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#1 nine2lou

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Looking for advice on maximizing my processor. I have an Asus P5E mother board with an Intel quad core Q6600 2.4GHZ. I want to get the most out of this mother board and would like advice on upgrading. It has a LGA 775 socket. I may also consider upgrading the video card as well. Currently I have an ATI Radeon HD3800 with 512 mb. Expert advice would be appreciated.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

The socket 775 is a aging motherboard, they no longer sell CPUs for that socket, so you would have to find one used, probably off ebay. The best CPU your motherboard supports is the Intel Core 2 quad 9650. https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12353342644014217558?hl=en&safe=off&q=core2%20quad%209650&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ei=rejkUNTcKouzigKHoYHoDg&ved=0CGQQ8wIwAA

As far as video cards, what is your price range at?

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the advice. I will go that route. Thanks. Any advice on the video card?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

What case do you have, the power supply model and how much you want to spend on your graphics card?

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

what killer said, I know a lot of good video cards, and I can guess that since you got a 3800 in there you should be able to handle at least most mid range cards on the market today, but to be able to give you a good recomendation, we need to know how big your case is, what your power supply can handle, and how much your willing to spend.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Also what are you using it for?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

Sorry for the late replies guys, but was away for a bit. the case is an Asus mid I think. the power supply is a Corsair vx450w. I am editing HD video with my GoPro camera for the most part. Not willing to spend much more than $150. on a better card.
Thanks for the advice.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

not much you can do with a 450 watt PSU im afraid. something like this is probably the best you can do. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102985

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:25 AM

The 7770 is in the price range and your power supply should be able to power it.

www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127678

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:34 PM

Thanks guys for the advice. I will consider my options and possibly use this pc at work and start from scratch. If I do, I will be back for great advice.
Thanks again

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

last question. Would just changing the video card give me better performance for HD video edition. Im not a gamer.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

Not necessarily.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 11:22 PM

for HD performance? no not really. both the 3800 and the 7770 or 7750 will both play a blu-ray at the same resolution at the exact same frame rate. IF all you use it for is movies, then there would be no reason to upgrade in my opinion.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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