What is the best Core 2 Quad?

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by Mad_Cat, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Mad_Cat

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    I'm getting an old Dell Optiplex 780 with a Core 2 Duo from my friend for free, and thought that it could be a much better main PC than my 2014 HP Laptop (With a broken DVD drive and keyboard lol) even though this laptop has decent specs (for me anyway). So I'm planning to upgrade that Optiplex with 8 Gigs of RAM and with a Nvidia Geforce GT 730, but im not sure which Core 2 Quad model i should choose for upgrading this. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jetpackturtle

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    Something from the e8 series.
    e8600 maybe? Idk much about them.
     
  3. PriusRepellent

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    Not all Core 2 Duo systems will accept a Core 2 Quad.
     
  4. Mad_Cat

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    I know, but i checked that this Optiplex's chipset does support Core 2 Quad (Intel Q45 chipset)
     
  5. MasterFluffy

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  6. WhatNot98

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    im pretty sure that those old optiplexes dont support the Core 2 quad Extreme series. i could be wrong though.
    My advice would be to throw a good old q6600 in it
     
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