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#1 faray


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Posted 24 October 2009 - 06:40 AM

I'm planning to buy a new processor for my pc.

I'm looking for a dual core about the 100 Euro
i have put my current system information below

i hope you can give me the best advice for a new processor(but for about 100 euro, I'm sure i can get a much better one for that money than the current one.
Mainboard : Acer E946GZ
Chipset : Intel i946GZ
Processor : Intel Pentium D 955 @ 3466 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series
Hard Disk : ST3808110AS (80 GB)
Hard Disk : WD (1000 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : OLMNWF 6ZO5URO SCSI CdRom Device
DVD-Rom Drive : ATAPI DVD W DH16W1P ATA Device
Monitor Type : 18 inches
Monitor Type : MD9323AJ - 15 inches
Network Card : MV88SE614x PCIe to SATA2 controller Yukon 88E8056 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600 (x64)
DirectX : Version 10.00

Processor : Intel Pentium D 955
Frequency : 3466 MHz - (current : 3466.82 MHz)
Number of Core : 2
Support : Socket 775 LGA
Data Cache L1 : 2 x 16 KB
Trace Cache L1 : 2 x 12 Kµops
Cache L2 : 2 x 512 KB
FPU Coprocessor : Present
Core 1 Activity : 100%
Core 2 Activity : 0%

up till now i've been told to get a new motherboard ( MA770-UD3 ) along with this processor ( X2 240 ) now i would like to know, will this motherboard fit, do i need other hardware for this?, my power-supply is now 250 volt guess it will not be enough...:thumbsup:. the motherboard and processor are already 120 euro now(still if you think i don't need a new motherboard at all please explain your idea)

well i hope to get more information

Edited by faray, 24 October 2009 - 03:38 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:23 AM


Looks to me like it supports Core2 Duo processors...whichever you can afford.


I'm in the U.S., can't help you with prices of alternatives outside of U.S.


#3 DJBPace07


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Posted 25 October 2009 - 11:19 PM

Do use caution, just because a motherboard will take Core 2 doesn't mean that every Core 2 CPU will run on your motherboard. Here's further information on your chipset complete with all acceptable CPU's. It's seems like many of the older 65nm CPU's will work with it.



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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:34 PM

Nice work, DJB :thumbsup:.

That Intel site was hard enough for me to stumble around and find anything...a tip of the hat to you :huh:.


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Posted 26 October 2009 - 07:15 PM

I was gonna mention that your board prolly wont accept 45nm CPUz but you could check
to see if Acer (not sure if Aopen make those boards) do an updated bios that will allow
you to install one of the new E7400z which are around 100euros. It might be worth checking
and somebody will help you flash your bios im sure.

To be honest ive just had a quick look for bios upgrades and its looking pretty bleak so
unless there is something specifically wrong with your Pentium D i dont see the point of
buying a new processor. You would be better off upgrading your motherboard, cpu, & RAM
you can sometimes get good deals by buying them bundled together.

Edited by TwoDigitz, 26 October 2009 - 07:30 PM.

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