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I thinking of buying a new core i5 and its not that expensive but my motherboard is **** (Not to be rude) and buying a new motherboard and a new ram would cost me more than what I can afford... so is it word it or is my motherboard capable... of having a core i5..?

Thanks in advance Djsporting...
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I thinking of buying a new core i5 and its not that expensive but my motherboard is **** (Not to be rude) and buying a new motherboard and a new ram would cost me more than what I can afford... so is it word it or is my motherboard capable... of having a core i5..?

Thanks in advance Djsporting...
You can't put an i5 in your motherboard. Period.

Edit: guess I should have explained why.

You have a socket 775 motherboard. An i5 like mine (the 750 or 760) is a socket 1156 chip. The newest i5s (sandy bridge) are socket 1155.

They're not interchangeable.
Edited by pursuinginsanity - 1/25/11 at 9:26am
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Are you asking if an i5 is compatible with your motherboard? If I'm reading your system correctly, its a LGA 775 board, so no a LGA 1156 processor will not fit into it. If you don't like your board, buy a decent one, and overclock your CPU, you can get a good 3.0GHZ o/c on it [with a decent cooler], which should be good enough to power that video card you have.
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buying a new motherboard and a new ram would cost me more than what I can afford.
I guess the question is: What can you afford? Toss out a number, then we can see what we have to work with.
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I guess the question is: What can you afford? Toss out a number, then we can see what we have to work with.
about $280
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cpu, mobo, and ram will put you around at least $400-500, no matter where you shop. I'd suggest saving up a bit more money, or at least seeing what you could get for your current setup.

For sandy bridge that is, older core i5's might be cheaper.
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You could probably pick up a used 4 GHz i7 920 and mobo for around $300, then buy some RAM. That would probably be the cheapest way to go, but you're still looking at $350 minimum.
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I have an intel core 2 duo and at this time I´m not even considering wasting $400 on my rig Maybe buying a new motherboard would be the best way and starting saving up for a core i7 instead of the intel core i5 because I mean an intel core i7 is much better.. and i dont like the old version of the i7....
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I have an intel core 2 duo and at this time I´m not even considering wasting $400 on my rig Maybe buying a new motherboard would be the best way and starting saving up for a core i7 instead of the intel core i5 because I mean an intel core i7 is much better.. and i dont like the old version of the i7....
Core i5 or i7, you can't use an LGA 775 CPU in any 1366/1156/1155 socket and LGA 775 is obsolete/dead now. The i7 only excels in production applications mostly, The i5 2500K for the most part is on par with the i7 2600K for gaming and such.

You just like the shiny "NEW!" about the new Core i7's.
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