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Babeman

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#1 10 years ago

I was wondering what would actually be faster than the other? I have a Pentium Dual core (2.66ghz), but if I upgraded, say, the E4300 (1.8ghz) would the Core 2 still surpass the pent d even if the clock speed is lower? And if I did upgrade to a core 2, what would be the best value?




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#2 10 years ago

Charts, benchmarks Desktop CPU Charts Q1/2008, PCMark 2005 - CPU[1256]=on&prod[1292]=on

There is a failry compreshensive chart for both processors, as you see, it is a bit of a mixed bag with both processors beating each other in different things.

IMHO unless you plan to overclock aE4300 its not much of a performance increase for the money, and you should be looking at something faster, perhaps a Higher clocked 'E' like the 4600 Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 "LGA775 Allendale" 2.40GHz (800FSB) - Retail if your motherboard permits?




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#3 10 years ago

Indeed^^

How about the E5200 Wolfdale (2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache 800mhz FSB $85usd). It's on the newer 45nm process so it runs cool (and overclocks like no other). May be your best option assuming your board would accept it.




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#4 10 years ago

Yea my motherboard should support it. You can buy the exact same computer with Core 2 in it (Dell E520). Also have been looking on the dell website and it seems I can also upgrade to the Q6600 quad core CPU. So if I upgrade should I just go right up to Quad? The chip is a pentium D which im looking to upgrade from oblivious, atleast from tigerdirect it is, I can't order from newegg, they don't ship to Canada. Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Processor BX80571E5200 - 2.50GHz, 2MB Cache, 800MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan in Canada at TigerDirect.ca




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#5 10 years ago

Do you mean a Pentium D or do you mean a Pentium Dual Core? They're two completely different things. If it is an Pentium D I doubt your motherboard will support any of the processors that have been mentioned here.




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#6 10 years ago

I mean Pentium D. I've been researching if the motherboard can support other processors and it can take all the way up to Quad, can only support one quad though. The Q6600. The dell forums is where I found the info. One guy said he has a Dell E520, Pentium D (exact computer I have) socket 775 (exact socket I have also. So I think I am compatible with a new Core 2. What I need to know now is the best one worth the money that I can support. I think it would just end up to be Quad core though.




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#7 10 years ago

I doubt if it would support any of the Wolfdale chips. Dells BIOS always has crappy support for CPU's, they mainly worry just about what you can order it with, and not what comes out later.

If the Q6600 is actually supported, that would probably be your best option. If not, find out what the fastest Core 2 it will support is.




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#8 10 years ago

The only thing I'd be cautious with is that Dell does change their models and keep the model number the same, so even if he has the same model with the same CPU and socket (any Intel desktop made in the last 4 years uses socket 775, it doesn't mean much) it doesn't mean he has the same motherboard.

What I'd do is to use CPU-Z to check what chipset your board uses, as that's a big factor in what CPUs it will support. Alternatively it might be worth contacting Dell (as in Dell themselves, not a random user on their forums). Whether they'll be any use or not I don't know, but might be worth a try.




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#9 10 years ago

Apollo75;4598895I doubt if it would support any of the Wolfdale chips. Dells BIOS always has crappy support for CPU's, they mainly worry just about what you can order it with, and not what comes out later.

If the Q6600 is actually supported, that would probably be your best option. If not, find out what the fastest Core 2 it will support is.

I can only recommend the Q6600. I've had no trouble with it so far(I've had my computer for a year this month).

Not bothered reading some of the replies, but isn't Pentium D a single-core?




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#10 10 years ago

Serio;4599942I can only recommend the Q6600. I've had no trouble with it so far(I've had my computer for a year this month).

Not bothered reading some of the replies, but isn't Pentium D a single-core?

Nope it's a dual.




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