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Old 01-21-2008, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Forgetting all about overclocking, how much of a general performance increase in games would I see if I was to upgrade from an E4500 @2.2 GHZ to an E6600 @2.4GHZ?

If it's not worth it for the cash, then are there any better bang for buck processer upgrades I could make? Like with AMD for example.

Lastly, since I'm only going to make one upgrade right now, would increasing my RAM size from 2 gig to 4 gig be better money spent than doing anything with my processer?(Bearing in mind I dont want to spend too much)
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well, from 2 to 4 gigs is no, not worth it. Whats your motherboard? If you have the cash, get a q6600
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Default Re: Few questions.

You should see a fair amount of improvement going up to a q6600.
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well, from 2 to 4 gigs is no, not worth it.
Even though I'm running Vista?

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Whats your motherboard?
Oh, are there motherboard/cpu compatibilty issues to consider? I'm not really sure what my motherboard is. How do I find out, and what should I be looking for to determine whether it will run a given processer or not?
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Default Re: Few questions.

yeah you can't put an AMD in an intel socket mobo... my suggestion would be to get an E8400 core2duo. BIG bang for the buck 3.0ghz and massive overclocking potential (4.2Ghz easy, 4.5Ghz possible) Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Why don't you juts overclock your E4500?

What is you vid card? you might want to upgrade that and OC your CPU
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yeah you can't put an AMD in an intel socket mobo... my suggestion would be to get an E8400 core2duo. BIG bang for the buck 3.0ghz and massive overclocking potential (4.2Ghz easy, 4.5Ghz possible) Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Why don't you juts overclock your E4500?

What is you vid card? you might want to upgrade that and OC your CPU
Can't overclock, I don't think my motherboard enables it.

I got a Radeon 3850 512mb, not upgrading that as I've only just bought it, lol. I may buy another one along with a new motherboard one day, I dunno.
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Can't overclock, I don't think my motherboard enables it.

I got a Radeon 3850 512mb, not upgrading that as I've only just bought it, lol. I may buy another one along with a new motherboard one day, I dunno.
It probably does, unless it's an intel board then your options might be limited. Number 1 priority is to find out what mobo you have
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And I do that how?
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open your case up and look inside. should be able to find a manufacturer name and model number easy
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There's no easier way?
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