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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.

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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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does that really matter?

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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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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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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