1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 17, 2010 5:45 AM by Cpt.Dogfruit

    Is there much difference and is it worth spending A$275


      Thanks Cpt. Dogfruit, It was my mistake. I have a Core 2 Duo E6750 running at 2.66 Ghz, I am trying to work out if it is worth getting a Quad Core Q9400 running at 2.66 Ghz. That is still available, I looked on the M/B and it can take up to Q9650 running at 3.0 Ghz but no stock. My Motherboard is Asus P5QL Pro. Last time my old M/B died I had tobuy a new Windows XP with the new M/B as Microsoft would not allow the use of a different M/B on the same CPU and HDD. I realise that many things run in the background. I take absolutely heaps of photos and do a lot of Photo editing. I do not play games at all. I will at a later stage maybe Video editing, (not sure). If I want to get a better processor then that means I need a new motherboard and Memory and CPU, Lot of expense, I am not working at the moment. Please advise if you think I am wasting money, or should I get the new CPU or wait till I can afford a full New computer. Thanks in advance for your reply.

        • 1. Re: Is there much difference and is it worth spending A$275

          Are you having any actual issues with your current  CPU? is it actually struggling? because if it isn't and you are just think about upgrading because you could have a quad, i would save up and get an i3 when you can. If there is a specific issue that you think will be solved by a new cpu hthen maybe, but still....

          i3 systems aren't taht expensive and will only get cheaper, so no dont get the quad (i just convinced my self ) wait untill u can get an i3 or even i5