February 21st, 2010, 03:03 AM
Help Choosing CPU, Motherboard and Graphics Card
I am thinking of getting a Core2 Duo CPU and supporting motherboard and graphics card.
Can someone enlighten me on the differences between
- E6550, E6750, and E6850 CPU?
- P45, X38, X48 Chipset?
I will be using this machine as a workstation and not for gaming.
Can someone recommend a graphics adaptor suitable for my purpose?
Any suggestion will be helpful.
February 21st, 2010, 07:46 PM
for the processor, higher number is generally higher speed.
The chipset control what kind of devices you can plug-in, for example is P45 the newest among you list, with support of PCI-E 2.0 and up to 16 GB DDR 3 RAM.
If you don't want to use it for games, you should be able to find a motherboard with onboard graphic card.