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please help new here CPU running 75c average

By mitch04
Mar 19, 2007
  1. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

  2. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    hi i went to the computer shop the cpu is stuffed so i gotta get another cpu but my motherboard can only support

    Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition (LGA775 socket with 800 MHz system bus)
    Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology† (LGA775 socket with 533/800 MHz system bus)
    Supports Intel® Celeron® D Processor (LGA775 socket with 533 MHz system bus)

    so could anyone tell me which is the best cpu for gaming please my graphics ccard is geforce 6600


    thank you
     
  3. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    Are you sure about that? The CPU support for that mobo (listed by the "View complete list of supported processors" link on that mobo's page) does not list the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition anywhere. The best CPU, according to the CPU support page, is the Pentium 4 HT(HyperThreading Technology) 3.8GHz, Prescott-core processor with 2MB of L2 cache.
     
  4. RamenNoodles

    RamenNoodles TS Rookie Posts: 108

    mitch, did you do any research before trying to build a computer from scratch? Building a computer it no easy the first time you do, you cant exactly "wing it".

    You should probably just get the Pentium 4 3.8ghz. If you do wind up getting the c2d, have someone who knows what they are doing install it. Messing up an expensive processor like that one would be a bad idea for your wallet.

    What exactly are you using your computer for? Gaming, photo/video editing, surfing the web?
     
  5. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    hey my motherboard supports pentium4 Extreme edition. and i just want it for gaming. so do you recon Pentium 4 HT because i thought mabe Intel Pentium 4 955 Extreme Edition 3.46G S775 P4 955EE

    thanks alot to everyone who has helped me
     
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,291   +25

    It supports the P4 EE models, not the Pentium Extreme Edition models which are based on the Pentium D. The Pentium 955 EE is a dual-core CPU that won't fit into your mobo. The only model that will work with ur mobo is the Pentium 4 EE 3.4 GHz since it only supports a processor with an 800MHz FSB. Also, I'd like to point out that the CPU Support List doesn't say anything about the P4 EE being supported, although the mobo's page does say that.
     
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Like I said, you should check out your motherboard, and make sure it isn't fried first. Or you'd be stuck with an out-of-date CPU, which you would have probably spent tons (relatively) on.

    Besides, a new 775 motherboard, like one of those gigabyte 965P-S3 doesn't cost much, and is very well recommended.
     
  8. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    hey thanks im so sorry for dissing you. the mother board is stuffed and im just really anoyed so could any tell me a good amd cpu + motherboard for around $300 prepaired to pay. im gonna get it on ebay. just want it for gaming like company of heroes ect..

    thanks alot
     
  9. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    you should be able to get a core2duo and motherboard for that money.... why bother with AMD?
     
  10. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    because they recon intel is really bad for it
     
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    hmm... I got no idea about Intel not performing very well on specific games....
     
     
  12. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    ok so would you please be able to tell me for intel core duo 2 with a motherboard.
     
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    go for an E6320 with a P965 chipset (best value chipset IMO).

    Personally recommend the Gigabyte P965-DS3

    If you're going SLI, you might want the P965-DS4. Doesn't have dual x16, but has x16 and a x4, which strictly is more than enough for SLI.
     
  14. mitch04

    mitch04 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 198

    hey thats like $439 on umart.
     
  15. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    hmm...

    Could've sworn its closer to 300 dollars.
    E6320
    DS3

    newegg is the standard, and if you don't mention your currency, its assumed USD.
     
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