Question Recommended LGA775 cpu for video editing

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Hi there, I currently have a pretty old system which has an lga 775 socket with a pentium e5700 dual-core processor at 3ghz attached to it. As said in the title i would like to upgrade my cpu to better handle video editing, but i currently dont have the budget to upgrade my motherboard so i decided to upgrade the cpu instead, right now im thinking of upgrading to a Xeon E5450, but is there a better option?
 
Unless you have REALLY LOW expectations, no LGA775 CPU is suitable for any sort of decent video editing.

These CPUs are all 10+ years old, after all.

The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the fastest LGA775 CPU, but just because your motherboard is LGA775, does not mean it supports all LGA775 CPUs.

What is your budget and what motherboard do you have?
 
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Hi there, I currently have a pretty old system which has an lga 775 socket with a pentium e5700 dual-core processor at 3ghz attached to it. As said in the title i would like to upgrade my cpu to better handle video editing, but i currently dont have the budget to upgrade my motherboard so i decided to upgrade the cpu instead, right now im thinking of upgrading to a Xeon E5450, but is there a better option?
And what motherboard ? It's important to know the compatibility, and not all 775 socket compatible with Xeon.
 
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Unless you have REALLY LOW expectations, no LGA775 CPU is suitable for any sort of decent video editing.

These CPUs are all 10+ years old, after all.

The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the fastest LGA775 CPU, but just because your motherboard is LGA775, does not mean it supports all LGA775 CPUs.

What is your budget and what motherboard do you have?
Apologies for the late response, I have a gigabyte G41MT-S2 (rev. 1.3) and as for budget it's somewhere below 100$
 
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First of all, i said the budget is somewhere below $100 but specifically it's around 60 usd that i have saved up and as much as i would love to buy a more reasonable cpu, i dont want to burden my parents with having to pay for it. I am planning to make my hobby into something profitable, seeing as i'm going to pick video editing as my sub course, and eventually get some decent upgrade for my system.
 
If I recall (and, it's been about 2 years or so since I was looking into this) getting an LGA775 CPU that's a step down from the max, or some of the higher Q9xxx rather than the QX9xxx CPUs, should cost significantly less.
 
i5 3470 $25
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-I5-3470-3-20-GHZ-SR0T8/264803921961?epid=19022100628&hash=item3da78b3029:g:sB0AAOSwAmNfDmo3&LH_BIN=1
Dell Matx LGA1155 motherboard $15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-42P49-Optiplex-3010-LGA-1155-Socket-H2-DDR3-SDRAM-Desktop-Motherboard/382588647172?epid=701986682&hash=item59140f7704:g:GX4AAOSwzbdbR9WW&LH_BIN=1
I have used that motherboard in a different system. It is a standard matx sized. Uses standard 4 pin and 24 pin. Standard PCIe slots. Standard fan headers. However you will have to mess around a bit to find the correct front panel io layout.

Your current ddr3 will work in that board. Might need a 1155 cooler too.

Alternatively you can find a cheap i5 desktop
 
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