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Old 6th February, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Upgrading 2yo System

I plan on upgrading my 2 year old system and was wondering if anyone has any opinions suggestions. Here is my current setup.

ASUS P5W DH Deluxe
Intel C2D E6600
2GB G.Skill (2 x 1GB) Newegg.com
Zalman CNPS9700 NT CPU Cooler Newegg.com
Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS Newegg.com
FSP Group FX700-GLN 700W Newegg.com

I want to upgrade the CPU and Memory basicly. Not sure if I'd need a new PS or CPU Fan.

CPU choices are:

C2D E7400 or E7500
C2Q Q6600 or Q6700

I want at least 4GB of memory, or should i go 8? I posted the link to the memory I currently have, should I keep
them sticks and add 2 more GB, or replace the ones I have? Memory choices:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Thanks for any help.
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In your day to day computing, you wouldn't even notice a difference moving from the E6600 to the E7XXX series. You might pick up 3 - 5% when doing audio or video encoding but that's about it.

Depending on the OS and apps your rig runs, the Q6600 may be worth considering. Overclocking will be somewhat limited with the 975X and a quad..

You can't go wrong with adding more memory. I'd probably go with a set of 2 X 2Gig set so another set could be added later.

Your CPU cooler and PSU will be fine..
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As far as I know, the 975X chipset doesn't support the 45nm processors, so that option is out.
I know because I checked it out with my board.
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Q6600 isn't 45nm, it's 65.
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