Core 2 duo vs. pentium d

Emachines / T5230
March 12, 2009 at 11:47:13
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.3 GHz / 1021 MB
Just how much better is a core 2 duo than a pentium d 2.8ghz

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#1
March 12, 2009 at 12:03:34
Quite a bit. Does more, uses less power, runs cooler...

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#2
March 12, 2009 at 12:07:45
thanks

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#3
March 12, 2009 at 12:40:03
My question to you is why the upgrade? The CPU can't make up for lack of RAM or crappy onboard graphics. What are you hoping to accomplish?

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#4
March 12, 2009 at 15:20:27
i have a geforce 9600 gt and 3gb of ram, is it still worth it?

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#5
March 12, 2009 at 15:46:34
Then why did you put 1021MB?

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#6
March 12, 2009 at 16:06:36
this is all for gaming, sorry i wasn't clearer.

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#7
March 12, 2009 at 16:07:57
i put 2 gb ram anyway

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#8
March 12, 2009 at 16:31:54
I'm confused because in the original post you have:
"CPU/Ram: 2.3 GHz / 1021 MB".

Why would you enter that if you actually have 2.8GHz / 3GB?


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#9
March 12, 2009 at 16:36:04
sorry, i scanned my system and was using my other computer for that post, i can't stay still, lol. i'll post again with my new system specs.

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3gb ram


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#10
March 12, 2009 at 16:47:24
forget 2.3ghz/1 gb, computer i am asking about has 2.8ghz pentium d and 3 gb ram with geforce 9600gt, is cpu upgrade to core 2 duo economical?

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#11
March 12, 2009 at 17:09:29
"is cpu upgrade to core 2 duo economical?"

Are you still asking about the ASUS P5LP-LE? The Core 2 Duo is definitely a better CPU. I just had a look at newegg & they're only offering two that run at 1066MHz FSB. The E7400 @ 2.8GHz for $120 or the E7500 @ 2.93GHz for $145. Only you can decide if it's worth it or not.


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#12
March 12, 2009 at 17:15:45
yes i am asking about the asus, i want to run the newest games but don't want to buy much more hardware in the near future as the best cpu the asus supports is the core 2 duo

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#13
March 12, 2009 at 18:06:32
If gaming is your primary concern, you should invest in a better video card.

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#14
March 12, 2009 at 18:39:35
i just want to meet the min requirements and i think my processor is the only thing lacking for the newest games, let me know please!

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#15
March 12, 2009 at 18:58:09
don't think core 2 duo will work,

Motherboard specifications table
Part / Feature Specification / Support
Motherboard description Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS P5LP-LE
HP/Compaq name: Limestone-GL8E

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports Pentium D (Smithfield) up to 3.2 GHz and Pentium4 (Prescott) up to 580 and 670,

didn't know i had a dual core processor, is pentium 4 better?

geforce 9600gt
3gb ram


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#16
March 12, 2009 at 19:52:18
I posted your board info in your 1st thread (which for some reason you abandoned & started this one):

"Motherboard manufacturer's name: ASUS P5LP-LE
HP/Compaq name: Leonite-GL8E

CPU/Processor Socket: 775
Supports the following processors:
Core 2 Duo E6x00
Core 2 Duo E4x00
Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core
Pentium D 8xx Dual Core
Pentium 4 6x1 series
Celeron D 3xx series"

Yes, your current CPU is a dual core. No, the P4 (which is a single core) is NOT better. Notice the way they're listed...they go from best to worst.


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#17
March 14, 2009 at 20:33:13
thanks

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