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Intel Core2 Duo's going to be stopped from being sold?

by DoomEad / March 27, 2010 4:28 AM PDT

I have an Intel Core2 Duo 3.00Ghz CPU and have been advised to upgrade to a better CPU as the one I have is going to be stopped from being made anymore. Of course it all depends on what other Intel CPU will be compatible with my MoBo which is an ASUS P5KPL-CM. I'm pleased with what I have and don't want to upgrade any other components if I can help it as I did a major upgrade about 18 months ago and the PC is perfectly adequate for my gaming needs. Please advise!

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2010 8:16 AM PDT
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Intel C2D
by DoomEad / March 28, 2010 10:08 PM PDT
In reply to: Yup.

I have a GeForce NVidia 9800 GTX. Graphics card, MoBo, CPU all upgraded at same time

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2010 10:24 PM PDT
In reply to: Intel C2D

You are the usual pinnacle of what a gamer's machine might look like. Adding a few MHz to the CPU won't do much for a gamer here. How ever simple things like moving from wifi to ethernet may be the easy way to get some gaming "points."

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by DoomEad / March 29, 2010 5:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Then

Thanks for the comments guys, I really valued your opinions. The next CPU up from mine would undoubtedly be a Quad Core but there's still a premium to pay with the price despite them being old hat now. There's one CPU Quad at

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