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CPU upgrade

By steeve
Dec 3, 2009
  1. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    The above combination is fine but I'll suggest that since you're pretty much putting together a new rig you should look at a DDR3 setup.
     
  2. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 192

    ok you have convinced me! i will go with ddr3. the set up you suggested above will be perfect.
     
  3. ManQu

    ManQu TS Rookie Posts: 42

    "Future proof your pc"........it's the way forward..............lol who's kidding who?......I dunno but i like AM3 and DDR3...............and windows 7
     
  4. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 192

    yeah, windows 7 is still too "fresh" for me. i like to let these things season a bit. (as an added advantage, the price comes down too)
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    $30 with student discount, I find it unlikely that it will go down much. Oh and windows will update itself if needed, in case you didn't know.
     
  6. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 192

    true, price is not really the issue (even tho i may not be eligible for any discounts) just change is not always easy :)

    not sure what you mean...
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    I meant it won't become outdated just because you bought it earlier, though your probably already know that.
     
  8. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 192

    ok, got you
     
  9. ManQu

    ManQu TS Rookie Posts: 42

    I took 2 years to try xp as i was happy with 98. I never liked Vista , No matter what varient it came in.
    But Win7 ,well , even suprised me. Stable and smooth even for a "Fresh" O/S....but like other O/S's before , time will tell. Try it on a spare pc and see then let the forum know how you did....
     
  10. steeve

    steeve TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 192

    i am sure that will happen. i may be struck down for admitting this, but the truth is i have been trying to move 100% to linux fo years now. trouble is people keep coming up with such damn good software for windows. so i will be running both for a while yet. anyhoo, we digress :)
     
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 604

    I have been trying to as well :) So you are not alone. Games and a couple photo editing programs is what is holding me back. Although i will say i have been pleased with Win 7 as well (have it at home).
     
     
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