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I'm runnin n E4600 2.4 GHz on a gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L with FSB 1333MHz support and LGA 775 socket

i really wanna go in for a quad core upgrade. since i've got a *limited* budget i'm not looking at the extreme series.

and what ram should i get...?
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hi and welcome to ocn!
fill out your system specs under the User CP tab (this will help us to help you)!

if your on a limited budget, try these. 4GB of G.Skill
also, the cpu and mobo your have should be plenty, you should be able to get 3Ghz+ out of that chip.......
Edited by catalyst - 12/22/08 at 5:29am
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post #3 of 31
Welcome to OCN!

Could you give us and idea on what your budget is, and also what you use your computer for the most, because quad cores aren't for everyone.
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Q6600. Still can't be beat for the price
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post #5 of 31
yup q6600 and get a xigmatek hsf if you want to overclock.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233003

If you have a bigger budget then get a q9550.
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post #6 of 31
if your on a budget then the only quad is the q6600 but that cpu is overclockable?

what do you use your pc for??
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post #7 of 31
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i use it mainly for gaming. i have a msi geforce 9600GT.
also occasionaly for video editing. i have to go for an upgrade now cos i sold my old processor(couldn't resist the price).
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if ur using ur rig for gaming, get another core2 and a gpu upgrade?
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post #9 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenpachiroks View Post
i use it mainly for gaming.
then get an e8500 or e8400, unless your going to buy a q9550.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036
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post #10 of 31
i would say get the e8400, it can easily reach 4ghz which will help you in games as not many games use all four cores. The e8500 and e8600 arent worth it if you have a budget, you pay more for abut 300-400mhz.
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