you know if you motherboard supports the Core 2?
Are you sure? Most places I have seen list the C2D E6750 cheaper. Although it requires a 1333 front side bus.
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Yeah the e6750 worked out a lot cheaper, got mine today, great cpu, overclocked easily to 3.5, i think it worked out 40 cheaper than the e6700 thats bout $80.
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Old 08-29-2007, 10:01 PM   #7
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Yer the E6750 is the same price as the E6420 ($250) AUS, Is tht too much ?? and what one should i get ?

Also i got no idea what a fsb is could someone explain ??
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Get the E6750. You get higher FSB and a higher multiplier which makes overclocking easier since you won't hit a wall on the motherboard as soon as a CPU with a lower multiplier.
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Yer sorry didnt really get all tht im very computer dumb. Which one would do better for gaming ?
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E6750. Higher FSB=faster to put it simply.
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