upgrade from 6300 1.8 for around $100

Mustanggt

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Hi, i am running a Asus P5B Deluxe P965 and Intel C2D 6300 it runs at 2.9 Ghz, I was thinking that upgrading cpu would give the most bang , any advise where to go? the motherboard i have still sells for $179 pretty good for older chipset.
 

o1die

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I would wait for nehalem, and see if any chipsets will support ddr2. What you have is plenty fast; you won't notice much difference upgrading now.
 

Mustanggt

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Originally posted by: o1die
I would wait for nehalem, and see if any chipsets will support ddr2. What you have is plenty fast; you won't notice much difference upgrading now.

Thats what i was thinking, i could spend $200 on cpu and might see a little improvement not much, another idea i had is i have 2 gb of ram and vist 32 bit, if i got a 4gb ram kit 2 x 2gb sticks and upgrade to Vista 64 bit?
 

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Originally posted by: iBPJohn
Well what are you doing mostly?

This is the first question you need to answer. What's feeling slow enough that you want to upgrade? With a 2.9GHz Core2Duo and 2GB there isn't much that's going to trip you up. No run of the mill stuff anyhow.

If games are slow, what kind of video card are you running?
 

Mustanggt

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Nothing is slow on my system, i only play a couple of games mostly COD4 and it runs fine with 8800GT, the thing is my wife needs the upgrade and just looking for options, she has a AMD 1.7 on old shuttle APG board DDR1, I hate to upgrade her with cheap stuff this timeif i could upgrade mine and give some of my parts to here she would have fast system that would last a long time, I figured it out to get her set up with low end Intel wouls run around $150 Mobo and CPU perhaps a little more, and i could upgrade mine to a P45 Asus and E8400 for $319, she would have a better system then that $150 could buy her and i would also??