Topic Title: Upgrade (Newbie)
Topic Summary: upgrading old CPU Intel Dual Core Processors
Created On: 07/07/2013 10:59 PM
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 07/07/2013 10:59 PM
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Killingdemon
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I have a friend who is willing to part ways with a AMD Phenom II x6 (not sure which version atm).

My question is, can a motherboard that run Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz 2.67GHz even able to be upgraded to a processor of that caliber.

 

 07/07/2013 11:18 PM
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 07/08/2013 02:04 AM
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what would you then recommend as a upgrade? while my processor can run most games, i would rather have one that can really taking a beating on more intensive games and not budge a inch in performance.

 07/08/2013 09:19 AM
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Define "more intensive games". Also, what graphics card are you using.

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 07/08/2013 02:09 PM
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such as Crysis 2, or Far Cry 3 on max settings. I am using a AMD xfx Radeon HD 4670 1GB GDDR2.

 07/08/2013 05:01 PM
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Then you're looking at an entire system update, the HD 4650 lacks the power. Give us a budget figure.

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 07/10/2013 12:42 AM
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currently at the time of posting this, there is no budget, i have $0 to put into a computer. However, if i were to put a amount to build a new one that could be worth anything at this date, i would say $500-700.

 07/10/2013 09:09 AM
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Shouldn't be to hard, with an HD 7870, FX-8350, a Socket AM3+ motherboard of your choice, 8GB RAM, and Windows 8, that comes to about $700. Can't really go any lower than that and still play graphically intensive games with a high detail setting.

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