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Want to Upgrade Processor


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#1 shadowdrummer46

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:20 AM

Hey guys im looking to upgrade my processor, would like to keep it as cheap as possible max about $250. I've never done this before and i'm not too sure what exactly I need to do. I see on the product specifications page (listed below) the compatible upgrades but i'm not sure if there are any other components I need to look for. I was wondering what i should look for to make sure the processor will run on my pc as well.

I currently have an HP a6600f. Product specifications here. I'm not using the hard drive that came with it, i'm using a hard drive with windows xp on it, not sure if that matters. I also have a Nvidia geforce 9500gt 1GB.

I'm looking to upgrade for the current generation of pc games(i.e. Skyrim). I was thinking I would like to have a minimum power of dualcore at 2.5 Ghz, But would like Dualcore at 3.0 or more preferably.

Thanks in advance for any tips or help.

Edited by shadowdrummer46, 11 November 2011 - 01:04 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:30 AM

Just to let you know, you currently have a dual core processor. I have found a compatible processor but it is currently out of stock which means you will have to wait. But mainly for games you would want to focus on upgrading the graphics card.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:33 AM

Sorry updated OP with graphics card. Also I know I have a dual core right now but it shutters while running newer games like Shogun 2 Total war, or even Oblivion. I realize I don't have the greatest Graphics card, but its more than capable for most games out. I've done allot of tests and find newer games always max my CPU usage in task manager.

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:17 AM

Then you would upgrade to the processor i suggested to you but you would have to wait till it comes in stock unless you find somewhere else that sells that exact model.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

what exactly do i need to look for in a new processor? is that he only one that will work?

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 01:05 PM

A Intel Core 2 Duo E8xxx (Wolfdale).

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 12:12 AM

i cant use any of the conroe ones?

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 02:39 AM

Conroe is older and slower then Wolfdale.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

According to HP's website, the following CPU's can be used:

Socket type: 775
Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades
Intel Core 2 Duo (Wolfsdale) E8xxx
Core 2 Duo E6xxx (Conroe) up to E6850
Pentium E2xxx series (Conroe) with Dual Core technology up to E2160
Core 2 Duo E4xxx (Conroe)
Celeron 4xx series (Conroe) up to Celeron 450


That said, the CPU's at the top of the list are newer.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 04:17 PM

Thanks guys




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