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Posted · Original PosterOP

My Dad has an old PC with an Intel Celeron E3300 in it. He can not afford a new PC but wants me to put a new processor in it but i don't know what is compatible with that socket. The replacement should be around 3Ghz. Any suggestions are welcome


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RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

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Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

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CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

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Something like a Q6600 would be a good and cheap choice.


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3 minutes ago, A Silver said:

My Dad has an old PC with an Intel Celeron E3300 in it. He can not afford a new PC but wants me to put a new processor in it but i don't know what is compatible with that socket. The replacement should be around 3Ghz. Any suggestions are welcome

 

what chipset is it


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Matt_98 said:

what chipset is it

I actually have no idea. On hardware monitor is says the Motherboard is a Veriton M275 and under that there is something called ITE IT8721F if that helps.


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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I agree with RKRiley, a Q6600 would be a fantastic upgrade and you'll notice a huge difference. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

I agree with RKRiley, a Q6600 would be a fantastic upgrade and you'll notice a huge difference. 

I'll have a look at that. Is there anything closer to 3Ghz or should i just settle for that?


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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1 minute ago, A Silver said:

I'll have a look at that. Is there anything closer to 3Ghz or should i just settle for that?

You can overclock the Q6600. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

You can overclock the Q6600. 

Ok. That is what i'll get then!


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

You can overclock the Q6600. 

Do you have a link to where i can get it as on Ebay and Amazon they only sell used ones and i would rather get a brand new one.


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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1 minute ago, A Silver said:

Do you have a link to where i can get it as on Ebay and Amazon they only sell used ones and i would rather get a brand new one.

You wont be getting one brand new, they're 10 year old cpu's.

I'd be amazed if you can find any socket 775 cpu new, and even then, it wouldn't have warranty from Intel anymore.


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Peripherals - Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Keyboard Generic eBay C**P  Displays 2x Acer 24" GF246(1080p. 75hz Freesync)

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1 minute ago, A Silver said:

Do you have a link to where i can get it as on ebay and amazing they only sell used ones and i would rather get a brand new one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC2.A0.H0.XIntel+Core+2+Quad+Q6600.TRS0&_nkw=Intel+Core+2+Quad+Q6600&_sacat=0 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, RKRiley said:

You wont be getting one brand new, they're 10 year old cpu's.

oh... Where would be a safe place to get one then as we have a bad history with used electronics.


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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1 minute ago, A Silver said:

oh... Where would be a safe place to get one then as we have a bad history with used electronics.

Use the link I posted above


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Use the link I posted above

Will do


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CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 14/02/2017 at 11:22 AM, RKRiley said:

Something like a Q6600 would be a good and cheap choice.

 

On 14/02/2017 at 11:40 AM, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

You can overclock the Q6600. 

Turns out my MoBo is not compatible with a quad core as when i turned it on it made a constant beep and when i did some research i found out i need a dual core CPU.


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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22 minutes ago, A Silver said:

 

Turns out my MoBo is not compatible with a quad core as when i turned it on it made a constant beep and when i did some research i found out i need a dual core CPU.

Look for a second hand LGA 775 motherboard that supports quad cores. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 17/02/2017 at 11:12 AM, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Look for a second hand LGA 775 motherboard that supports quad cores. 

I am going to get a dual core cpu which has a clock peed of 3.2ghz. I can't remember what it is at the moment.


PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Alienware 13 R3

CPU: Intel i5 6300HQ @2.3GHZ

RAM: 8GB DDR4 @ 2400MHZ

Storage: Intel 180GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD, Crucial mx300 1050GB SATA M.2 6GB/s SSD

GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060

OS: Windows 10 Home

Screen: 13.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IP S Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

 

 

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