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Upgrade For Video/audio Capabilites


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#1 Soundnick

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Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:59 PM

Hello everyone, I've been doing some more extensive video editing latley and have been wanting to upgrade my PC that I put together about a year and a half ago. A year and a half in computer technology is insane how much advances, and how low the prices are on the things that i bought which were expensive two years ago. But anyways, I think the main things I want to focus on upgrading is my motherboard and processor. I have 2GB of RAM right now but I might make the jump to 4 in a couple days. My current processor is listed below in the link. I think what I want is a Duo Core or Quad core.. but I don't know too much about them, but it seems like they are pretty effcient now, any facts or reccomendations on any of this stuff. Unfortuntley Newegg doesnt even have the page for my motherboard anymore. But if anyone would like to know more specs I will let you know more about my system.

Is the Duo Core a good upgrade idea?

http://www.newegg.com/product/produ...N82E16819116231

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 10:37 AM

A dual core or a quad core is a good idea for an upgrade. The link you posted doesn't work, but if you can post your motherboard info, maybe we can help you find a good processor to put in it.

Also, if you're only running a 32-bit version of windows, your computer will only recognize about 3.5gb of ram. This would still give you some improvement though.
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Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

Well, I don't think my current board supports duo cores. But I could be wrong. Here's the link MOTHERBOARD

After doing a little searching I found this processor that looks pretty good and gets mostly good reviews. PROCESSOR

Thanks for the help.

Edited by Soundnick, 15 March 2008 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 15 March 2008 - 08:01 PM

Ya, it looks like you'll need a new motherboard then. It doesn't say it supports core 2 duos. It supports pentium D processors, but those aren't much better then Pentium 4's.

Also thats a pretty good processor. I have the E4400, which is the same thing but clocked at 2.0ghz instead of 2.4ghz. It's a solid performer, way better then my old Pentium 4.
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