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Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by scottishriver, May 28, 2015.

  1. scottishriver

    scottishriver Newbie

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    I want too upgrade my proccessor in my dell 745c desktop ive goggled it but not too sure what to do can someone please help as i dont want to mess up and get the wrong one thanks.
     
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    i downloaded a program called speccy and ran it and found this sorry not to sure what to do now thanks

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz
    Conroe 65nm Technology
     
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    how far up do you to upgrade your cpu as that is a socket 775 cpu which they have stopped making a few years ago?
     
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    just really want to speed the thing up i use photoshop and dreamweaver alot dont really play games on it
     
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    you reckon that will speed it up or would i be better getting a ssd to make it run faster
     
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    if you get the Core 2 Duo E6700 2.67 GHz cpu, it will be equal to a single core 5.34ghz cpu compared to your current which is equal to a single core 3.72ghz cpu. how much ram do you have, what os are you using & which computer is yours in the specs link I posted above?
     
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    i have
    4gb of ram
    operating system is windows 10
    and its the dell 745c mini tower
    thanks for your time and help
     
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    if you go with a ssd drive then use for windows only & use your current hd for your programs & data as ssd drives only have so many rewrites compared to regular hard drives.
     
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    So you reckon go with the ssd for operating system only so do you reckon it's not really worth while getting another proccessor then
     
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    the bottle neck is the cpu so that you want to replace. might also upgrade to 8 gigs of ram. are you using onboard video or a videocard & what is it?
     
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    other option is get a new computer.
     
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    Happy with what I've got just now but I think when I get a bit of money ill defo get one.
    Thanks a lot for your help think I'm going to go with a ssd
     
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    no problem, teach & learn.
     

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