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What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

Q: What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

I am looking to build my own PC as I can't afford £1,000+ to get someone to make one for me, I will be using it for gaming and communication and a little college work, I will probably be using Bullguard to protect it and OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office with a Win 7 64bit OS.

Bearing this in mind what would be the best Processor for the Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor and what would be the maximum Memory and Storage I could attach to it? ( I preferably want 8GB of Memory and 1tb of storage ) but I can be flexible.

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A: What would be the best motherboard for a Intel Core i5 3.4 GHz Quad-Core (BX80637I53570K) Processor?

The CPU you want is the i5 3570K. That runs on the socket LGA 1155. When you are on a budget, any mid range mobo will suit your needs. Use the savings from the mobo towards a better HDD or even an SSD. You will also need a GPU.

I would recommend the ASUS P8Z77-V LK motherboard. As for RAM, 8GB is enough. As for the HDD, 1TB is great. I recommend the WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD.

Make sure you can get in a GPU.
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A:One of my Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Cores Has A Temperature Lower Than The Others?

Likely an insignificant problem. Something as simple as air flow within the case, or a variation of fan speed. I cannot see that it is anything to worry about, unless the higher temperature one is consistently over 64C.
I suppose you could interchange the two cores and see what changes result.
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A:One of my Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Cores Has A Temperature Lower Than The Others?

Is that a Q6xxx series or a Q9xxx series quad core?

The idle temps aren't particularly accurate as some of the sensors can become 'stuck'. As long as the temps move (and aren't too high) when under load, it's all okay.

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A:quad core processor

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Go to this link,

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A:Core 2 Quad or Intel i5

The quad core scores maybe 16% better in the Passmark benchmarks, but---

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A:MSconfig can only see 1 processor on a quad core

Quote: Originally Posted by sukh101


I was just doing some tweaking with the processes running at startup, and while I was in msconfig, I looked under the "boot" tab to see that apparently I only have 1 processor. When I clicked the dropdown menu, it still only gave me the option for 1.

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No, this is for diagnostics (and other things) If "task manager" is showing all 4 cores, you are in good shape. Don't change the settings in MSCONFIG on the Boot tab.

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A:core 3 of quad core CPU always lower temp?????

More than likely a stuck sensor, Bushman. I have one that's been stuck from day one. It stays at 40 while the other three are all below, but goes up when the temp goes up.

Kinda the nature of some quads. Nothing can be done, that I know about, but there's nothing to fear from it. Won't hurt anything, but I sort of like things to be accurate.
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This post is a extension on my previous thread. I would like to hear from everyone who is interested. Which is the best for gaming: Quad core or dualcore cpu's. This is now a open discussion. I am not trying to double-post; I posted this thread to focus more on the question at hand.

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I started buying the parts yesterday with the case and motherboard I picked up an Antec Nine Hundred case and an ASUS P KC motherboard This board will support either the core duo or core quad chip and has slots for ddr dimms and ddr So here s what I m thinking for the rest Antec TP - PSU W Western Digital GB HDD EVGA MB Video PCI-E Question Should I go with the Core Duo at GHz or the Core Quad at In either case I can get either GB DDR at MHz or GB DDR at MHz for roughly the same price With the DDR the memory would be maxed out - System Quad? Core or Build Core Duo 2 2 New because there New System Build - Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad? are only two DDR slots and I can t find GB DDR dimms that I can afford Edit I picked out a Zalman New System Build - Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad? cooler because I have one in my current PC and when I installed it it cut the idle temp on the CPU by degrees but the case has a side vent and room for a mm fan Should I get the cooler or stick with the stock HSF and install the side fan This case is loaded with fans already - two mm in front pushing through the drive bays mm exhaust fan at the top rear of the case and a mm on top I think the W PSU will handle that and more nbsp

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i have a Intel E5400 Overclocked to 3.23GHz and was going to upgrade to a Q9400 quad and was wondering as i mainly use my PC for high end gaming is quad core as important as it is used more for multitasking and i was told dual would be better for gaming is this true?

A:What is better for PC gaming Dual Core or Quad Core?

It's a little confusing. I'd say in general, quad-core processors are more powerful than dual core; however, that doesn't necessarily mean faster.

Certain programs are written to take advantage of multi-core processors, like many games and power-hungry programs such as Photoshop.

However, not all are. Windows does its best to distribute the load evenly, but it's not the same.

Furthermore, many quad core processors are clocked at a lower rate than dual core. Your dual-core processor is clocked at 3.23GHz; the quad is clocked at 2.66.

Bottom line: if the programs you will be running can make use of all the cores, you will very likely see a performance increase. If they are not designed that way, there is a good chance your performance will actually decrease.

In your case, I suspect the programs you will be running can make use of the 4 cores well; many games do. But use your judgment!
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Hi all! I am not computer illiterate. I have a question for you. I am switcing from an AMD dual core 2.4GHz to a Phenom 9750 Quad core. Changing out the heatsink and fan also. Can I just swap out the CPU's and restart Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Or do I have to do a complete reinstall of the same OS? I know that I changed MOBO's or something like that, I would have to reinstall. But I'm not sure about the processors. Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks a bunch in advance!

A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

I swapped out my friends Intel E6400 Conroe for a Q9550 last week and everything was fine and runs great.
I don't see why AMD wouldn't be the same.