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Want to buy a new CPU for pcsx2
#1
I want to buy a new CPU for pcsx2. This is my current system.

Quote:Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit
Core 2 Quad Q8200
4GB RAM
Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT 512 MB
Also I have to say that my current Motherboard let me not allow to OC my CPU.

I really love to play my old ps2 Games with pcsx2. I'm a huge fan of rpgs. I finished Shadow Hearts 2 and SMT: Nocturne with this emulator. Got full speed in 1920x1080 resolution. But there are many games (Shadow of he Colossus, Tales of the Abyss etc.) that won't work that good because of my CPU.

Can anyone recommend me a good CPU for pcsx2 ? (Budget is 300$)

Thanks!



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#2
Theres not a whole lot of options avalible to you. You could get a new quad core but for $300 you wouldnt get a much faster one, I would say for pcsx2 in mind getting a E8400-8600(dual-core) would give you the best performance. However you could also upgrade your motherboard to a 1156 socket get new ddr3 ram and get say an i5-760 and an aftermarket cooler for about $350-400, then overclock and get a really good system overall.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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#3
I'd suggest overclocking that CPU for now instead of changing the system and just getting a better cooler, no idea how good overclocker is the Q8200 tho but 3GHz should be achievable.
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670  --  Windows 7 x64
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#4
He did say his motherboard did not allow him to overclock though. But that seems wierd unless is like dell/hp etc. If overclocking actually is an option it would definitely his best one. All he would potentially need is a cooler.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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#5
The easiest thing to do is to buy another mainboard Tongue
PC:
EVGA 600 +80 PSU
NVIDIA GTX 550ti EVGA 2GB VRAM
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OS: Debian Stretch 64bits  Cool
OS: Windows 10 Home 
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#6
(12-04-2010, 03:01 PM)GamerGeek Wrote: He did say his motherboard did not allow him to overclock though.

My bad, totally missed that Tongue2
Core i5 3570k -- Geforce GTX 670  --  Windows 7 x64
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#7
(12-04-2010, 04:00 PM)Butz_san Wrote: The easiest thing to do is to buy another mainboard Tongue

Right that would be an easy way around it and much cheaper than a new cpu.
Specs:
CPU: C2D E8400 @ 3.6
GPU: GTX 560Ti 2Gb
MOB: Asus P5QL
RAM: Crucial 4Gb
OS: Windows 7 64bit/XP 32bit
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#8
(12-04-2010, 05:17 PM)GamerGeek Wrote: Right that would be an easy way around it and much cheaper than a new cpu.

Exactly Laugh, Also he can spend more money in an after market cooler for the overclocking Laugh
PC:
EVGA 600 +80 PSU
NVIDIA GTX 550ti EVGA 2GB VRAM
[Image: hj0zqy-4.png]
OS: Debian Stretch 64bits  Cool
OS: Windows 10 Home 
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#9
With his $300 budget, going for the MB+CPU+RAM trifecta should be doable. With the low clock rate on the Q8200, the i3-530 catches up to it in performance in heavily multi-threaded tasks owing to its higher clock and HyperThreading and does considerably better in less threaded tasks (PCSX2 included). It's also a beast of an overclocker. Smile

If you can spare an extra $100, though, i'd say wait for Sandy Bridge. It's just a month until release now.
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#10
Sorry, I dont want to replace my mobo and also OC the CPU. Wink

I think I'm gonna buy a Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 CPU. Is it possible to use it with my Motherboard ? (I'm using the Q8200, so I think it should be fine, am I right ?)

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