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I am thinking about upgrading my CPU and switching over to Intel but...

Q: I am thinking about upgrading my CPU and switching over to Intel but...

So I am thinking about upgrading my cpu and switching over to intel but I cant really come up with any good reasons to buy a new cpu and motherboard other than my cpu is outdated and I would like to be able to record lets plays and gameplay. Are there any other pros to buying a new cpu? Like would the performance of my machine increase substantially or something?
P.S I was going to go with a:
Intel i5-3570k
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155

pc current specs:
AMD FX-6100-six core processor
16 gb 1033 mhz ram
XFX Radeon 6950
ASUS M5A97 motherboard
windows 7 ultimate

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A: I am thinking about upgrading my CPU and switching over to Intel but...

Depends on what you're doing - if you do a lot of video encoding or CPU heavy tasks then it might be a worthwhile upgrade but if not then either upgrade your GPU if your main focus is gaming or SSD if you just want a more responsive machine for general use.

Unless your current CPU is frequently running at 100% there's no real reason to spend so much on an upgrade to a 3570K especially as Intel's next gen Haswell processors are coming out in a few months.
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So AMD users, chime in please.

A:Thinking of switching...

Look at my Q6600 system specs. No Issues.
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A:Thinking of switching from Norton to AVG

Oh well... I read in a couple of places that AVG was a memory hog too. My NIS 2008 was hardly noticable except when it decided to interrupt your work with Live Update; way better than previous versions. I wanted the paid AVG and it cost more than Norton. So I got NIS 2009 for $29.95 after rebate.
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A:Thinking of switching to 7, but need a few answers firs

Be sure to make your Vista recovery disks off of that Recov partition as it will be disabled when you install Win7. There is no recovery partition created during Win7 install, although you can make a primary formatted partition to store the Win7 backup image in addition to storing it externally in case of HD failure.

Here is the best tutorial: Clean Install Windows 7

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did I post this in the wrong section or something? If I did i'm sorry but I don't know where to post it it's about a video card.
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A:Firefox Favorites locations - Thinking of switching from IE7

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A:Thinking of switching from Avast to Bitdefender, any advice?

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A:Thinking About Upgrading

Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot

First up, nice forum you guys have here. Looks good and has plenty of good info.

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But before I dive in and upgrade to it I have several questions I'm hoping some people here can help me with. These being:

1. Is it worth upgrading to interms of how stable and how many programs work on it without any problems.

I'm doing web development and so the following programs will be used on a daily basis.

MS Visual Professional 2008
Microsoft Expression 3
Microsoft Office 2007
Adobe Photoshop, flash, dreamweaver, fireworks etc
Bullguard Anti-virus software
Sony Sound forge
2. I take it I'll still be able to download all the Acer programs that came with my laptop from their site. Just wondering if anyone else here has upgraded their laptop and to download all the pre-installed programs again.

3. How do games run on Windows 7? Mainly Steam games like CSS, TF2, DoD:S and Battlefield 2.

4. Will it be possible to upgrade the W7 without having to format my HDD which will probably save me having to download and hunt for all my DVD with my files on them.

5. I take it the battery life on laptops is increased in Windows 7 when compared to Windows Vista?

6. Can I still revert back to Vista should I need to for what ever reason?

I'll probably have more questions later but these are my primary concerns. Cheers.

I would run the Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser first to check on your programs.

1. Most definitely, it's so stable and so much faster, you'll be so glad you did.

2. Of course you will.

3. That I don't know but I would imagine better if there is support for them yet, but don't worry there will be next month.

4. You can do an upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, any other version would require a clean install. Like 32-bit Vista Home Premium, to 64-bit 7 Home Premium. I however recommend no matter what install you do, that you do a CLEAN INSTALL!

5. Yes, it does improve battery life.

6. Of course you can but trust me YOU WON'T EVER NEED TO.
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A:Thinking of upgrading- need aid!


I am 98% sure that your video card is a AGP card wich makes your "Saving Grace" 6800GT the weak link in your chain.

Todays graphics interface is PCI Express. Problem is motherboards that you want to upgrade your platform to are not made with AGP anymore. Meaning you need a new graphics card.

But for a nice little system that performs rather well and dont break the bank id look at this article.
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A:thinking of upgrading

as I asked when my mother decided she was going to upgrade, 'why?'. XP is safe enough when used in conjunction with user education (as is anything, I guess), and as I've used both, I'm pretty happy with XP.

Again, tho, if you are happy with ME, and happy with the way the PC is running, I wouldn't change a thing.

As for price, too many variables. Need a monitor/keyboard/other peripherals, how big a processor you need, how much RAM, what are you using hte pc for, etc etc etc.....basically if you buy off the rack (as opposed to building it yourself), and don't need anything too glamourous, I woudn't spend over $700 for a desktop.

hope that helps, if not, hit me with some more specifics.
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A:Thinking about upgrading

I would recommend this hard drive instead.

It seems that the Hydra 200s will feature only on Intel boards for a while to come. So if you don't really need the performance boost right now don't buy a new AMD CPU as you'll eventually change to the Intel platform. However, if you are decided on a new CPU then the X3 720 is a great buy.
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A:Thinking about upgrading.

HP computers, usually, cannot be upgraded much.
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A:Thinking about upgrading...

Forget about upgrading speakers and go for a home hi-fi setup from a reputable local dealer. PC hi-fi is a con and not worth it, IMHO.

I would go for the graphics card. Never saw a GPU upgrade that didn't do some good.

And RAM, too. HDD space if you have a broadband connection.

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1 cdrw

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A:Thinking of Upgrading

personally i would stick with intel for the upgrade, the core2duos are a great cpu and i believe good value.

for the the chipset the 965 seem to be the way to, however i cant recommend one at the moment as i dont know of one with agp.

for ram i would go for 2gb. if your not going to overclock generic should be fine.
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Pro's and Con's would be nice from all here in the forum.

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A:Thinking of upgrading to 8.1

The bggest problem is drivers & some software.

Windows 8.1 upgrade reboots to black screen of 'nothingness'. - OUC1TOO - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Community

Originally Posted by Microsoft Forum Moderator

Error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1


We understand that many customers are receiving error 0xC1900101 ? 0x40017 when installing Windows 8.1. This error is typically caused by an incompatible driver.

If you are receiving this error:
First, please double-check the error code. There are many variations of error 0xC1900101, each with a different location code -- the error extension, located after the dash. The information in this thread is intended only for location code 0x40017. If you are receiving a different location code, these steps are unlikely to resolve your issue.

Check that you?ve already updated all of your drivers. In particular, if you have an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card, make sure you?ve installed the latest Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Check that you do not have any Frequently Asked Questions - What devices are supported by the SteelSeries Engine? that support the SteelSeries Engine installed on your PC. The SteelSeries Engine software is currently not supported on Windows 8.1. Please uninstall the software before attempting to update to Windows 8.1

Error 0xC1900101 - 0x30018, Couldn't update to Windows 8.1 Preview - Microsoft Community

Can't Complete Windows 8.1 Install

New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8

Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin

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Backup can be big problem. look for a 3rd party ,Backup software, which fully supports Windows 8/8.1, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Which is signed by Microsoft.

The one's I know of at this time is
Paragon 14, Out November 2013.
Hard Disk Manager Suite ? complete system management | PARAGON Software Group - disk partitioning, resize partition
Paragon Hard Disk Manager Professional - Overview
SSR Desktop Edition, Out Feb 2014.

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System Model: Inspiron 1525 by dell

BIOShoenix ROM BIOS Plus v.1.10A09

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A:Thinking about upgrading my OS to 7

Sure. You can run 7.

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor for detailed information.

Make sure that Windows 7 drivers exist for your hardware.
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I play a few games and do loads of dvd decrypting.

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A:Thinking of upgrading my CPU

umm..your talking about a $1300 proccesor..i think thats kinda going overboard..i would just stick with the 3800 and get two 7900 gtx sli
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A:Thinking of Upgrading

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Hello theReaper0908

Media Centre is XP Professional with extra digital entertainment elements.


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Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. What problems are you having ? ...
HP Support document - HP Support Center
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Welcome to Techspot!

The X5 case should include ATX12v 480v... P4 and AMD Required a 4 pins for 12v extra power. check again and ensure all the plug are connected secured.

The picture is same idea for ATX12v square plug.

you might find it with only 4 yellow and black wire.

let us know if it still not working. P.S. If you look at the PSU information and you didnt find ATX12V, you should scrap the pSU and buy aother one with ATX12V. SORRY


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I would like to play some games, but I don't know if I can with this graphic card? I want to upgrade the video card in order to play games such as modern warfare 2, gta IV, or test drive. What graphic card do you suggest to me, without upgrading the power supply?Click to expand...

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A:Upgrading CPU from Intel P3 sl3xy 1.65v to Celeron sl5vr1.5v ?


kenwas said:

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Originally Posted by aelfarra

I have upgraded my Sony Vaio E series laptop (VPCEG38FG) from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro and now I see that the Intel Processor is running high 3.00GHz all the time (monitoring it through Intel software) causing the laptop to run out of battery quickly and the fan is on all the time.


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Hi ade31 , 
Welcome to the Community Forums . 
Since based from the hardware list (item12 page 74) not compatible AC WLAN for the model.
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A:Upgrading hardware, deciding between intel processors and form factors

Go with the best you can afford, the Lenovo should be fine.

That i5 is fine.

ARK | Intel? Core?

Max out the memory, at least 8 GB if it will take it
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As this is my first post here, I can't post links of the motherboard specs. So, you can just google ASRock P4i45GX PE and check it out.

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A:Compatibility Issues? Upgrading from Intel 82845G Graphics Card

Hello henson93. Welcome to Techspot.

It seems that your motherboard is based on the Intel 845G chipset. I cannot find your mobo's product sheet anywhere but it's likely that you have an AGP 4X slot. The most powerful AGP card that would be comaptible with AGP 4X is the Radeon HD 4670. However, they cost over $100 and definitely cannot provide the performance levels of newer (PCI-E) cards available at a similar cost.

It would be helpful if you could confirm whether you have that AGP 4X slot on your mobo. Also, what is the reason for your upgrading to a discrete GPU. Are you looking to play games?