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rinconjoe

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Ok I have an asus MB P5KC and an Intel Q6600 processor
What up grade on processor would you recommend?
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Why do you wish to upgrade this computer? You can get the newer Q9xx0 processors from Intel, but you won't notice a significant difference over your current CPU.
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Well figured I just updated my video card to g force 260 g force 8800GTx, it kept over heating and had trouble with drivers constantly,
Only thing left is MB, and processor and memory and of course if I updated to 64 bit system.
The slowest thing in my system according to the Microsoft speed is the data transfer with my hard drive I got a
WD VelociRaptor
3.5-inch SATA Hard Drives
150 GB, 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 10,000 RPM
The evolution of 10,000-RPM SATA technology.

So not sure how I could improve the data transfer as Microsoft stated gave me the lowest rating 4.9
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Ignore everything that microsoft benchmark tells you, it's irrelevant and does not reflect real life scenarios. You can get the number raised to 5.9, but in all honesty, upgrading a hard drive for greater speed is just about the worst investment you can make.
As far as upgrading your motherboard, processor and RAM, you could get a i7 setup from Intel, but it's really not worth the expense.
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