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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
hey guys,

i am considering switching from my current build to a nice new shiny

Intel Core2Quad Q6600
and new motherboard.

course i am going to be seeing a nice speed, but really i am just wondering if i will be able to use my current RAM? i am pretty sure everything else will be fine.

my old parts motherboard, CPU and a GFX card are going to be sold to a friend of mine which is a step up from his Celeron, yes you heard me correctly. a "Celeron"

been looking at the prices on www.scan.co.uk which is IMO the best website for computer parts in the UK (i get free postage too ) the cheaper the better in all honesty.

just not sure on the 45nm and the 65nm as i have "no idea" what they mean.

any help?

Anjokid
post #2 of 18
Your memory will work fine, but if it does not have overclocking potential you may not be able to run a 1:1 ratio. You might want to look at getting a DDR2-1000MHz or DDR2-1066 Kit, and since you are running a 64 bit system a 2x2GB kit would be a good investment.

The difference between the 45nm and 65nm is size of the core itself. 45nm is a more advanced manufacturing method and really means nothing to the common user. For overclockers like us though it means the processor will be more energy efficient and thus produce less heat, which in turn precludes that it should have great overclocking potential.

If the price is right go with a 45nm Quad, otherwise the Q6600 is a great processor.
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post #3 of 18
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ok that cleared that up.

somthing like this
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=462617

is it possible to run quad core in XP? sound stupid but i have no idea if its possible, i know for a fact i wouldnt use up 4GB of ram
post #4 of 18
Yes you can use a Quad Core in XP.
 
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post #6 of 18
Looks good, not sure about CAS 5 Dominators though. Maybe try here and have a look for something: http://www.overclockers.co.uk they have a much wider selection of DDR2, Scan has pretty much given up on it now.
 
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post #7 of 18
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how about this...

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showpr...8500CL5D-2GBPK)

to be honest i don't want to throw a lot of money out for this upgrade to be honest... looks like i will have to buy a new PSU as well.

maybe this for a psu

http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=408083

EDIT: maybe not i am going to need at the very least 700W
post #8 of 18
Don't know about your budget and what do you use this rig for. Here is a basic list to start with. Things are expensive over there.

E7200
Gigabyte EP35-DS3R
Corsair XM2 DDR2 RAM
Evga 8800GT 512mb
Corsair 550vx
post #9 of 18
People around here swear by this G.Skill 2x2GB DDR2-1000MHz Kit and the price difference is worth the investment to me.

There is also a lot of buzz around the P45 chipset, and I can not say I have not heard anything good or bad about the P43. Here is the Gigabyte EP45-DS3 from the same retailer you selected.
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post #10 of 18
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i am dual core now, so i was thinking of going straight into Quad Core.

the computer is going to be used for everyday really, but whilst i have the money may as upgrade it, the budget is around £300 the cheaper the better.

not really looking to upgrade the GFX card in honesty as what i got does the job ok plus only bought it last month, big step from a 7300 XD.

four things possibly. CPU, Motherboard, PSU and RAM and thats about it

PSU:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=832516

EDIT:
yep i can see that but it keeps going up and up in price if it will run Quad core and work well then i will be happy, if theres a little room for overclocking then i will be happier. but don't want to go out and buy a lot of stuff just the least i need for the change over and yet still a good system.
Edited by anjokid - 6/28/08 at 8:35am
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