I have a Q9650 quad/ Asus P5K3 Deluxe..like to change the processor to something faster. I edit everything but dont want to change the MB on this system. Is it adventageous to upgrade the prossesor only??
Here are the specs of the current sys:
3.00 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q9650
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
12288 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Multi-core (4 total)
Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5K3 Deluxe Rev 1.xx
Bus Clock: 333 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 1103 06/26/2008
I have 1 system 10,000 rpm drive
& an existing (2 drive) 1 gig each Raid 0 for all video/audio/project files..
Windows 7, 2 + year old Quad Core Q9650 @ 3 GHZ, Nvidia Geforce GTS450, Premeire cs5, , 8 gigs ram.
A waste of money without tangible benefits. The socket/mobo is too old.
Could you recommend a faster Mobo/Processor that would be decently priced?