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What CPU to get? Limited choices.

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#1 ForcedObsession


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 04:34 PM

So thanks to some fellow forum posters I have come to a selected list of available CPU I can have. So im using the LGA 775 style socket which limits a few things. This is a list of the processors that my HP s5412 will support. My question is which one should I get? My main use for this will be streaming gameplay from my xbox via a video capture device to a site called twitch. The computer will not be used for gaming itself. My Pentium E5400 2.7 is stressed to the max not allowing me to compress the files enough putting lots of work from my upload speed.


Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

  • Core 2 Quad Q8xx0/Q9xx0 (Yorkfield core) (95W)
  • Core 2 Duo E8xx0 (Wolfdale core) (65W)
  • Core 2 Duo E7xx0 (Wolfdale core) (65W)
  • Pentium Dual Core E5xx0 (Wolfdale core) (65W)
  • Celeron Dual Core E1xx0 (Conroe core) (65W)
  • Celeron 4xx series (Conroe core) (35W)


Thanks again for all your help


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:45 PM

Id go with the best one available that you can get your hands on-like you said its a antiquated board, so your options are limited, but looking at that list, your celerons (all of them) will perform less then the 5400 you currently got, you could probably find some pentium dual cores that will, but not by a large margin, your core2 duos will give a good increase, but in all honesty, if theres a quad in the list that you can support, then I would go for that. the yorkfield cores a good CPU.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

Yes the Yorkfield quads are the biggest upgrade.  The difference between the Q8xxx and Q9xxx series is down to the amount of L2 cache (the 9's have more cache).  I believe the larger cache is something that will help with compression and encoding.


Note the Core 2 Quad Extreme (QX9xxx) models are not on the list and I would guess that they won't work, as they are 130w+ CPU's.


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Posted 18 January 2014 - 09:03 PM

I rocked a 9450 for a good long time. Those chips are solid performers. If you can find one in your budget, go for it.

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