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Windows 7: Upgrade advice

01 Aug 2010   #41
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, technically my current ASUS motherboard can run Core 2 Duos however, it can only run the first generation Conroes. It cannot run the Wolfdale CPUs and I can't find any new Conroes for sale. I've found used on eBay but I don't know about purchasing a used CPU and even then, the prices are a bit high for these CPUs such as the Core 2 Duo E6600.


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01 Aug 2010   #42
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You really want me to jump to AMD don't you? Still though, this is a good value. I'll definitely have to think about it as a quad-core is always tempting.
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01 Aug 2010   #43
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Links I posted - AM3 setup with DDR2.
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01 Aug 2010   #44
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
You really want me to jump to AMD don't you? Still though, this is a good value. I'll definitely have to think about it as a quad-core is always tempting.
Can't help myself. It always Intel Intel Intel.
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01 Aug 2010   #45
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

NTFS, this is a Windows 7 forum, not a Intel vs. AMD war zone... There's no reason why a simple request has to turn into pages of nonsense. We could all be better served to stay on topic which was an opinion of his upgrade choice, not a request for platform debate.
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01 Aug 2010   #46
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7clutz View Post
NTFS, this is a Windows 7 forum, not a Intel vs. AMD war zone... There's no reason why a simple request has to turn into pages of nonsense. We could all be better served to stay on topic which was an opinion of his upgrade choice, not a request for platform debate.
Pages of nonsense? The OP has to make up his mind, and every PC has chosen a side whether AMD or Intel. I suggested AMD within his budget and on topic.
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01 Aug 2010   #47
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

OK, so why go E6600 (confirmed that ASUS P5DL2 will take it, but not higher Wolfsdale) AND buying a new motherboard?

Looks like you can get away with under $100 here with just CPU upgrade.
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01 Aug 2010   #48
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Yeah, technically my current ASUS motherboard can run Core 2 Duos however, it can only run the first generation Conroes. It cannot run the Wolfdale CPUs and I can't find any new Conroes for sale. I've found used on eBay but I don't know about purchasing a used CPU and even then, the prices are a bit high for these CPUs such as the Core 2 Duo E6600.
I won't rush at any used cpu as a rule to start with. While the situation here is a bit different I was looking for a good deal on a new board to replace the one on the old build rather then a full upgrade of the case at this time and suggested the cpu upgrade as something to consider in order to put the rest in the bank for use later once you perform a full upgrade.

The Phenom II X4s are still priced as you would expect for any new cpu by AMD as found when putting the new build together here. The break in prices is mainly seen for the new line up of dual core model as far as AMD is concerned and not going to match the new I3s, I5s, or I7s now being seen.

A new cpu like a Core 2 would removed worry about the present cpu wearing out while waiting to get into a new build later. That would simply be refreshing that single item on the present board or possibly adding more ram for the 64bit concerns on the existing hardwares.

For a move to AMD that would be a consideration when planning a new build at that time not for a partial upgrade on the present Intel based platform you have now. That would be a major not minor step for that.
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01 Aug 2010   #49
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I've thought about just making it a CPU upgrade but again, I am a bit weary of buying a used CPU online as you don't really know what you're getting.

As far as buying the new motherboard, the reason is again because only the Conroe Core 2 Duos are supported on my motherboard; unfortunately though, I really can't find them for sale new anywhere anymore and their prices are far too high for what they are compared to the Wolfdales.
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01 Aug 2010   #50
NTFS

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darician View Post
Yeah, I've thought about just making it a CPU upgrade but again, I am a bit weary of buying a used CPU online as you don't really know what you're getting.

As far as buying the new motherboard, the reason is again because only the Conroe Core 2 Duos are supported on my motherboard; unfortunately though, I really can't find them for sale new anywhere anymore and their prices are far too high for what they are compared to the Wolfdales.
So are you going AMD or Intel?
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