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Windows 7: processor upgrade help needed please

05 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 professional 32 bit
processor upgrade help needed please

Hello all.
i would like to upgrade my processor any suggestions you might have would be helpful.

current set up.
motherboard - Intel D975XBX / chip set i975x / date 09-2007
processor - Intel Pentium 4 551 "prescott" 3.4Ghz LGA Socket 775
hd - 1-tb SATA
graphics - Radeon HD-3650
os - win. 7 pro. 32-bit.

like most people buying a new system is out of the question right now so i figure i would "update" to more modern internals.

win. 7 performance rating is 4.2 for the processor.

i was thinking maybe a Intel Core 2 Duo or maybe Core 2 Quad.
so i can install win. 7 pro. 64-bit.

thanks for the help, Dave

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05 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The socket and the wattage have to match your board.
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05 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 professional 32 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
The socket and the wattage have to match your board.

yes, i know that thank you.
i was hoping someone might have experiance with a similar setup.
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05 Aug 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

Here is a list of processors your board will take. The biggest problem is finding one and how much of an upgrade will it be? Those CPU's are difficult to find. I suspect, even if you found one, it would not be much of an upgrade for you. I would suggest you upgrade your board to a more modern chipset, new processor and ram. I know it would make it more expensive, but it would be a real upgrade that you will notice.

Also, here is a list of all LGA775 CPU's at Newegg. I don't think any of them are compatible with your boaed.
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05 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Specs on that motherboard and what CPU's it supports,

Intel&reg Desktop Board D975XBX Overview

and the list of Core 2 Duo CPU's with a FSB of 1066 Mhz,

ARK: Advanced Search

and quads aren't supported.

Seeing as they were discontinued quite a while ago, finding one may prove difficult.
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05 Aug 2012   #6

windows 7 professional 32 bit

i have the Intel list from the intel site, i was searching google to see who still sells the processors.
i realize my board is a "interim" board that was put out while intel switched from single to dual core processors.
i figured i would see what i could still get for it before i look at a new board since getting a new board basicly means building a new system.

thanks for the help folks, Dave
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05 Aug 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

About a month ago, I went through what you are doing. I decided to upgrade. I also had a Pentium 4. I had bought a nice case last year and had my Pentium 4 and MB put in it so buying a whole new PC was not an option as I really liked my case. I got a Intel i3, new MB, Ram and SSD and that was about $500. I could have bought a whole new system cheaper. If you really want a big upgrade at a good price, consider getting just a SSD. It will give you a big boost in performance and can be had for around $100. I got mine on a one day sale for $79. You might consider that.
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