What CPU to get??

By paintballproam ยท 9 replies
Aug 19, 2005
  1. i can get a new CPU now!!! what one should i get? i have an abit AA8 mobo. LGA 775. NO AMD, NO GAMMING.
  2. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Posts: 76

    Whats your budget?? What will the Computer mainly be used for? Whats your old CPU Specs?
  3. paintballproam

    paintballproam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    old system=
    P4 550 3.4Ghz
    Abit AA8 mobo LGA 775
    1Gb Geil DDR2 4300 ram
    Antec 500 watt psu
    250gb sata hd
    Radeon 800xl video card
    and a few dvd burners.

    uses= video edditing, c++, autocad, music dvd watching, schooling(not little kid stuff like word)etc...
  4. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    I dont get it...what is wrong with your current CPU? I mean 3.4 is enough to do said tasks..
  5. paintballproam

    paintballproam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    some one has offerd to pay for a new one. mine runs way to hot. long story. and if i can get a new cpu for free :grinthumb
  6. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Posts: 76

    I would deff. go watercooling before spending $800 on a CPU that is barely 400 mhz faster than your current setup and anyways most anything that fast these days WILL run hot. If someone offered to buy you a new CPU try and convince them to spend about half the money and go watercooling. Silent and cool, alot better than 400 mhz I would say.
  7. flashmonkey

    flashmonkey TS Rookie Posts: 103

    If it runs too hot, don't get Intel :stickout:. AMD's are faster, cooler and more reliable. But if you insist, get this unless you feel like really milking this deal and get this. And since they are Intel, they run very hot so go with the water cooled suggestion.

    EDIT: Or you could always just hook me up with that 3700+ I've been saving for. :slurp:
  8. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495


    That dual core cpu will not run on his chipset...he needs a 945 or 955

    As far as amd reliability, look at the amount of CPU problems assocociated with AMDs compared to Intel on the boards....and the heat issue, your right on the money (as far as the prescott core) but saying that all intels run to hot...well thats just not true.

    As far as upgrading....i just dont see the point...if you do alot of serious video editing, a dual core would be an option...but not without a newer MB. I say do the water cooling, oc the extra couple of mhz and take the money & buy lottery tickets or something.
  9. i_need_answers

    i_need_answers TS Rookie Posts: 76

    My intel p3 can run without a heatsink fan ;) typically Prescotts do run very hot though.....
  10. lordxanthrax

    lordxanthrax TS Rookie Posts: 25

    i'm all up for trying to cook a full course meal off of the heatsink on my prescott right now. Seriously though, like everyone else has said. Your current cpu looks to be dandy dude. go for the watercooling.
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