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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.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/what-would-be-the-best-motherboard-for-a-intel-core-i5-3-4-ghz-quad-core-bx80637i53570k-processor.195497/
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Hi,

I was just wondering, what is the difference between normal quad core, and the ones with "extreme" stuck on the end. Both from Intel.

This also applies to Core 2 Duo from Intel.

I can't spot it (except for the price), so someone help me out here.
 

A:Intel Quad core/Quad core extreme difference? (Q6600/QX6700)

im not to sure but i think it has somthing to do with the multiplyer
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/intel-quad-core-quad-core-extreme-difference-q6600-qx6700.93982/
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By the end of this year, four cores will have replaced dual-core systems on the very high-end of enthusiast systems. AMD will be offering its 4x4 platform that enables the use of two dual-core processor and Intel will be first to offer a quad-core processor: Code-named "Kentsfield,"

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/09/09/preview_kentsfield_processor/
 

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-TheMuffinMan

A:Can I overclock an Intel Pentium Quad Core Processor?

Try filing in your system specs in forum or post them, so we can get a better idea if you can what you have in system, if it is worth the try. Can be some risks involved in doing this. RAM plays a part and motherboard.

http://www.eightforums.com/gaming/61490-can-i-overclock-intel-pentium-quad-core-processor.html
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I am buying Intel Quad Core processor Qx6700. I want to know that should I buy Gigabyte Air cooler 3D Rocket2 insted of installing the cooler and heat sink came with the processor itself?
 

A:Cooler for Processor Intel Quad core Qx6700

The gigabyte would probably be the best choice!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/cooler-for-processor-intel-quad-core-qx6700.66010/
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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.

On quads, it's not uncommon for an uneven temp to be reported across all the cores.

On my chip, my 2nd core always reported lower than the others and over time my 1,3 and 4th core sensors stopped moving at idle temps. Stuck sensors are more common with the Q9xx series.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/259838-one-my-intel-core-2-quad-processor-cores-has-temperature-lower-than-others.html
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A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

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Thanks for the input.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-phenom-ii-quad-core-mobile-pro-vs-intel-core-i3-350m.933557/
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A:Solved: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 with only 1 working core

Sure!

Can you give specifics on your computer such as make and model # and your OS?
(if custom built; motherboard model and model#, operating system, memory amount, BIOS settings if applicable..etc)
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-intel-core-2-quad-q8400-with-only-1-working-core.947536/
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Welcome to the forums kthoidc. Your motherboard is AMD so no you can not use an Intel cpu

CPU Support list

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/285994-intel-core-i5-3470-quad-my-ga-990xa-ud3-motherboard.html
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Hi,

about 2 years ago I have upgraded my computer with a new motherboard, rams and a processor and since we moved in between I cannot find the boxes or bills from that time.

The problem:
I am 90 percent sure, that at the time I wanted a quad core processor and my computer properties say that I have Intel Core i5-3450.
I googled around and all retailers as well as Intel list this processor as quad, but I whenever I use aplications where cores are displayed (i.e. playclaw or some kind of benchmarking), it only ever shows core 0 and core 1.
When I go to task manager > processes > and go to select affinity on a random process, once again only 2 cores are aviable to choose from.

Any ideas what might be causing this? Because if I am not mistaken I have had my computer on a leash for 2 years...
 

A:Quad core processor acting as dual-core?

in windows 7 press the start key > type msconfig > click the boot tab > advanced options
in the top left there is a box that says number of processors. if it is checked you can uncheck it, or change the drop down box below it to 4.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor-acting-as-dual-core.1133436/
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The sealed liquid cooling, does that mean no maintenance ever?
I do not normally do a lot of internal work/replacement other than upgrading video cards and so the limited upgrades would probably not bother me very much.
 

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Anyone has done anything on his Dell 2400? Suggestions? Brand names? Hopefully I can score this combo / RAM in this holiday sale.

Currently my Dell 2400 has this set up:

P4 3.06
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22x LG DVD rewriter
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1 floppy
Evga 9400GT 1Gb PCI card
ATA / SATA RAID controller
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and

Dell 2400 mini case

I can transfer all these existing hardware for the new motherboard except the RAM (DDR1 or DDR3) and a better 1Gb PCI Express video card after that.
 

A:Getting a modern motherboard / Intel Quad Core for my old Dell 2400

Firstly, budget for CPU+mobo? Also, have you made up your mind on Intel? If you're on a constraint you may consider AMD.

As for motherboard brands, Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI are excellent choices. You may also add DFI to that list.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/getting-a-modern-motherboard-intel-quad-core-for-my-old-dell-2400.139283/
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Thanks!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/core-i5-750-2-66ghz-quad-core-cpu-msi-p55-cd53-p55-atx-ddr3-motherboard.878295/
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my pc freezes after installing a new core 2 quad processor...pls what myt be de cause..... And i need to to also update my BIOS but i cant find the update anywhere as Packard Bell dont have
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Specs are:
Packard Bell BV cuba ms-7301 ;
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD W7301VP2.025 10/13/2006
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Enclosure Type: Desktop
2.4 gigahertz Intel Core 2 quad Q6600
Board: Packard Bell BV Cuba MS-7301 1.0
Bus Clock: 266 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD W7301VP2.025 10/13/2006
Listed as much as i can to help someone help me, as i need this update badly.
Thanks in advance
 

A:My pc freezes after installing new core 2 quad processor on cuba ms- 7301 motherboard

Did you upgrade from XP to Windows 7?
 

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A:Core2 Quad processor to replace CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E8400, 3000 MHz (9

You already asked this here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic145552.html, try to keep it to one thread.
Anyway, yes it is and I personally don't think its worth upgrading your processor, nor buying a gtx 480. Probably be cpu choked either way.
 

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However when i go to the performance tab of my task manager it shows 4 graphs, meaning that 4 cores must be running. Then I go the boot tab of my systems configuration, click on advanced options and underneath the "Number of Processors:" check box (which is unchecked), it shows 1 as the number of processors.

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These seem to be conflicting and I'm not sure what to do. Please help me.

A:Quad core processor only running on one core.

This will answer it for you........
Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/238478-quad-core-processor-only-running-one-core.html
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Can you guys help me, what should i buy?
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Q: can you guys give me a good advice what should i buy that belongs to my pc for gaming only

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i don't have memory that why ^^,

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A:My motherboard is M7 & Processor is Intel Dual Core 2

First, what is your budget?

Second, what games would you like to be able to play?

Third, what Operating System are you running: XP or Vista?

Without a doubt you need more memory. 256 is bare minimum to run XP.

* I looked up your motherboard and you can run upt to 4 gigs of memory but only do so if you are running a 64-bit Operating System. You can also run PCI-express video cards.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/my-motherboard-is-m7-processor-is-intel-dual-core-2.157357/
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any suggestions on how to choke off these problems? 

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/bedaad97-135b-4a63-8cd3-c7fd1d1c2c86/cpu-100-usage-at-132-freq-is-halting-intelr-coretm-i74700mq-cpu-240ghz-2401-mhz-4?forum=w8itproperf
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http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BX80580Q8300-DT&cat=CPU
 

A:Will "Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 / 2.5 GHz processor" fit in my Emachines t3512?

No, it won't work. That board only supports Celeron D, Pentium D, and Pentium 4 boards according to the intel spec page: http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d101ggc/sb/CS-025906.htm.

I think you should really consider upgrading to a new motherboard or get a whole new system altogether because the upgrade path for your current board is a dead end.
 

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A:Windows Xp Or Media Center Edition And Intel Dg965wh Motherboard With Core 2 Duo Processor(6300)

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Thank's

A:Bios for Quad Core or Intel 2 Quad series still available?

en.community.dell.com/.../19391541

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996715
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if a quad core processor has a frequency of 2.2ghz, is that frequency the sum ofall the four cores or is it just one core that delivers this much freq?
 

A:Quad core processor

each core produces 2.2ghz .............thats y they call it as quadcore........
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/quad-core-processor.99179/
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A:quad core processor

No they are wrong, each core runs at its own rated speed and the sum of all of them does not equate to a total clock speed.

Don't bother will Quad core's. There's little benefit with having 4 cores over 2 with todays software, most of which is optimized for a single core system.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor.540022/
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My main usage for the computer is video editing/business cadd drawing/gaming in this order, gaming comes way down but i like to have a quick game or two on Call Of Duty 2 while having the video editing software run in the background while it renders (FXhome).
Thanks.
 

A:Quad core processor?

Go to this link, http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1=695&model2=432&chart=188

Choose the 2 processors and compare them with different bench marks and see which one best suits your needs.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor.563259/
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A:Intel Quad Core

Yes, AMD are about to realease Quad in the near future but... to be honest AMD are not soo great at the moment so I would stick to Intel at this current time (please don't send me AMD hate mail now)

Quad is the way to go, but is not widespread at the moment but the extra two cores can still be used by the OS splitting up apps across cores and is a great way to futrue proof. I would alos suggest using Vista Home Premium or Ultimate 64 with an Intel Core2Quad CPU.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/intel-quad-core.635753/
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Does anyone know when the quad-core are coming out and are the quad-cores going to be 2x fater than one core?

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Apps:

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BFBC2
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A:Core 2 Quad or Intel i5

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

The i5 can be boosted from 3.2 to 3.46 (single core Turbo). That 3.46 is a 30% advantage over the 2.66 of the quad core.

I regularly see comments from quad core owners saying they wish they had stayed with a higher clocked dual core.

I'd go with the dual core unless you can find convincing evidence that your particular applications can in fact benefit significantly from 4 cores. You would then have to decide how often you use the applications that might benefit.

Here is a long thread on dual core versus quad core:

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=232212

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/97376-core-2-quad-intel-i5.html
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Cannot see your screenshot. Download CPU-ID from Majorgeeks.com and post the results from that. It will tell you the make, model, etc. about the CPU, RAM, etc..

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sukh101


Hi,

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.

Does this mean the commputer is not accessing the other 3? Does it actually mean anything??

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Please help!

Thanks

Sukh


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.

Hope this helps. Welcome to the forum!

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heinflhs
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A:Motherboard which support i7 and Quad Core

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You should also know that Intel i7 are predominantly 6 core processors. Here's a link if you want to compare Intel and AMD:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367918,00.asp

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/motherboard-which-support-i7-and-quad-core-507443.html
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ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- CPU Support SLI&os=29&hashedid=KyHOsOKWujC2QguJ

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/182211-intel-core-2-quad-q6600-kentfield-g0-help-buying-new-cpu.html
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You haven't posted your RAM type.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/153833-wondering-about-upgrading-dual-core-quad-core-cpu-win-7-a.html
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A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-upgrade-my-dual-core-to-i5-or-other-quad-core-processors.1004497/
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A:I want to hear peoples feed back on Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-want-to-hear-peoples-feed-back-on-intel-core-2-quad-q6600.82628/
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A:Upgrade from dual core to quad core

Any Ver of windows 7 will run any Quad core CPU .

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/123735-upgrade-dual-core-quad-core.html
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A:What is better for PC gaming Dual Core or Quad Core?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/78032-what-better-pc-gaming-dual-core-quad-core.html
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A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/63271-upgrading-dual-core-quad-core.html