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Old 11-05-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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i was thinking of getting this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115031



is that worth it or is there a better one. i have to get intel and lga775 are there any better ones around that price.

here is my specs:
ati x1900xtx 512 mb
4 gigs ram
pd 3.2
250 gb hardrive


i no its a decent system already but i want to go into dual core so please help i have around 150
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:06 AM   #2
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I think it's a great CPU for the price. Can't get better than that for the budget you have. As long as you know your motherboard can support a Core 2 Duo, you're set.
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I think it's a great CPU for the price. Can't get better than that for the budget you have. As long as you know your motherboard can support a Core 2 Duo, you're set.
for $175 u can get an E6550 (which is almost identical to the E6600) so i think u can find something a little better than an E4500
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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He doesn't want to spend more than $150. That CPU he linked is perfect for the price which covers taxes and shipping too. Oh wait, the shipping is free for that, lol. For something less than $150, that's the best Intel Core 2 Duo he can get, unless he's willing to fork over a little more. In that case, that E6550 is the best.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:25 AM   #5
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is the extra like 25 bucks worth it. and also will it be a tremendous increase in performance? like load times and fps in games.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:27 AM   #6
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Oh definitely, by far!!! Get the E6550!!!
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:43 AM   #7
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ok i have a couple more questions in crysis i play on all medium now will some of the visual tings go to high after i get this processor? and i get like 45 fps cosntant on meduim and like 25 on high will this go up dramaticly?
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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You'll definitely meet the requirements to play Crysis. You clearly don't have any problems with the RAM count since you have a whole bunch. I thnk you'll do fine with what you have. I'm not too familiar with ATi video cards but you have 512MB of video RAM on that thing which helps a lot. As far as playing it at high settings, maybe you're not quite there yet. The resource used to get the full potential of the game is way too great. I wish I can play it on my laptop but it doesn't have a video card.

I don't know how to get the fps count when playing Crysis, but there are software out there like http://www.fraps.com/ that have something like that where it monitors frames per second.
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like i said i no what i have is decent but i want to get that dual core so i dont have to upgrade any time soon. and i no this is noobish question but is there a program that will tell me what motherboard i have.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:55 AM   #10
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hmm seems im pretty screwed i have a i945p which probobly sucks and it can only handle p4 or celeron d. is there a good cheap gaming mobo around? that can do c2d if so link please
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:01 AM   #12
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The thing is, the Intel 945P Express chipset you have should support Core 2 Duo though along with ancient P4s and Celeron Ds. Do others agree with me?

BUt if you still want a new motherboard, here's a goood one with a much upgraded chipset:

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

Standard features, reliable--from one of the greatest motherboard manufacturer ever, up to quad core support, rockin chipset, and it's under $100.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:19 AM   #13
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well on this site i was on it said on p4 and celeron d.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:28 AM   #14
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I was looking at the 945P express chipset so it may be newer than the one you have. That may very well be the difference.
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dont get alendale. get conroe
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whats the difference? and i think there is only the express chip??? i coldnt find any other
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Old 11-06-2007, 11:50 AM   #17
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It's obvious you need to upgrade. Get a new motherboard and a new CPU to play Crysis:

Consider any of these CPUs--E6850, E6750, E6540, E6550 (all are Intel Core 2 Duo). The ultimate prize is the Q6600 Intel Core 2 Quad. Although a new revision of that is coming soon.

For the motherboard, just get the one I linked. Total cost should be around $250-$300. Conroe is defintely better than an Allendale but comes at a higher price. You get what you pay for. That's all I can say. Bottom line is just get the one that fits in your budget. If you want performance, you're going to pay high price. Otherwise, the Allendale is a steal.
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