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CPU Upgrade????? PLEASE REPLY!!! Answered

Hi all. I am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler in my pc. Mycurrent cpu is a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz. My Motherboard is an Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU. I am trying to decide whether to buy a Pentium Dual-Core E6500, or a Core 2 Duo E7600. I USUALLY buy from CircuitCity because of their prices. Again, my choices are:

Pentium Dual-Core E6500
Core 2 Duo E7600

I want something BETTER than the Pentium 4, but I dont want to spend much more than 200 dollars, preferably.. closer to 120 or so.. I know that those prices are CHEAP for a CPU, but well.. I dont have the money for a NEW pc, or a Core 2 Quad or expensive Core 2 Duo. If you're wondering why I dont have the money for a new pc or a more expensive CPU, Its because im 12. :D PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!


For $200 you can buy a better motherboard and a Quad core CPU.


What you need to do is:
Look up your mainboard on the internet (or find a manual) - what socket is it?
Also, what clocking-arrangements / FSB does it do?
Then - what socket / clock etc are these things I'd like to put in there?


I know all that.. I should've mensioned it. Lol. its LGA 775. Well, in CPU-Z, it says its rated for 800Mhz, but its AT 200Mhz. the board is an Asus P5KPL-AM EPU Motherboard. Please lemme know what you're thinking.. I wish is had the money for a new pc. :D PLEASE REPLY ASAP!

Hi, it's 04:41 and I'm not dressed - ASAP enough?
Those look good to go (see what I found while checking http://www.cpu-upgrade.com/mb-ASUS/P5KPL-AM_EPU.html)
I'm not seeing a great deal of difference between the two - I guess if your price is good it's just down to that?
However, how much improvement will you see? A new graphics card & RAM might give you a similar improvement.
Also, do ask around people you know, sometimes friends have spare bits because they've done similar upgrade jobs themselves


Very asap. Thanks about that. This goes to all of you:

i am going to go with the Core 2 Duo. I just need to decide which one... because i'm not so sure about the E6500
any more, and where to buy it... If I dont decide on another one, i'll just get the E6500 from CircuitCity. :D Thanks for the help, but can u lemme no wut u think about my new questions? Thanks!

The Pentium Dual Core runs at a slower frequency and a lower L2 cache,it is generally considered a budget chip.However it is 30% cheaper and only 5-10% slower than your other choice.Just a personal note,I picked up a Quad Core 8800 for 40$ on E-Bay,food for thought.
good luck