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Upgrading with Intel DG35EC motherboard.


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#1 ozmudbone

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 08:02 PM

Hey all, was hoping someone with knowledge could give me some tips when it comes to upgrading.

 

My current set up is as follows. 

 

Intel DG35EC motherboard.

CPU: Intel Pentium E5200

GPU: Radeon HD7750.

7GB RAM

 

Was hoping to get my pc upgraded so i could run newer games even if on lower graphics settings.

First up im thinking a new CPU would be really helpful.

Anyone know if this will be possible?

 

My main concerns beyond finding compatible hardware is wondering will i need a new PSU?

 

If anyone could help me id really appreciate it.

Happy to provide any more info you may need.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

Motherboard should accept almost every Core 2 Quad CPU. So if you get one cheaply, that's good upgrade.

Current PSU is?

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:29 AM

Motherboard should accept almost every Core 2 Quad CPU. So if you get one cheaply, that's good upgrade.

Current PSU is?

 

99.99% Sure that my PSU is...

 

500 Watt ATX 500 PSU

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/500-WATT-ATX-POWER-SUPPLY/dp/7135799313

 

Any thoughts? I can see this processor which seems a reasonable price:

 

http://www.pcupgrade.co.uk/productdetails.asp?productid=4590&categoryid=430


By the way thank you for replying :) and sorry it took me a while to get back.



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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:03 AM

CPU looks OK and more importantly pricing is somewhat OK. Better quad's seem to sell for ridiculous prices there.

PSU seems to be crap. I suggest something better like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/350W-Fortron-FSP350-60APN-85/dp/B0050PRH38/ref=sr_1_10?s=computers

Cheap but OK replacement considering other parts.

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 11:50 AM

CPU looks OK and more importantly pricing is somewhat OK. Better quad's seem to sell for ridiculous prices there.

PSU seems to be crap. I suggest something better like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/350W-Fortron-FSP350-60APN-85/dp/B0050PRH38/ref=sr_1_10?s=computers
 

 

 

.May I ask why you'd recommend that one over my PSU? I thought a higher wattage would be better. Sorry I'm noob. 


Edited by ozmudbone, 28 November 2017 - 11:52 AM.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 07:59 AM

Here's a list of compatible cpu's for that board;

http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DG35EC

you may have to go to ebay to locate the one you need

 

Your current psu is a no name brand and could be of questionable quality, getting a known name brand would be better for your pc's health in the long run, although with an older pc do not go overboard. Getting a Seasonic is a high quality name brand psu (you get what you pay for when it comes to power supplies)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-S12-II-Bronze-Certified-Supply/dp/B0028RC9NE/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1511959988&sr=1-14&keywords=seasonic+power+supply

If you plan to upgrade in the near future, then get a 650W



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Posted 29 November 2017 - 06:13 PM

Here's a list of compatible cpu's for that board;

http://processormatch.intel.com/Processors/CompatibleProcessors?componentName=DG35EC

you may have to go to ebay to locate the one you need

 

Your current psu is a no name brand and could be of questionable quality, getting a known name brand would be better for your pc's health in the long run, although with an older pc do not go overboard. Getting a Seasonic is a high quality name brand psu (you get what you pay for when it comes to power supplies)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seasonic-S12-II-Bronze-Certified-Supply/dp/B0028RC9NE/ref=sr_1_14?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1511959988&sr=1-14&keywords=seasonic+power+supply

If you plan to upgrade in the near future, then get a 650W

 

Amazing thanks. In regards to cooling would anything change?



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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:29 AM

CPU you linked comes with basic heatsink that should do the job.

I don't recommend that Seasonic as it's quite expensive considering other parts on your PC.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

You can get a generic Intel heatsink for cheap

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heatsink-Intel-Original-Socket-1151-1150-1155-1156-775-Stocks/dp/B071CW3CDS/ref=sr_1_13?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1512067056&sr=1-13&keywords=775+heatsink

I would not attempt any over clocking with this, but it should meet the minimal demands to work for you, you can get better heatsinks/fans but the better things usually are not the cheapest things


Edited by Joe C, 30 November 2017 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 08:02 AM

Thanks a million for all the responses. Still havent 100% decided to upgrade my current PC or to go for a refurbished gaming PC from amazon. Damn choices choices.



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:37 AM

To be honest if you get a core2duo you are good to go in terms of processors.

Even for its age the core2duo holds up well in most modern tasks.

If anything I would see if its possible to pop a solid state drive into that baby.

If its got SATA connectors you are in for a treat.

But yes also change the power supply, even if its a old machine give it more years with that.


Edited by MadmanRB, 10 December 2017 - 09:38 AM.

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