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need opinion on new CPU and MoBo

By DeputyDawg
Mar 29, 2007
  1. Right now I have an old Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz and some old crappy dell MoBo that you can't find any info on. I would like to get a Core Duo that's obviously better then the CPU I have now but cheap around $150-250. I don't know to much on how to compare GHz from CPU to CPU to see which is faster so... I need help on that. I would also like to get a MoBo that supports crossfire. I would like to get a ATI radeon x1900 to use with my ATI radeon Sapphire x800 GTO. I can find the MoBo but anyone recommend what I should get for a CPU?
    (keep in mind I'm a big gamer playing Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, and Counter Strike: Source) Thanks =) goodies!
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "(keep in mind I'm a big gamer playing Battlefield 2, Battlefield 2142, and Counter Strike: Source) Thanks =) goodies!"

    Trash the whole Dell system and build yourself a new system. The Dell power supply is most likely not good enough to support any new CPU or motherboard
     
  3. dasudevil

    dasudevil TS Rookie

  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,673   +1,873

    EMT What!!!

    Intel states that their newer processors will only run with a 64 bit enabled BIOS. That's even with 32 bit operating systems. That's all the Cedar Mills. And to the best of my knowledge the Conroes as well. I have read many product reviews on the P4s (631, 641 etc) with guys bellyaching that they won't run in their old mobos.
    Just a note of caution.
     
  5. topps999

    topps999 TS Rookie Posts: 139

    yeh dell computers are **** pc tbh... i'd get a am2 mobo (around 50-90pounds) and a anthlon 64 2x 4600+ or 4800+ xD
     
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