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Build Advice Best stock G31 chipset CPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by drjaydee, 21 Mar 2013.

  1. drjaydee

    drjaydee What's a Dremel?

    1 Sep 2009
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    Hey guys

    I'm looking to get a cheap upgrade to my PC to speed it up.

    I have an ASUS P5KPL-VM motherboard, with an E7400 processor and a HD4850 GPU.

    I'm looking for the best stock CPU I can put in my motherboard as I don't think my motherboard is good for overclocking because it's an energy efficient model.

    But I'd be open to suggestions on a GPU upgrade if that would be a better choice.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. rici1241

    rici1241 Minimodder

    4 Jan 2011
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    A Q6600 would probably be one of the best processors on 775, and you could possibly get a few extra Mhz out of it.

    As for the GPU, maybe something like a 5770 or 6850, depending on your budget, or a gtx 460. I don't think that board is PCI Express 2.0, so it might effect performance on faster cards.
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

    5 Dec 2011
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    The best CPU that will work in that work without overclocking is the QX9650. Unfortunately they're rather pricey on ebay (most go for about the same as a new i5 3570k). But you should keep your eye on the market place here for any core2quads that come up, or you could put up a wanted thread.

    I'd also go for a GTX 460 1GB, but try and get one with the 256bit memory bus. Later models only had 192bit and it hampered the performance a bit.

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