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Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 9: Phenoms, Pentiums & more!


Vote for the PC that deserves the upgrade the most:

Poll closed Nov 10, 2017.
  1. Andrew ‘Berry’ from the United States

  2. James ‘Chug Along Tank’ from the UK

  3. John ‘Lazy Moose’ from Australia

  4. Francesca ‘Tiny Purple Pixel Eater’ from Australia

  5. Joshua ‘Prowl’ from the United States

By Julio Franco · 617 replies
Nov 8, 2017
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  1. Oldie Shaun UK

    Oldie Shaun UK TS Rookie

    Ooops late this week.
    But again liking them all. I loved James "ChuggalongeTank" as he has been doing the same as me, updating when he can, as too I really loved his case, Ex army and I like things a little differing from the normal also.
  2. Aphidness

    Aphidness TS Member Posts: 19   +7

    Well, I'm too late but congatulations,
    Joshua, your build is ridiculous and you need to stop scavenging and get an upgrade.
    Dyjot and Overshock81 like this.
  3. pau23

    pau23 TS Rookie

    Final season episode hype!!!
  4. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    not really..that c2q is similar specked to the phenoms..so its just a intel version of a phenom.. and actually no it wont really bottleneck a 1030 since that gpu is for lower end pc's and usage, so booth can run up to a 1050 with not much issues but anything after like 1060-1080 then it sure a bottleneck(plus the pc might throw that gpu back out at you..hehe) :D
  5. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    ddr2 pc here too..
  6. JKX82

    JKX82 TS Rookie

    Yeah. Prowl get's my vote.
  7. sstrikeyt

    sstrikeyt TS Rookie

    Im still rocking a very old CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200
    Overshock81 likes this.
  8. Broman60

    Broman60 TS Rookie

    Prowl.. needs the help da most..
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,647   +405

    Best of luck to everyone, love the purple pixel eater :D
    Frannykins likes this.
  10. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    I am still using a Gateway PC with an Intel Core2Duo E6500 and an ATI Radeon HD2900XT
  11. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    The Phenom IIs are faster than the Core2s. The Phenom IIs have a higher IPC and support DDR3 RAM. The Core2s only support DDR2
  12. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    Core2Duo E6500 here with DDR2 800 RAM and an ATI Radeon HD2900XT.
  13. MortTheBeast

    MortTheBeast TS Member Posts: 95   +7

    Meh... those 4 other machines could still do laps around my QX9650 and 4GB of DDR2, would trade systems in a heartbeat.
  14. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    well yes that is kinda true.. phenoms have more fire power than intels 775 platform.. but some of the core2s can run ddr3 ram..like 1066mhz or 1333 if your lucky..now what kinda improvement that will have over ddr2 is another thing
  15. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    how about..phenom II x4 955be,ddr2 800 4gb and gt610 2gb
  16. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    thats not that bad.. how about phenom II X4 955 and 4gb ddr2?
  17. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    why would you use DDR2 when the Phenom II supports DDR3? Phenom II x4 released 2009 v.s Core 2 Duo released 2006. The PhenomII stomps the crap out of the Core2Duo and Quad.
  18. thegamefox

    thegamefox TS Member Posts: 63   +6

    well good question.. a was gona upgrade it to ddr3..I bought a 8 gig ddr3 kit..but every time I said to go get the board always something happened an the money went to something else..when I finally had the budget to spend I got online to get it..aaand it was out of stock..permanently.. :( so im kinda stuck there with it..plus my crappy gpu doesn't make it any better

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