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  1. Kweku

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    im looking to upgrade my pc and im not sure which CPU to get. please advise, i got a P5Q-Pro motherboard with 2GB 800mhz ram. amongst these processors which will be best bang for my buck?

    Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 (6M Cache, 2.66 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8500 (6M Cache, 3.16 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)
    Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9505 (6M Cache, 2.83 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB)

    I also attached a pdf of the comparism info from intel site.

    Thanx in advance
     

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    A Q9650 would be the best upgrade you could get for that board.
    Might as well go with the best.
     
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    i forgot to mention that ya'll must stick to the provided list due to prices down this side, stuff is not easy
     
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    Go with the 9505 then if thats the best you can afford.
     
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    yeah i think it is bru! and second choice would be?
     
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    What is your current CPU ?
     
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    does that really matter?
     
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    I agree with the Q9505, and then i would say Q9400
     
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    Yes, because if you're running a E8400, for example, then all of those are a waste of upgrade money.
     
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    im runnin a single core celeron! so i do need the upgrade no matter what
     
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    Q9505 then :toast:
     
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    thanx chaps! will update as i get the CPU
     
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    What exactly is your everyday daily use on your PC?
     
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    Basic computing, website development, application development! Yeah basic programmer stuff
     
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    I'd get the 9400 in that case then, and overclock it if you need to.#


    Although it does depend on what applications your developing of course :laugh:
     
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    I'm normally in dreamweaver these days, but I also use stuff like expressiona and visual studio, notepad++ and the likes
     
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    Hmm, looks like about a R400 price difference between the 9400 and the 9505. And oc ing will make up that difference surely?
     
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    For that usage I'd just get whatever's cheapest.
     
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    @wookie R400 is alotta cash bru

    @TIGR why?

    Guys what's the diff between core 2 dou and dual core?
     
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    Depends on the model really. Where you shopping? They have a website?
     
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    From your single-core Celeron, any of these will be a significant upgrade. None of the tasks you stated you'll be using it for really require anything particularly high-end, so you should be happy with any of these.
     
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    Was going to use frontosa, or pcint, where else can I get?
     
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    I'm guessing pcint is still my best bet as its a walk away from my house, but I mean there are going to be days when ima have to play some games and all, so I'm looking for something that won't let me down when I have to, I forgot to mention that ima also use music making software on this! Going to have the likes of Reason, FL Studio and Ableton running all at the sametime, so I think I do need some bang
     

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