Q6660 and ASUS P5LP-LE

Hewlett-packard / M7160n
March 12, 2009 at 10:58:53
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.3 GHz / 1021 MB
Could I upgrade my cpu to the q6660 and do I have enough power with a 300W max psu connected to two cd drives and a 9600gt video card? Sorry if this is a dumb question.

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#1
March 12, 2009 at 11:30:53
Your board doesn't support quads:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...


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#2
March 12, 2009 at 11:38:17
thanks alot, would a core 2 duo be a worthwhile upgrade from the pentium d 2.8ghz

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#3
March 12, 2009 at 18:28:27
A core 2 duo generally runs cooler and is more efficient than the pentium d 2.8ghz, so it would be a worthwhile upgrade. However, it looks like your HP only supports the 4000 or 6000 series. I have an E6550 which I am happy with, but it might be harder to find one of those cpu's now. Perhaps your HP would support the 7000 or 8000 series even though it's not listed.


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#4
March 12, 2009 at 18:32:06
OK-you can find the E6550, for example, here: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...

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#5
March 12, 2009 at 18:38:01
i don't think it will work with a 945g chipset, let me know

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#6
March 12, 2009 at 18:41:20
i just want to meet min requirements for gaming and i think my processor is the only thing lacking, 2.8ghz pentium d and 3 gb ram, let me know please!

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#7
March 12, 2009 at 19:02:29
n/m my processor is dual core, i can meet min req, am i wrong?

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#8
March 12, 2009 at 19:46:42
A core 2 duo like the E6550 will work with a 945g chipset. That doesn't mean it's worth upgrading, though. I'm not sure about the minimum requirements for gaming, but you might find that you would want to upgrade the video card and the psu. Is that worth the expense ?

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#9
March 12, 2009 at 19:57:19
The board only supports 1066MHz FSB CPUs.

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#10
March 12, 2009 at 21:24:15
thanks, my rig is fine, i learned alot

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#11
March 13, 2009 at 15:38:38
You could get the E6300, which is a 1066MHz FSB CPU.

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#12
March 14, 2009 at 20:35:02
i'll check it out

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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