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Hello

I've been looking into a new CPU and mother board cause the current CPU I have atm is crap. Well the current CPU I have now is crap it's a pentuim D which i've been told is the worste ship intel ever released so I want to upgrade to a good CPU and one that will fit in my mother board cause I don't want to buy another Mother board but if I have to I guess I would.I believe my current CPU is slot type 775.I jsut need a few ideas on which one would be good for gaming. And will boost my FPS greatly! That is the main cause i want a new CPU is to boost the FPS.

And I was also wondering what else might effect FPS I know a graphic card will but I don't have to worry about that cause I have a top of the line Card ATM and I get low FPS in game so people have been telling me it's my CPU so yeah.

Maybe this is a good one?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116003

Post your CPU suggestions here cause I want to hear your thoughts of gaming CPUs

Thanks


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Edited by Snippy, 31 December 2006 - 11:49 PM.

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hi there Snippy,

what model motherboard do you have
this is important because it will help to determine weather or not the CPU is compatable or not

the CPu is on a 65nm procces and if your motherboard can support it then that would be a huge improvemnet over you pentium D

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if your mobo ends up not supporting 65nm, then it probably supports 90nm.

in that case, you can go with the similarly speced, but cheaper:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116231
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How do I determin if it's a 65nm?
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it should tell you in the motherboard manual if not post what model number it is and teh maker and we will do some research and tell you if it can support 65nm CPU's or not

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I don't know any of this stuff sorry =).
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You can download Belarc advisor, and it will tell you what you have in your system, in depth.
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there it is.

Edited by Snippy, 02 January 2007 - 04:27 PM.

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Well, being as it is a Dell mobo, there isn't a whole lot of information about it. However, I did manage to find a few good sites. It is a 65nm mobo and it even supports Core 2 Duo.

I would buy the Core 2 Duo E6600! The E6600 is the best bang for the buck out of the Core 2 Duos. If it is out of your price range, go with the E6400 or E6300. (Of course, if you can afford better, go for it!)

If all the Core 2 Duos are out of your price range, then any of the P4 6XX Cedar Mill chips would work. However, any Core 2 Duo would give you better performance than any P4.

I'm not going to mention the Pentium D's or Celerons, as you are looking for a performance increase.

Edited by stettybet0, 02 January 2007 - 06:14 PM.

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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115004 Is that a good one?
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Yup, any Core 2 Duo is great! Not as good as the higher numbered Core 2 Duos, but still WAY better than any Pentium D or Pentium 4.
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Give me an estimate here. How much better is the 6600 than the 6400?
How much more FPS will I have on the E6600. Just make a guess.
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uh?
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the E6600 is way better performing than the E6400 because the E6600 has 4Mb of cache compared to the 2Mb of the 6400

i have also heard that the E6600 has a greater ability to be overclocked and can reach the speeds of the E6800 quite easily so i believe its a way better buy

and as far as FPS goes you will maybe average an increase of about 10 but it all depends on your grahics card what card are you running???

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X1900XTX. I think it will increase more because I have the worst processor and people tell me it's my processor that makes me get low fps.
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