CPU compatability

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March 8, 2010 at 23:04:50
Specs: Windows XP
I am looking to upgrade my CPU to something better for gaming, not anything hardcore mind you, basically what my mobo can handle. I have looked up my mobo specs and what cpu's my mobo supports. I am pretty sure that my mobo does support the processor I have chosen but I am a novice computer user and would like confirmation before I purchase said product. This is a link to the mobo cpu support page on the manufacturer's website

http://usa.asus.com/product.aspx?P_...

and this is the link to the CPU I want to buy off of newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Also if there is one that is better for gaming please let me know. Thank you in advance


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#1
March 9, 2010 at 05:10:44
an intel pentium dual core?
well it depends on the games u r playing
but man to me get a core2duo or a quad core processor
or an amd triple core
like i said it depends on the games u willing to play

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#2
March 9, 2010 at 05:21:32
What cpu do u have right now? Pentium d e5300 is a fine cpu.

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#3
March 9, 2010 at 09:32:21
Gaming relies heavily on the graphics so if your video card sucks, upgrading the CPU will do little or nothing to improve gaming performance.

How much RAM do you have & what's the make/model of your video card? And which CPU do you have now?


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#4
March 9, 2010 at 09:42:58
yh i realize now that pentium d and quad cores and core 2 duo are kinda similar
haha sry for the first response

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#5
March 9, 2010 at 09:50:58
Don't confuse the Pentium D with the Pentiun Dual core.

The Pentium Dual core is based on the Core 2 Duo. The Pntium D is based on the Pentium 4. The Pentium Dual is an excellent budget CPU & a great overclocker...the Pentium 4 & CPU's based on the P4 suck.


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#6
March 9, 2010 at 11:05:18
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU E1200 @ 1.60GHz (2 CPUs) Memory: 3072MB RAM and my video card is a Nvidia Gefore 8400 GS, I play a game called league of legends, and Every game I play it locks up momentarily for about 10 or 15 seconds, I posted on their help forums and they said that my processor was the problem, cuz its a celeron lol. I'm not really looking for top of the line just something close, I chose that CPU that I linked because I feel its fast enough while also not costing over $100. And then again, I'm not sure about the compatibility so thats why I came here to ask

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#7
March 10, 2010 at 04:29:45
Ok, celeron e1200 isn't bad cpu (it perform similar to pentium d e2140) but it's not good for heavy games like crysis. U can still overclock it to 2 or 2.2ghz to gain more perfomance. Geforce 8400gs isn't a gaming card, u need a real gaming v-card. I recommend ati radeon hd 4670 with gddr3, no psu upgrade needed. Or if u have a decent psu 400w +12v@30 u can get geforce 9800gt 512mb for under $100.

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#8
March 10, 2010 at 09:43:04
Hey thanks for the info, I think its about time I get rid of this v card. Its starting to sound like its gonna die soon lol

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