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Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:11 PM

I'm upgrading my computers processor for gaming but i need help because I'm not sure if the'll be compatible! Any suggestions would be highly appreciated! I have a Dell inspiron i660 but here's the specs!

Processor: Intel Core i5-2320
6 gigabytes memory
1 Tb hard drive
Integrated Intel HD graphics
and i have windows 7 (64 bit)
Hoping to run higher quality games (skyrim, battlefield etc.) But like i said any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

That is your current rig or the one you are trying to upgrade to?
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:54 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 February 2013 - 01:42 PM, said:

That is your current rig or the one you are trying to upgrade to?

That's my current rig! just asking if there is any good gaming processors that are compatible!
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:56 PM

Your rig should be fine with the exception that you would need a non-integrated GPU.

http://www.tomshardw...ics-card-review,3107.html
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 February 2013 - 01:56 PM, said:

Your rig should be fine with the exception that you would need a non-integrated GPU.

http://www.tomshardw...ics-card-review,3107.html

Could i install a non-integrated GPU as of right now?
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:05 PM

Assuming you have a pciexpress slot open then yes.. go buy a videocard.
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

View Postmodi123_1, on 06 February 2013 - 02:05 PM, said:

Assuming you have a pciexpress slot open then yes.. go buy a videocard.

Alright thank you!
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:09 AM

When upgrading your CPU, the best thing to do is get the model of your motherboard, and check out it's specs. A lot of people assume CPUs are universal, which means they could work on any board, but that's not the case.

I'd see what socket your motherboard supports, then do some research on which best supports your motherboard and budget.

As mentioned above, and depending on what you plan on doing with the PC - if it's for high intensive games, I'd rock a video card as well. Integrated graphics is definitely your current bottle-neck before the CPU.

Best of luck.
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Re: Upgrading processor question!

Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:34 PM

You don't want to upgrade your cpu. In order to get an upgrade that would give you a boost of more than 1% you would need to spend $500 and it wouldn't be compatible. Instead give me a budget, and I'll tell you a gpu you can buy that will improve your games' performance.
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