Need Help Deciding for Upgrades

xzeroxroxas23

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So I have a Core Duo 2 E8400 3.0GHz processor, and I'm thinking to upgrade it with a I3-4170, so will the I3-4170 give my PC a significant boost? or will it suck? BTW my GPU is GT430 and 4GB RAM. any processor that you guys might recommend is also welcome.
 

jaguarskx

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The i3-4170 is significantly more powerful than the C2D E8400. However, you will need to purchase a new motherboard as well because it uses a different socket. You will also need to reinstall Windows because the new motherboard will require specific drivers that need to be installed and the existing Windows install will have drivers for the old motherboard which can cause problems with the new motherboard.
 

jaguarskx

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The i3-4170 is significantly more powerful than the C2D E8400. However, you will need to purchase a new motherboard as well because it uses a different socket. You will also need to reinstall Windows because the new motherboard will require specific drivers that need to be installed and the existing Windows install will have drivers for the old motherboard which can cause problems with the new motherboard.
 
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