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Upgrading to a faster processor

Discussion in 'Processor - CPU' started by Terrijv, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. Terrijv

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    I have a 2007 Dell XPS 410 desktop. The computer still works great, especially after I recently added more ram. I have bought a video capture device from El Gato to convert family vhs tapes to digital format. The minimum requirements for the video capture device are at least 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. My computer has a 1.87GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The capture device works but at times the image jumps and the sound is garbled. I need help – I don’t know what kind of a processor to buy online. I am retired and on a fixed income. That is why I am still using an older computer. Thanks!
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

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    I may sound mean but, I wouldn't invest anymore money in that Dell. If it works good, then run it.
     
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    What's the purpose of having faster processor is it for gaming? Well I think it's time change your computer if i were you. You buy a good pc with i3 , i5 or i7 with a good RAM also.
     
  5. Rich M

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    User posted he is using it for converting VHS tapes to digital. Personally I think your cpu is sufficient and those requests are not 100% in other words when the software calls for 2.0, 1.87 will do the job but where you might want to add is in ram which can actually speed up the pc and is both plentiful and cheap these days. How much memory do you currently use? Another thing that may be holding you back to is psu as Dell uses among the very poorest available and any thing additional can easily bring that to the forefront.
     
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    If you wanted to build a PC or buy a pre-built one, we could help you with that. For what you are trying to do even an FX 6300 would do wonders. Better yet an FX 8320 - because more cores will make a difference and the overall speed will also be better. Video editing, and the like you can get yourself something that will do much better by using the AMD upgrade path in my opinion.

    If you don't decide to get a better C2D processor for your current rig, let us know and we'll guide you to something affordable and that will do the job well.
     
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    Good point we have some sample builds posted and should be working on tutorials on how to build within the next few weeks and I believe we can help you
    in many ways better accomplish your task at hand.
     
  8. bringIT

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    If you are really looking to upgrade the processor you would need the latest BIOS available. Then I would go shopping for a Intel Q6600 processor. This processor will get you 4 cores and a clock speed of 2.4ghz. These can be found on Ebay and Amazon really cheap ($25 and up). Do realize a used processor could live a day or years, so your mileage my vary. Also as Rich-M has pointed out the amount of RAM you have may prove to be a better solution.
     
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    The Q series ran hot on the stock cooler so if the poster decides to go that route I would highly recommend a good aftermarket CPU cooler.
     

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