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Old 12-22-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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Hi

Please could anyone recocmend a motherboard and a processor that i could use to upgrade my computer. I have a 933MHz socket 370 processor at the moment but would like to upgrade.

Please could you suggest any ideas under my budget of 150

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Old 12-22-2006, 11:03 AM   #2
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depends on what you want the new mobo and processor for ,
for gaming i would recommend dual core but just for general office tasks and web surfing i would recommend a pentinum4 ,so if you say what you want the computer for i am sure quite a few people will have recommendations .
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Maybe gaming but are dual cores very expensive?
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:51 AM   #4
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

I think just that processor is your budget in euros, and that is the cheapest core 2 duo, plus a motherboard thats good for gaming...but with these parts, I think its about 250 euros, I think thats what I calculated

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:13 PM   #5
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could i get a dual core motherboard but then put a pentium D processor in it and upgrade to a core 2 duo later on?
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Ya the motherboard I posted supports pentium D's
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:34 PM   #7
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do you know of any cheaper motherboards that will support both?
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:13 PM   #8
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http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...6&GroupID=1093
dunno if it will support both, it will support p4 tho
pentinum d http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...0&GroupID=1675
pentinum 4
http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...8&GroupID=1676
p4 is slightly over your budget
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Thanks

would i be able to use my SDRAM in that motherboard?
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Old 12-22-2006, 01:35 PM   #10
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what type is it ie ddr, or is like pc133 or something

plus can somebody just confirm for me that the processor and mobo i suggested (post8) are compatible
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