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Processor Upgrade Socket 775

Discussion in 'Building a new PC' started by RedTech, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. RedTech

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    I am looking to upgrade the processor and according to the manufacturer of my computer the two processors I can use are listed below. The question I have is which one is the fastest? Thanks in advance.

    Pentium D 800 series Smithfield core up to 3.2 GHz
    Pentium 4 Prescott core up to 580 and 670
     
  2. aldan

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    being single core processors neither on is,in my opinion,going to make much difference.what are system specs? ie ram type and how much.video card etc.
     
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    Motherboard is this
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...=us&dlc=en&lang=en&lc=en&product=1847632#N526

    Operating System is Windows XP Professional 32 bit

    I have 4 sticks of this ram
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145505

    Video card is this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150640

    Going to install this solid state drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227956

    Going to upgrade the Power Supply to this to support the new CPU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...C-061413-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139026-L0G

    I'm not entirely sure which CPU is currently in there. If you could help me pick the better of the ones I previously listed that would be great. Were having problems when streaming 1920x1080 video where the video is extremely choppy. Is that a problem with not enough ram or cpu power? Once again thanks for your help.
     
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    the ram you listed is ddr but the motherboard uses ddr2. get faster ram. get better videocard as i think that is near bottom of line for videocards especially for 512meg. you can't access all 4 gigs of ram because you are using 32bit xp so get 64bit win7. don't bother with the ssd drive for that computer.
     
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    couldnt have said it better.
     
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    readyboost has some effect on computers running less than 2gb.any more than that and it is pretty much a waste of time.like ddp said,i would install win 7 and then tweak it to run faster.like i said,the biggest limiting factor here is that your machine is a single core processor.with the money you want to spend,have you looked into a used dual core or something similar?
     
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    Out of the CPUs I listed above this is the dual core I could upgrade to
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/321141609181?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    This is the single core I could upgrade to
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Presc...221138973845?pt=CPUs&hash=item337ce8f495#rwid

    As for memory I could get faster memory by getting this
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200932157924?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

    What do you recommend out of these upgrades? Another thing I forgot to mention is that the PCI Express slot is only PCI Express 1.1 and the card supports 2.0. Could that be the factor that is causing the choppiness in the videos. Once again thanks for all the advice.
     
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    the 840 dual core looks good. right now the choppy video is more likely caused by your processor.
     
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