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Windows 7: Wondering what Processor I can upgrade to.

11 Jan 2011   #21
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Cheers Kevin,
Hang around here and your knowledge will grow. I was at a similar point with my Gateway desktop only to find out upgrading was totally impracticable with the design. Gateway and many others make there case, mobo, psu and other components almost un-upgradeable to keep you trading in and buy up.


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21 Jan 2011   #22
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Cheers Kevin,
Hang around here and your knowledge will grow. I was at a similar point with my Gateway desktop only to find out upgrading was totally impracticable with the design. Gateway and many others make there case, mobo, psu and other components almost un-upgradeable to keep you trading in and buy up.
Hey so I got the processor and installed it with no problems just thought I should update you guys =D. Thanks again for all the help =D
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21 Jan 2011   #23
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's wicked. Has the machines speed improved? Next will be a SSD.
Cheers, the Cheese
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21 Jan 2011   #24
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
That's wicked. Has the machines speed improved? Next will be a SSD.
Cheers, the Cheese
Oh yea lol. Now I just need some ram and im set for DAO 2 =D
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21 Jan 2011   #25
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Which CPU did you go with?
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21 Jan 2011   #26
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Which CPU did you go with?
the 2.8 Ghz Phenom II x4

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-916-_-Product
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21 Jan 2011   #27
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Good choice Kevin. Plus it has L3 Cache. And should be able to OC it if you want to.
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21 Jan 2011   #28
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
Good choice Kevin. Plus it has L3 Cache. And should be able to OC it if you want to.
Yea people on newegg are OC to 3.4 and even 3.5 though I won't touch it unless I need to. =D
The Windows Index rating for it was 7.2
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21 Jan 2011   #29
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I hear ya. Congrats on the new setup! :)
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21 Jan 2011   #30
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Congrats on the new CPU. Now go for the SSD.
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