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Best CPU with the LGA775 socket?

#21JudgmenlPosted 8/31/2013 3:03:14 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
Then what would YOU recommend hmm?

Even having an LGA775 slot doesn't guarantee his motherboard would run one of the higher end C2Q's such as a Q97XX

The TC has yet to even tell us what motherboard model he has. So you honestly expect to suggest an upgrade that is likely to have him spend FAR MORE money then it would typically cost just replace his motherboard, ram, and CPU.

Q9XXX's are generally very expensive, so expensive that an outright motherboard, ram and cpu replacement would actually be less costly.

Then again there is also Nicodimus's offer which would give him a moderate upgrade. Which I also addressed in the post you quoted. Selective reading is the same as ignorance, remember that.


Judgmenl posted...
Pft I still have an E8400. So either that or the Q9650.

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#22OmegaDL50Posted 8/31/2013 3:06:14 PM
An E8400 is decent, but might get better mileage with a Q9650, if he can obtain one for a reasonable price.

Price to Performance ratio should be considered as well for an upgrade.
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#23JudgmenlPosted 8/31/2013 3:09:41 PM(edited)
And assuming his motherboard supports it.

Never mind. E6750 is a 65nm chip. He probably supports neither of these. Should just get a new computer.
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#24mikewu1Posted 8/31/2013 3:30:03 PM
OmegaDL50 posted...
An E8400 is decent, but might get better mileage with a Q9650, if he can obtain one for a reasonable price.

Price to Performance ratio should be considered as well for an upgrade.


$145 used on ebay. Depending on what he would get for his new motherboard, ram, cpu he would go well over. If he stuck with a current gen Pentium, cheap motherboard and ram he could still be at $145. If he wants to go i3 or higher then it would be $200+
#25Purification(Topic Creator)Posted 8/31/2013 7:41:00 PM
So....if I got a new motherboard, is there anyway to not have to reformat everything?

Due to my line of work and study, my computer is clogged with 5 years of data everywhere and it would simply not be ideal to reformat.

Also, does DDR3 RAM fit into the same motherboard that DDR2 RAM fits into?
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#26ShubPosted 8/31/2013 7:45:00 PM
Purification posted...
So....if I got a new motherboard, is there anyway to not have to reformat everything?


In theory, it can work, but in practice, it rarely does, and it's recommended that you reformat. If you want to avoid reformatting, you can buy a new hard drive, install Windows on that, then install your old hard drive and you'll find all your data untouched.

Due to my line of work and study, my computer is clogged with 5 years of data everywhere and it would simply not be ideal to reformat.


Don't you have all that stuff backed up? Because you make it sound like it's important data, and your hard drive is the only place where you keep it... what happens if your hard drive goes belly up?

Also, does DDR3 RAM fit into the same motherboard that DDR2 RAM fits into?


No. Back when the transition from DDR2 to DDR3 was in full swing, a handful of motherboards were released that support both DDR2 and DDR3 (though not both at the same time, you had to have one or the other), but generally speaking, the two are absolutely not compatible.
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#27JonWood007Posted 8/31/2013 7:52:04 PM
Q9000 series, 9650 being the best I think, but that being very expensive. I honestly wouldnt bother putting any money in such an old mobo. A new i5/i7 probably wouldnt be that much more expensive (since the defunct 775 CPUs are still close to their original price while offering budget/midrange performance) and probably be a good 60% more powerful in games, if not more.
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#28member1982Posted 8/31/2013 8:03:15 PM
Pick a CPU from your motherboard support list. :P look for the Q series number.
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