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Old 04-20-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Processer upgrade! help me choose?

well my comp is about four years old and i'v been mainly playing Battlefield 2, bfbc2, l4d2,css etc..
with these specs i can play all these games on high settings (except bfbc2)
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Manufacturer: 	
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Processor: 	Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 	3582MB RAM
Hard Drive: 	181 GB
Video Card: 	NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Monitor: 	Plug and Play Monitor
Sound Card: 	USB VoIP Device
Keyboard: 	USB Root Hub
Mouse: 	
USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface: 	7''x15'' Steelseries Mouse Pad
Operating System: 	Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Motherboard: 	Gigabyte
i want to play Battlefield 3 with little lag

so i was looking at the
Intel core2 quad

my budget is under 250

whats a good upgrade for my processor? (intel)
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Processer upgrade! help me choose?

well since you're on Socket 775, you have very few other options except the Core 2 Quad, since the Core 2 Duo was already pretty high up the chain in the Core 2 series. There are some pretty decent quad chips, but they can cost upward of 350USD.

For your price range, the best you can get is this: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80580Q9505

all in all, thats still a good chip.
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Default Re: Processer upgrade! help me choose?

thanks for the reply

but im afraid i don't understand...whats a socket 775??

and that chip is a great recommendation, thanks!
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Socket 775 is the socket type the processor uses. Only a 775 chip will fit in a 775 socket. its the way the pins are laid out in a specific way.
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