Thinking of getting new Motherboard to build another compute

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June 16, 2012 at 14:18:44
Specs: Windows 7, Pent4 dual quad Q950@2.83GHz 4 gigs
I have a Pentium dual core 2.8? processor in my nForce 750l SJI Motherboard and it is a couple years old and trying to decide if I need to update my computer? What besides faster memory would benefit me and what new options are of jnterest in the newer bios? Also, in order of performance upgrade, what is the most significant component?

Processor
Amount of memory and speed of memory
hard drive and type (solid state make much difference?)

Thanks in advance for your reply....

srloren


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#1
June 16, 2012 at 15:52:53
What the heck is a "Pent4 dual quad Q950@2.83GHz"? And what is a "Pentium dual core 2.8"? Are they the same thing or do you mean an E6300? You need to be clear about what you have & what you're asking about.

http://ark.intel.com/products/41493...

Why don't you just overclock? Your board can easily do 1600MHz FSB & almost all Pentium/Core 2 are highly overclockable. As long as you have DDR2-800, you're good to go. You just need to configure your BIOS settings correctly. SSDs are much faster than standard HDDs, but the cost per GB is still a limiting factor. A 120GB SSD is about $100.


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#2
June 16, 2012 at 17:09:21
Think he means Core 2 Quad Q9550--a 2.83GHz, 1333FSB quad. Still a very capable processor.

4GB of memory is enough for most applications. However if you're switching between Photoshop and Premiere Pro on a daily basis, then doubling your memory should provide you with a noticeable performance boost.

Even if you're just a "general purpose" user, installing a cheap 60/64GB SSD to put your OS and a few programs on will really get your system going. I remember seeing an SSD in operation for the first time--a friend installed one in his Phenom X6 machine not too long ago--and being absolutely amazed by the performance. The Win7 splash screen couldn't even finish its animation sequence before the desktop was up!

HTPC | Pentium M @ 2.82GHz, 2MB L2) | 4GB | 1.0TB | Radeon HD5750 | Blu-Ray
Win 7 Pro | Modified PowerMac G4 QuickSilver case


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#3
June 16, 2012 at 20:23:14
Riider, you are correct Me bad...Jackbomb had it right...
Core 2 Quad Q9550--a 2.83GHz, 1333FSB

srloren


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#4
June 17, 2012 at 05:26:14
You forgot to include your uses for the computer and your other components.
Overclocking your CPU 400x8=3.2GHz & 1600FSB with RAM DDR2 800MHz is an option.
4GB RAM should be enough for most applications including gaming. If you are running Photoshop, CAD, video image processing, huge spreadsheets or databases, or other applications that use massive memory and you are using W7 64bit you would benefit from additional memory.
Nearly anything would benefit from an SSD drive for Windows and your core programs (120GB or larger) with your conventional drive (or a faster one) for everything else.
If you are using onboard graphics or a basic graphics card and are gaming or running graphic intensive programs, then you would benefit from an upgrade to your graphics.
More details = better understanding = better advice.

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#5
June 17, 2012 at 13:01:35
all is well and good with all that, but don't forget to install a cooler system capable of the extra heat from overclocking.

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#6
June 17, 2012 at 18:49:44
Thanks for the advice...I am not going to overclock because I thought about the heat and I recently read where some guy spent over $600 for water cooling devices and he claimed that he could have spent more. Heck, that $600 could be used to call the White House to ask what the _uck are you doing to ul.

I am a PhotoShop use and some file get pretty large also at the same time I run Capture NX2 for the Nef files from my camera. I get a little impatient sometimes when PS slows a bit...just want to get it done faster.

part of the problem is keeping malware off of my computer and I know this slows down my workload. Thanks for answering guys....

srloren


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#7
June 18, 2012 at 07:23:27
Max out your memory.
Purchase SSD drive 120GB to run your operating system, photoshop and your core programs.
Purchase a FAST, large hard drive to store your files on.
Purchase a small SSD drive (30GB to 60GB) to set up as a scratch disk.
Overclocking a moderate amount will also help.
If you have not already, upgrade your graphics card on one with at least 1GB GDDR5 memory.
For more details:
http://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/kb...

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#8
June 19, 2012 at 09:06:40
Thanks Fingers, you answered a question about the scratch disk. I currently have a drive that is dedicated to that but it is 200 gigs...the smaller SSD should improve my performance. Thanks again, I will check out the link you provided.

srloren


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