11-30-2010 09:25 AM - edited 11-30-2010 09:35 AM
I was hoping to upgrade the processor in my a6712f.
So far I've upgraded the video card with a Sapphire HD4830 (ati Radeon 4830 GPU)
and the power supply with a Corsair TX750w
I know the socket is a Wolfdale, socket 775, 65W.
Is there a Quad Core available for my motherboard or is the wattage too paltry?
What would be the best processor upgrade for my system?
The current processor is the stock Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.50Ghz
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11-30-2010 03:13 PM - edited 11-30-2010 03:32 PM
These are the specifications for the motherboard in your PC. I have the same motherboard in one of my PCs (m9200t) and I am running the Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 (3 ghz). Unless you have an application that can take advantage of more that two cores then the E8400 would be a good choice.
Once you upgrade the processor you might find that the memory speed will be holding you back some. Review the specifications. The faster processors will use faster memory.
I am not sure what your performance needs are but faster video card (4830 is a good video card) might be next after the processor upgrade. You fix one bottleneck and then the other resources (CPU, memory, video, disk) become the bottleneck.
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