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Hi everyone,

So my friend is an audio engineer and he's doing audio production. However, he's complaining that his computer slows down on heavy audio production tasks. He wants to change his CPU or maybe his computer. He currently has a Core 2 Quad Q8200 with 6GB of ram. He also has a M-Audio Delta 1010 card. Is there still any LGA775 socket CPU available on the market which can bring a significant increase in performance? He says that his CPU load is 100% when he's producing. Or does he have to buy another computer? He's interested in the Phenom II x6 1055T, good upgrade? with a pretty decent motherboard, I think it should be ok. What do you think?

Thanks.
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Hi everyone,

So my friend is an audio engineer and he's doing audio production. However, he's complaining that his computer slows down on heavy audio production tasks. He wants to change his CPU or maybe his computer. He currently has a Core 2 Quad Q8200 with 6GB of ram. He also has a M-Audio Delta 1010 card. Is there still any LGA775 socket CPU available on the market which can bring a significant increase in performance? He says that his CPU load is 100% when he's producing. Or does he have to buy another computer? He's interested in the Phenom II x6 1055T, good upgrade? with a pretty decent motherboard, I think it should be ok. What do you think?

Thanks.
I believe he'll want as many cores as possible, so if I was him, I would grab a Phenom II X6, as you mentioned, or an i7 2600. Might go with an older i7 930, but the Phenom is probably cheaper and the 2600 is probably faster at same price point, so it wouldn't really make sense.
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Should find out if the program he uses allows for AVX.. If it does then Sandybridge will perform much better than an X6.
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