My crappy PC

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  1. 121

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    I need a new PC but I'm just playing the old OFP atm. I want to get the fastest CPU and memory for it until I upgrade the mobo.

    My motherboard is the MS-7324 Ver 1.0 945G Series from Micro-Star International.

    Windows XP Home 32bit.

    The CPU is the Intel Pentium D 915

    2 x 512MB Samsung PC2-4300

    What's the fastest CPU and memory that's compatible with my mobo?

    I downloaded the mobo manual and got this info,

    'Revision history: First release for PCB 1.X with Intel 945G & ICH7DH
    CPU supports Intel Pentium 4/Celeron D Presscott LGA775 processors up to 945W (Prescott, Cedar Mill, Presler, Conroe and Smithfield) in LGA755 package.
    Supports 2005 Performance FMB CPU VR Design.
    Supports 3/4 pin CPU Fan Pin-Header with Fan Speed Control.

    Main Memory supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM.
    Supports up to 4GB memory size.
    Supports Dual channel DDR memory architecture.
    Supports DDR2 533/667 memory interface.'
     
  2. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    In all honesty I would not sink any money into that platform DDR2 is insanely expensive for no reason other than its legacy and you will most likely only find a CPU second hand.
     
  3. 121

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    Yeah, I'm going to get the parts secondhand off ebay. I'd like to know what the fastest memory and CPU I can have for now.

    I'm planning an i7 rig later this year.
     
  4. southamptonfc

    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    The conroe is the best CPU you can fit to that and will be a huge improvement over what you have already.

    This is one you want:

    SL9S7 - E6700.

    There is another E6700 which isn't compatible so make sure you get the conroe (SL9S7). Don't worry that the clock speed of the D 915 (2.8ghz) is more than the E6700 (2.66ghz), the conroe is a far more efficient and powerful design.

    Also, if you really want the fastest cpu, look out for an X6800 (2.9ghz) but they are rare and will probably cost double that of the E6700.

    RAM is cheap, while Windows 32bit can only use 3.3GB, putting 4GB in your machine will speed things up significantly.

    Get yourself 2 x PC2-5300 (667mhz) 2GB.


    That should keep your pc going for a year or 2 more!
     

  5. 121

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    Fantastic! Thank you :)
     
  6. JeyNyce

    JeyNyce Ancient Guru

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    If you want you can turn your old rig into a Windows Home server, once you upgrade
     
  7. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    I would personally hold off any upgrades until you have money for a more substantial upgrade. It's kind of pointless to invest money in such old hardware.

    deltatux
     
  8. mrmonsoon

    mrmonsoon Master Guru

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    Just to say...your socket is a "775", with a 945P chipset.

    That means you can also put in core2quads...

    I believe the fastest was the q9650 processor.

    That said, I agree with others, you would be better off not wasting money on this.
     
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    southamptonfc Ancient Guru

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    You're welcome!
     

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