Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:55 PM
Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:29 AM
Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:34 PM
If the motherboard/Chipset support the CPU, then it is up the operating system after that to utilize all four cores. So if you are certain it will support the quad (and this review suggests you are right) then you should have no problem. But do note replacing the CPU is generally low on the list for improving performance - 3rd after increasing RAM and upgrading the graphics card.
Thanks for the info. Actualy a graphics card update is first on my list. I thought I might go with a CPU as well because I can get get a QX6700 for about $150. I can also get RAM for about $25 for 2GB. I believe the motherboard in the 710 is designed for PCI-E 16 video cards. I have been told that I can run a PCI-E 16 2.0 card on it but I just won't have all the functionality of 2.0. Is this true? I only ask because I have seen some really good deals on PCI-E 16 2.0 cards.
Posted 03 December 2011 - 03:58 PM
Yes. 2.0 cards are backwards compatible, and why almost all cards sold today are 2.0.
I have been told that I can run a PCI-E 16 2.0 card on it but I just won't have all the functionality of 2.0. Is this true?
Posted 03 December 2011 - 11:22 PM
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