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Upgrade to I5 Processor from I3?


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#1 paul88ks

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:37 PM

Intel Core i5 650 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor 4 MB Cache Socket LGA1156 H CPU- i am thinking of upgrading my processor to this. I now have an I3 Dual Core running at 2.95 Ghz- Does anyone think it will be worth it to upgrade to this?I.E. will I see a significant performance change by doing this- i have checked the specs on my computer and this one is listed as the Highest end I5 that I can install. Comments? 
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Posted 27 July 2015 - 07:49 PM

If both processors use the same socket, you could upgrade to that CPU. I don't think that with those specific two processors you would experience a big performance gain. If your PSU can handle a few more watts your opportunities for upgrading the CPU is a lot bigger.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:07 PM

Must select one of the following options:
  • Core-i3-530 © (2.93GHz / Socket LGA1156) (73W); 512 KB L2 + 4 MB shared L3 cache (73W)
  • Core-i3-540 © (3.06GHz / Socket LGA1156) (73W); 512 KB L2 + 4 MB shared L3 cache (73W)
  • Core-i5-650 © (3.2GHz / Socket LGA1156) (73W); 512 KB L2 + 4 MB shared L3 cache (73W)
  • Core-i5-660 © (3.33GHz / Socket LGA1156) (73W); 512 KB L2 + 4 MB shared L3 cache (73W)   These are the only processor upgrades supported on the HP Site. The PSU is 300 watts- so -you are saying it would not be worth it to upgrade? I found this for sale on E-Bay for 40.00--


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 08:17 PM

I might go for the i5-660. Does your i3 support hyper-threading? If not, it would be worth upgrading to the 660, but if so it would be a waste of money for just for an extra .38 GHz. ;)


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 09:10 PM

You would get more noticeable performance improvement moving your OS to an SSD.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:00 PM

 

 

I might go for the i5-660. Does your i3 support hyper-threading? If not, it would be worth upgrading to the 660, but if so it would be a waste of money for just for an extra .38 GHz. ;)

Yes - it is hyper-threaded! That option in in the Bios!

 

 

You would get more noticeable performance improvement moving your OS to an SSD.

That is an option i have been considering as well- I'm just not sure which SSD I want! i am watching the sales before i buy one - and- I had considered buying one that connects via a PCIe bus on my mobo,but I only have 3 PCIe x3 so i am told an SSD connected that way would not work-however- I can connect an SSD via SATA port. Thats probably what i will do!



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:13 PM

You would get more noticeable performance improvement moving your OS to an SSD.

At this point that would be about the last option you would have to squeeze the most performance out of your PC.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

 

I'm just not sure which SSD I want!

If you do decide on SSD, get at least 256 GiB.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:23 PM

 

 

At this point that would be about the last option you would have to squeeze the most performance out of your PC.

thanks for the advice.- glad i didn't waste 40 bucks on a processor-

 

 

If you do decide on SSD, get at least 256 GiB.

Nick - i will need way more than than that-but as you know- they can be pricey- will just have to watch the sales!



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:11 PM

You can just put your programs and OS on the SSD and leave all your stored data on the old HDD, 256GB should be ample... You will still see the speed benefits.



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:27 PM

You can just put your programs and OS on the SSD and leave all your stored data on the old HDD, 256GB should be ample... You will still see the speed benefits.

Well - that was my next question- can i use the SSD and HDD together- I found some really good deals for under 100.00 for a 256 Gig SSD!



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:29 PM

Sure you can. :)



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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:54 PM

 

Well - that was my next question- can i use the SSD and HDD together- I found some really good deals for under 100.00 for a 256 Gig SSD!

 

Sure you can. :)

You can also do it with a laptop, But you will have to sacrifice the optical drive.

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:04 AM

i just did some more reading and research and my computer will also support this processor- found one for about 100 bucks-don't know if this makes any difference or not seeing that it is the same clock speed as my I3-

Intel Core i7-870 Processor 2.93 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 12:06 AM

 

 

You can also do it with a laptop, But you will have to sacrifice the optical drive.

Nope - this is for my main desktop - Hp Pavillion p6370t -






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