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Looking for the fastest CPU my system can take

By Bossman
Nov 9, 2010
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  1. HELLO
    TECHS I AM GOING TO UPGRADE MY SONS PC WITH MY OLD PROCESSOR
    AND I WANT TO UPGRADE MINE TO THE FASTEST PROCESSOR IT WILL TAKE THIS IS MY PC SPECS

    MY PC SPECS
    Operating System- Windows 7 Ultimate
    Graphics/Video Card- EVGA Nvidia GTX 260 OVERCLOCKED 896MB of onboard memory
    RAM/Memory- 4 Gigabytes PC-2 6400

    Q9550= Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz Socket 775 Quad-Core 45nm Processor"This is the processor that i am going to install into my sons PC
    (my sons motherboard :Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2)"

    MY Motherboard- Gigabyte EP43-UD3L
    Heat Sink- Coolermaster GEMENII with 5 copper heat pipes
    Power Supply- Antec ATX 650 watts
    Hard Drive- 640 Gigabytes SATA with a hard drive cooling fan

    MY QUESTION IS WILL MY
    Q9550= Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 1333MHz Socket 775 Quad-Core 45nm Processor
    FIT IN MY SONS motherboard :Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2

    AND WHAT WOULD BE THE FASTEST PROCESSOR
    I COULD PUT INTO MY
    Motherboard- Gigabyte EP43-UD3L


    THANK YOU TO ALL THAT REPLY
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    For the Gigabyte GA-73VM-S2 to work with the Q9550 you need to update the BIOS to F4D if it isn't there already, you can find more info about that HERE. The fastest CPU your EP43-UD3L will support is the Core™ 2 Extreme QX9770 which really isn't worth the money. the next step would be the Core™ 2 Quad Q9650 which is just a Q9550 at 3.00GHz 333x9.
     
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    um ur better off just buying ur son a q9550 and keeping urs alone there arent really any faster cpus for that system.
     
  4. Edu78

    Edu78 TS Rookie

    I agree: stay with the Q9550. Only a new motherboard and Core i5/7 CPU would make a noticeable difference.
     

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