intel cpu e1400 upgrade to e3300

December 11, 2010 at 05:11:47
Specs: Windows Vista Business sp2, Intel Celeron E1400, 2x 512mb 800mhz (dual channel)
will this be a worthwhile upgrade? will i see a performance increase in 3d games?

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#1
December 11, 2010 at 05:46:37
Performance in 3D games mostly depend on the Video Card rather than a CPU (don't get me wrong, CPU is also important in 3D performance but not as the 3D accelerator itselft).
While the E3300 is definately a step-up from the E1400 (2.0Ghz vs 2.5GHz + 512Kb L2 cache vs 1MB), we have to know you full system specifications and games which you're trying to play before we can know for sure if your upgrade is worth it or not.

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#2
December 11, 2010 at 06:09:12
e1400
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hd5570 512 ddr5
2x 512mb 800mhz (dual ch)
vista business sp2

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#3
December 11, 2010 at 06:10:45
play all the new games.

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#4
December 11, 2010 at 06:53:47
If you're going to upgrade, at least get a Pentium dual core. Why would you want to upgrade to another Celeron? Have you considered overclocking what you have? The E1400 will easily do 3.0GHz @ 1333MHz FSB. That's a significant boost over 2.0GHz @ 800MHz FSB.

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#5
December 11, 2010 at 07:03:00
With that board it's impossible to overclock e1400 to 3ghz.

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#6
December 11, 2010 at 07:03:50
Well since the HD 5570 in not much of a performer, the CPU upgrade will not make any difference in 3D performance.
The E1400 can be easily overclocked to 2.4Ghz or even 3.0 --> 3.2GHz, that would be worth it instead of buying a new CPU.

E8500 | 4GB | 320GB | 9800 GT 1GB @ 720/990 | HP w1907 @ 1440 x 900 60Hz| Win7 Ultimate x64


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#7
December 11, 2010 at 07:27:33
i was also considering a second hand e6400..

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#8
December 11, 2010 at 07:29:24
and pentum dc series, i only hav budget of £40 max really

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#9
December 11, 2010 at 08:12:00
"Well since the HD 5570 in not much of a performer"

Who said it's not much of a performer? The HD 5570 with GDDR5 memory is comparable in performance to the 9600 GT, GT 240 (GDDR5), HD 3870. And by overclocking, it would be at least on par with the HD 5670, HD 4830 or 9800 GT.

"With that board it's impossible to overclock e1400 to 3ghz"

OK, I just looked at the BIOS chapter in the user manual. This BIOS has the stupid memory multiplier setting that's latched to the default FSB, but even so, if 2.66 is the lowest multiplier option, that means with the CPU clocked at 10 x 300MHz, the RAM would run at 800MHz (DDR). It wouldn't be the ideal 1:1 ratio, but it would certainly would increase overall performance.


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