Can I use an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 in an Asus P5Q-E? 

by on June 10, 2013

Q: If I were to purchase an ‘Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 3GHz Socket LGA 775/Socket T With 12M/1333 Cache’.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-2-Quad-Q9650-3GHz-12MB-1333MHz-CPU-/261222544585?pt=CPUs&hash=item3cd213b4c9

Is it compatible with my motherboard. An ‘Asus P5Q-E Rev1.xx with Chipset Intel P45/P43/G45/G43 Rev.A3
Southbridge Intel 82801jr (Ich10r) Rev.00
LPCID Winbound W83667HG
(sorry for the cluster of info just putting what CPU-Z gave me.)

 
 

How come my HP Pavilion shuts off after a while after upgrading from an Intel 5500 to a 9300? 

by on May 4, 2013

Q: hi i have a HP Pavilion Dv2500 i want to upgrade to intel 9300 processor from an intel 5500 but when i put the processor the computer turns on but stays on for a while but turn off with the 5500 dont have this problem what i should do!

 
 

Can I swap in an Intel Core i53570 I5-3570 processor for an AMD Athlon II X2 215 processor? 

by on April 9, 2013

Q: I currently have a Compaq CQ5210F, and it just isnt cutting it for my needs. In other words, I need a new processor. I currently have an AMD Athlon II X2 215 processor, and i want to swap it out for an Intel Core i53570 I5-3570 processor. But i cant find the sizes anywhere, and i dont know if the new Intel processor will fit in mt pc. PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU!

 
 

Can I switch out my Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz with my Intel Pentium 4 3.0 GHz? 

by on February 18, 2013

Q: I have an older computer with an Intel pentium 4 with a speed of 1.8 GHZ. But I also have a pentium 4 with a speed of 3.0 GHZ. Can I substitute the fast one for the slow one or is there a compatibility problem?

 
 

Will I be able to run the newest games like Dragon Age 3 with a 3rd generation i7 processor running 2.6GHz? 

by on January 27, 2013

Q: Will These computer specs be able to play the newest games including Dragon Age 3, Guild wars 2, the Withcher 2 and Skyrim at the best settings.

- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 3rd generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM Processor (2.6 GHz, 6MB L3 Cache)
- NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GT 650M Graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory [HDMI, VGA]
- 16GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm)
- 750GB 7200 rpm Hybrid Hard Drive
- 15.6-inch diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1920×1080)

 
 

Should I keep my Pentium 4CP or my AMD Athlon XP? 

by on December 30, 2012

Q: i have two computers which one is the best to keep ?
pentiumR 4CP 1.60GHz , 1GB Ram or
AMD Athlon xp, 2 GHz, 480MB ram

 
 

Can an Intel U2700 1.3GHz processor run a 64bit operating system? 

by on December 16, 2012

Q: i have an intel u2700 1.30GHz processor and 4 gig ram running a 32 bit OS. i would like to have a 64 bit OS. and i’m not sure how to install the software from the manufacturer of my laptop. i don’t have the restore cd for it.

 
 

Should I go with the i7 3770k or the i5 3570k CPU? 

by on September 17, 2012

Q: I have a Q6600 intel quad core processor running at stock 2.4Ghz and a HD 6950 GPU. Im thinking of building a new computer in a few months and i am decinding on whether to go with the i7 3770k or the i5 3570k CPU.. From my own research ive found lots of people saying the i7 is not going to give you any better proformance then the i5 as it pertains to games because of this thing called “hyperthreading”. OK.
But I also want to make sure that whatever i buy will last awhile so i dont have to upgrade for a very long time.
So will getting the i7 help out in the future should games start using hyperthreading? or do you think games simply WONT use hyperthreading in the future and only CAD and video editing applications will see use for it?

If its likely future games will use hyperTh then mabe it will be worth it for the i7 over the i5…

I plan on hooking up a corsar H100 water cooler to whatever i get, putting it all on a sabertooth z77 mobo and overclocking the living daylights out of it :)

All i really use the computer for is playing ultra graphics intense games, and writing papers for school. No CAD, or other programs of the like. So if its forseeable that future games wont benifit from hyperthreading, im more then happy to go with the i5 and put the saved money elseware.

Thank you!

 
 

How come my screen goes blank after I get a message saying my display driver has stopped responding? 

by on December 7, 2011

Q: while using my computer sometimes the screen goes blank and this message appears.

display driver stopped responding and has recovered. display driver intel graphics accelerated drives for windows 7 has stopped responding and has recovered.

the screen comes back on in just a few seconds.

can you tell me how to fix this.

thank you.

 
 

Is an AMD Athlon x2 equivalent to a Intel Pentium IV? 

by on November 9, 2011

Q: Is AMD Athlon x2 equivalent to pentium IV?