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upgrading dc7700 tower to quad core cpu ????????

Q: upgrading dc7700 tower to quad core cpu ????????

g'day ~ I am planning to upgrade my e6300 dual core to a q6600 quad core cpu these are both 1066mhz front side bus , and same lga772 socket does anyone know if I can go for a faster cpu that runs on a 1333mhz FSB ? any info much appreciated !

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A: upgrading dc7700 tower to quad core cpu ????????

What's deficient about the E6300?
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A:HP DC7700 is Quad Core Ready

I would like to transplant a Q6600 or Q6700 into a dc7700sff .  After some searching, you are the only post I found to have been successful in the upgrade.  Can you give details?  ie, bios support, unique instuctions? thx
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These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
That power supply is ATX and not EPS12V
Better is not the issue.  Dell power supplys are 80 percent efficient not 70 percent ATX.  The -5v rail is an issue as well as this may cause a motherboard fire or damage your system.  Its a dead giveaway that this is a power supply from 1990 to 2000.
What current is on which rails is not trivial. There is a single 12V RAIL on that unit and its max is 17A
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A:Strange Behaviour after Upgrading to AMD Quad-Core from Dual-Core

Hello Timmah,
Everything is running OK, you drop in the new CPU, then you start getting problems.
Have you double checked all the connections and power leads, plus all the data cables ?.
Is there a Bios update that will address the issue ?, it may be worth checking the MB manufacturers site.
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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.
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A:Can't install x64 after upgrading to quad core?

Hi & Welcome to our Forums!

That is odd...I think it sounds like something in the BIOS needs to be changed. Since it went from 2 to 4 cores there may be something needing a change in the BIOS to make the system see the extra cores as a single processor unit.

Can you post your MB version, BIOS version please?

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A:Upgrading to a quad core ISSUES!

Does your system if you boot to some other non-descript system, like a linux live CD?

Changing the processor may cause all types of problems. From what you seem to be saying, I would use the Win 7 DVD and go to the second screen and select repair and startup repair. Maybe running that 2 or 3 times would help.

When you installed the new CPU, did you set bios defaults and then check to make sure they were what you needed?

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Hi Gallystops,Please find the list of processors compatible with Studio XPS 9100.

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A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

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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.

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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.

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A:Quad core vs Dual core

First, the quad-core has 4 2.9GHz processors equal to 4 2.9GHz processors. They are not accumulative. Don't mistake this.

The average Windows program is written for one processor. That program will use one processor, regardless of how many you have in your system. Windows is not like Linux. The operating system doesn't control processor use, the individual programs do.

WoW has been optimized for use with multiple processors. But it hasn't been written from the ground up to support them.

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How long is a rope?

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A:Core 2 Duo or Quad?


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A:Quad core?

Hello tdk08.

I believe you now have an AM2 socket and the Quad requires an AM2+; the problem is that the AM2+ is not backward compatible.

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Socket 775 is dead. Time to move on.

Consider AMD's quads for gaming and budget.
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The quad core scores maybe 16% better in the Passmark benchmarks, but---

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If you want to run a LGA1156 i5, or the new Sandy Bridge i5 LGA1155, you'll be using dual channel RAM.

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Common problem. The speed differences with Core 2 Quad have been reported many times on this site. I don't recall anyone coming up with comforting information about what to do or where to go.
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A:Quad core with three cores doing nothing

Quote: Originally Posted by josser900


I have an Athlon Phenom X4 925 and installed windows 7 32 bit on it about 2 months ago. Everything was working great. Applications were assigned to different cores and TMpgEnc used all 4 cores when encoding.
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Thank you.

go into msconfig and see if the max cpu is set to one.

Processors - Limit Number Used by Windows 7
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is a AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M processor 2.3GHz, 4mb L2 Cache good for a gaming laptop?

A:AMD quad-core question

Depends (I assume the laptop doesn't have a discrete graphics card). It's not going to give you brilliant results but it'll probably run most games on low settings (might be cutting it close on shooters though).
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Got an AMD 9850 Quad ran Everest Home which indicates core 1 running 2397 and cores 2,3, and four at 2500. Anyone have any idea what could be the problem? Just got this yesterday as barebone, new parts ASUS MA3A 76-CM mobo, 4GB Kingston Hyper PC8500. I have updated the mobo, used Prime 95 and Orthos test and system passed after 2 hours on each test. Any ideas, suggestions or fixes available?

A:Solved: AMD Quad 1 Bad core

Not sure if thats really a bad core. AMDs can turn off certain cores. Looks more like a software issue.

If you are able to return the CPU, get a PhenomII CPU instead.

For gaming and most operations, that X3 runs cooler and faster.
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Hey hey peeps,

I really want to upgrade my Graphics card to a shiney new gtx 480.

Now, I heard that the Intel Core 2 Quad is a bottleneck for the said GFX card.

What is bottlenecking, technically mind? (as i never experienced bottlenecking)

Also, how much of a bottleneck would i experience.


A:Core 2 Quad - bottleneck for GTX 480?

A bottleneck is simply like what it sounds like it is. Picture a funnel with the video feed coming from the 480 as the pail of water being poured into you CPU output being the bottom of the funnel, i.e. the GPU (480) is pushing tons of data stream at a time FPS but the CPU can only negotiate the output that it can which is smaller amounts of that stream so the FPS is pinched. How much you feel the pinch is variable if you have a low version if the CPU it won't perform as well as an Extreme version but the i5 and i7 cpu's will outperform them in many ways, the i3 may or may not depending on your current CPU.
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I need to buy a laptop for my daughter who is about to go to a nursing school.

She likes one HP laptop which comes in 2 flavors - 4th Gen i5 and AMD Quad-Core A10-4600m.

i5 has 8 gigs of RAM and AMD has 6 gigs of RAM, but for an average user it hardly matters.

Price aside which one would you recommend....?

A:4th Gen i5 vs AMD Quad-Core A10-4600m

if she games get the A10. beats the tar out of the other on things requiring heavy graphics processing.
if she does not, get the other one.
I have both an A8-4500m model [typing on it for this note in fact] and an A10-4600m model.
both great systems but I admit having a graphics/amd/ati bias
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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........
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Will AMD produce anything to match Intel's Quad Core? Or is Quad Core the way to go now, (performance wise)?

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.
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When, in your opinion, do you think Intel Core 2 Quad or Core 2 Quad Extreme will be available for laptops?

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Hi I want to buy a QX6700 65nm 1066FSB processor for my PC. Will it fit/Do I need different speed memory? I already have a E6420 Duo in, with DDR2-PC4200 533MHz (3Gb) fitted. I heard that since the E6420 is 1066FSB and the QX6700 is also 1066FSB the memory is OK.

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I have an HP Envy 15 x360, and I was wondering if I can upgrade the core i7 dual core to a newer quad core i7. I would also like to know if I can remove the stock two 4GB ram sticks and replace them with two 8GB ram sticks. One last thing if possible would be to replace the HDD with an SSD. How possible would this be? Does the Envy 15 support all of this?

A:Can I upgrade to a quad core, more RAM, and an SSD?

Hi, What is your HP Envy 15 x360  ? There are few generations on HP Envy 15 x360  around.  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:
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Hey I recently built my first ever PC Here s the spec - AMD Phenom for Core? enough Quad my Not power Quad Core GHz Not enough power for my Quad Core? Processor - MSI K A CF Motherboard - GB RAM OCZ - nVidia Geforce GS Graphics Card - Gb HD - Antec TruePower Trio PSU W The PC is up and running i ve had it working for about a week But sometimes the PC just freezes then i have to hold the power button on my computer to shut it down This has only happened whenever i ve been watching a movie burning a DVD or playing Civilization IV When the PC freezes you can hear a constant buzzing sound through the speakers But the PC does still work i m using it now I went into a shop yesterday and asked them what it could be they told me for a quad core i d need at least an W PSU and that my W PSU isn t good enough so that s why it s freezing But the new one would cost I m a broke student if i have to do this i will but I want to hear from others first to back this up Thankyou nbsp