Motherboard and CPU upgrade advise

By Mr_Sam · 5 replies
Nov 22, 2008
  1. Hi
    I have a Medion Titanium 8383 with an MS 7091 motherboard and a pentium 4 presscott HT processor whch has a clock speed of 3.4 ghz and i would like to upgrade mt system. Would you say the AMD Phenom X3 with mobo and 2 gig of RAM was worth getting?, would it fit in the case? etc
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    You'd need a motherboard change for the new processor. I'd highly recommend going for an Intel Core 2 Duo or Pentium Dual-Core CPU and an LGA775 motherboard, since the performance increase is very substantial compared to similar offerings from AMD. The RAM is a good idea though, just make sure you buy from the top three brands i.e. Corsair, Crucial and OCZ. If you can't\won't go for them, Kingston, Patriot and G.SKILL are good choices as well.

    And yes, everything should fit in the case without any problems.
  3. Mr_Sam

    Mr_Sam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the reply, I was aware that i need a new motherboard as i dont want to buy ddr1 RAM however now i think i may just build a buget system.The specs would be:
    Intel Core2 quad q6600
    Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H
    2GB crucial ddr2 800mhz RAM
    Expert vision Geforce 9500gt 512mb Graphics Card
    480w PSU
    And on the old medion Is the WLAN removable or do i need to buy a new card.
    And im going to take the TV tuner and disk drives out of the MEDION.

    I know its not great but it only comes to £380 with a new case and its only for playing a few games on, Nothing big. Would you say this was worth it.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Get whatever C2D you can for similar price, you won't need the quad.
  5. Mr_Sam

    Mr_Sam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Would a pentium dual core work in the original motherboard?
    its a MSI ms 7091. The manual says it was designed for the presscott pentium 4.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    No, you can't.
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