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chaoswarriorcris
01.24.2012 , 08:10 PM | #1
i have a socket 775 so the best upgrade i could find for that socket type was a Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz, would that be good to pvp at a decent frame rate because atm i am getting 10 to 5 fps and it is unplayable, it is not my gpu i got a nvidia geforce gtx 550ti.

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Jasbro
01.24.2012 , 08:29 PM | #2
Im not a techy person, but im pretty sure a Quad Core cpu is also 775 socket and would be far superior to a Core 2 Duo.
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chaoswarriorcris
01.24.2012 , 08:34 PM | #3
yeah but i am not spending 239.99 for a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz

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cocun
01.24.2012 , 08:50 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by chaoswarriorcris View Post
yeah but i am not spending 239.99 for a Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 Yorkfield 2.83GHz
If you're having to pay that much then you're doing it wrong. Look for a second hand one.

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chaoswarriorcris
01.24.2012 , 09:02 PM | #5
it is the only socket 775 intel core 2 that is a quad core on the market atm, manly because socket 775 is old and for me to get the better one, i3 i5 and i7 intels i would have to get a new motherboard which i do not want to do, so im set on the Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 Wolfdale 3.06GHz but if my fps is going to be **** when i pvp i do not want it, i am trading in my xbox 360 for this cpu so i was hoping someone would have some input before i trade in my xbox and buy this cpu.

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Stigas
01.24.2012 , 09:06 PM | #6
I've been told by multiple people to never upgrade just the CPU. Always mobo + cpu, especially if the mobo is outdated.

Newegg has nice combo deals where you can get a mobo and cpu together and save a chunk of change, plus free shipping.

I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but I just wanted to pass on the advice I was given.
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chaoswarriorcris
01.24.2012 , 09:12 PM | #7
yeah but the problem there is getting a new operating system which costs $100, i would get a new board tho if i could get a operating system for a lower price.

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chaoswarriorcris
01.24.2012 , 09:36 PM | #8
ok basic question would a Intel Core 2 Quad 2.66 be able to run swtor good in pvp because i found would cheep on the internet?

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DeltaGun
01.24.2012 , 09:36 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by chaoswarriorcris View Post
yeah but the problem there is getting a new operating system which costs $100, i would get a new board tho if i could get a operating system for a lower price.
Why do you have to get a new operating system?Motherboard is completely independent from operating system.

The OS is installed to your harddrive, and you can swap OS from harddrive to harddrive as long as your keep your OS CDKEY. The motherboard just connects everything together.

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Lamuse
01.24.2012 , 09:39 PM | #10
Also, you would have to upgrade the memory if you change the motherboard, I have a total of 500 bucks with tax in MB, i5 2500k and 16gb of ram, I'm set for the next 4-5 years now with video card upgrades.

Plus my board can go to the new Ivy Bridge CPU's when they come out this spring if I want to change it and have PCIx 3.0 for the new line of PCIx 3.0 cards.