Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

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Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by soulzspy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:31 am

Hi there peeps, :P

I have the following system and would like to upgrade my processor, however, I have never overclocked before, apart from using my preset bios setings, which allows me to x6.

My system is : http://valid.canardpc.com/cache/banner/2158823.png

I have arounf £300 budget. :finga:

Any Ideas guys?

Mant thanks.

Soulzspy =D> :)

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Here is my system details...

Post by soulzspy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:36 am

Sorry, just realised the link i added was wrong. here is the correct one:

CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.58

Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 2

APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1

Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
Codename Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6850 @ 3.00GHz
Package
CPUID 6.F.B
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping G0
Technology 65 nm
Stock frequency 3000 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes



Thread dumps
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CPU Thread 0
APIC ID 0
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 0, Thread ID 0
Type 01008001h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 4 MB, 2 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x000006FB 0x00020800 0x0000E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB43049
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x04000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x04004143 0x03C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000220
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x44203229 0x43206F75 0x20205550 0x45202020
0x80000004 0x30353836 0x20402020 0x30302E33 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x10008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000


CPU Thread 1
APIC ID 1
Topology Processor ID 0, Core ID 1, Thread ID 0
Type 01008001h
Max CPUID level 0000000Ah
Max CPUID ext. level 80000008h
Cache descriptor Level 1, D, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 1, I, 32 KB, 1 thread(s)
Cache descriptor Level 2, U, 4 MB, 2 thread(s)

CPUID
0x00000000 0x0000000A 0x756E6547 0x6C65746E 0x49656E69
0x00000001 0x000006FB 0x01020800 0x0000E3FD 0xBFEBFBFF
0x00000002 0x05B0B101 0x005657F0 0x00000000 0x2CB43049
0x00000003 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000004 0x04000121 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x04000122 0x01C0003F 0x0000003F 0x00000001
0x00000004 0x04004143 0x03C0003F 0x00000FFF 0x00000001
0x00000005 0x00000040 0x00000040 0x00000003 0x00000220
0x00000006 0x00000001 0x00000002 0x00000001 0x00000000
0x00000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000008 0x00000400 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x00000009 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x0000000A 0x07280202 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000503
0x80000000 0x80000008 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000001 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000001 0x20100800
0x80000002 0x65746E49 0x2952286C 0x726F4320 0x4D542865
0x80000003 0x44203229 0x43206F75 0x20205550 0x45202020
0x80000004 0x30353836 0x20402020 0x30302E33 0x007A4847
0x80000005 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000006 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x10008040 0x00000000
0x80000007 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
0x80000008 0x00003024 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000




Chipset
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Memory Type
Memory Size 8192 MBytes

Memory SPD
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Monitoring
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LPCIO
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Hardware Monitors
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PCI Devices
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Graphics
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Number of adapters 0

Graphic APIs
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Display Adapters
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Software
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Windows Version Microsoft Windows 7 (6.1) Ultimate Edition Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
DirectX Version 11.0


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Re: Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by kenc51 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:01 am

You have an older I680 chip set from Nvidia.

There aren't many upgrade options for you, at least not worth while ones.

If I was you, I'd invest in a new motherboard with the newer CPU sockets.
With a $300 budget, you could get a motherboard, power suppoly and some RAM.

Then in a few weeks buy a newer CPU, after the next generation are released and the seasonal high prices have dropped.

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Re: Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by soulzspy » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:04 pm

Thanks for that,

I have a few issues though that I could do with some help on.

I currently have a Alienware Chassis, and i have a liquid cooled CPU, could I use the liquid cooling system on newer motherboard and CPU?

In your opinion what would be a mid range upgrade board and CPU to get? Are the socket 2011 worth getting?

Cheers

:) :finga:

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Re: Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by vbironchef » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:13 pm

Mid-range price point for the cpu would be a Intel 3.5GHz Core i7-2700K as far as the motherboard goes the Asus P8Z68-V Pro would be a good choice.

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Re: Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by lordvic » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:33 pm

soulzspy wrote:Thanks for that,

I have a few issues though that I could do with some help on.

I currently have a Alienware Chassis, and i have a liquid cooled CPU, could I use the liquid cooling system on newer motherboard and CPU?

In your opinion what would be a mid range upgrade board and CPU to get? Are the socket 2011 worth getting?

Cheers

:) :finga:
You could potentially use the self-contained liquid cooler from the Alienware PC, but without any picutres or any information for it, it may be hard to tell.

You will most likely new a new mounting set for your cooler as the newer sockets are a bit different. Again, if we can get any information and find out who the OEM is, you could possibily order new mounting equipment for it, and it would work on your new PC.

LGA 2011 isn't really considered the mind-range more like upper high-end. How much are you willing to spend? What are you going to be using the PC for? Gaming? Rendering? Decoding?
As vbironchef has stated, a LGA 1155 Intel i5-2500K or i7-2600K (or 2700K, essentially a 2600K but clocked 100MHz faster and costs $50 more), with a Z68 or P67 chipset-based board would be nice.
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Re: Would like to upgrade CPU what is the best one?

Post by Methious » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:22 pm

It's a bit more pricey but i'd hold out for the 2011 socket the lower priced models are due out after the first of the year.

They've been changing sockets so often (LGA775, 1366, 1155, 1156, 2011) that to get the best longevity and performance 2011 makes sense. If it's not in the budget 1155 does run sweet I have both 1155 and 1366 and performance wise (other than benchmarks i can't see much difference).

Jumping from the LGA775 ti I5 or I7 should be a huge leap in performance i'm sure you'd be happy with both. I get buyers remorse so i go with the new socket myself.
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