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The-Bleh-Bleh

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#1 10 years ago

My motherboard My processor

I'm looking to upgrade my processor so that I'm not so badly bottlenecked in games like Rainbow Six Vegas and Garry's Mod.

I'm thinking of buying something this.

It doesn't come with cooling, but could I just use the fan from my current Celeron? Any advice? Thanks.




ConstanceJill

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#2 10 years ago

I'd go for a Core 2 Duo instead, that is, if the motherboard supports it (sorry I don't have much time to look for it right now).




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#3 10 years ago

Yeah, I would love to, but my motherboard can't support it. Pentium 4 is the highest. I'm just trying to figure out if it would be a worthy upgrade. Hmmm.




Homer Gonerson

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#4 10 years ago

I'd say no. That CPU is already outdated. I'd suggest getting a new motherboard and CPU (probably a lower-end Core 2 Duo). That'll let you upgrade the processor later down the road when you need it, rather than sticking with the 775, because that single core 3.2ghz one won't last you long.




*The.Doctor

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#5 10 years ago

It would be a good upgrade, but not for that price.

You might be better off looking on eBay for a high end P4. I would say anything over a 3.0Ghz P4 would give you a decent boost, but only if you can find one dirt cheap, and even then you would still be bottlenecked on new games. You can buy new CPU's for less than that P4 you linked to that will blow it away.

If you have a tight budget, a Athlon X2 build would be the way to go.




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#6 10 years ago

After sending a support email, it turns out my computer can use Pentium D processors. That's probably more worth it. Problem is, I Newegg doesn't sell them. Where would be the best places to look? I don't really know any good places other than Newegg and eBay.

Homer Gonerson;4585410I'd say no. That CPU is already outdated. I'd suggest getting a new motherboard and CPU (probably a lower-end Core 2 Duo). That'll let you upgrade the processor later down the road when you need it, rather than sticking with the 775, because that single core 3.2ghz one won't last you long.[/quote] I'm not going to do that, since I have too many parts a new motherboard wouldn't support. (7800GS, DDR RAM)

[quote=Apollo75;4585609] You might be better off looking on eBay for a high end P4.

Good advice, I'll check it out.




*The.Doctor

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#7 10 years ago
The-Bleh-Bleh Where would be the best places to look? I don't really know any good places other than Newegg and eBay. .

Tigerdirect has the D940, but its still not that great of a price at $89.99. But, it would be a much better option than a P4 would be.

Link: Intel Pentium D 940 Processor HH80553PG0884M - 3.20GHz, 4MB Cache, 800MHz FSB, Presler, Dual-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor at TigerDirect.com




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#8 10 years ago

Its an LGA 775 slot, the E8600 is an LGA 775 CPU... All you need is bios update, and say an E2200 C2D *Think its Conroe*




Oblivious

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#9 10 years ago

Running a 1333mhz FSB E8x00 series on a 800mhz FSB board would be a waste of money. (joking?) It would run those CPU's at 60% of their normal speed. Granted though, even slowed down, they would destroy a Celeron.

I agree that an E2xx0 series Pentium Dual Core would be a fine choice. They're basically Core2 Duo Conroes with less L2 cache. They are cheap yet strong performers that will blow away the old Celeron and are more efficient than the Pentium D processors (so don't base comparison by clock speed). I have a couple that have served me well (E2140 & E2180).

I would research that they will indeed work in that board though. The tech specs say it only "Supports Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D Processor", so there may not be an updated bios should you run into problems getting it recognized.




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#10 10 years ago

Chances are there is no bios update to use conroe processors. Just get a cheap motherboard and e2160 or something for around $100 combined.




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