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Old 09-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #1
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If you had $200, $400 or $600 what would you but to update this PC.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Ram: DDR2 PC2-6400 (400 MHz) (2gb) #I was sure I baught 800Mhz, what is the deal with half of that!
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:29 AM   #2
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If you had $200, $400 or $600 what would you but to update this PC.
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Ram: DDR2 PC2-6400 (400 MHz) (2gb) #I was sure I baught 800Mhz, what is the deal with half of that!
Motherbord: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L
Radeon HD 4890
you did but DDR2 800MHz RAM shows up as 400MHz because it is double data rate (DDR), multiply that 400 by 2 and see what you get...



if I have $200 to spend on that system I would get this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache, I can't believe this cpu is is 420 less than the Q8200S, I guess it's because the 8200 draws 65w and the 9559 draws 95w, big deal, the 9550 blows it away in performance, people will generally pay that extra $60 a year on their power bill for the added perfromance, and we're not talking a few MHz worth of performance here, we're talking 500MHz and three x the L2 cache...

get that Q9550 ASAP, and sell your current cpu, seriously...
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #3
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The E6750 is actually pretty damn good, I don't know if the Q9550 is worth $200, maybe if he was an overclocker...

Only thing I'd do would be to get another 2GB of RAM.
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The E6750 is actually pretty damn good, I don't know if the Q9550 is worth $200, maybe if he was an overclocker...

Only thing I'd do would be to get another 2GB of RAM.
2GBs of RAM isn't $200 though...



the Q9550 beats down the E6750 in all kinds of ways and is definitely worth the upgrade, especially considering the minimal gains he would get in other areas for $200 even if doesn't doesn't overclock (actually, especially if he doesn't OC), stock clocks (2.83GHz > 2.66GHz), two more processors (quad > duo) and the L2 cache difference is absolutely huge (12MB > 4MB)...
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