Upgrading To A C2D From A Pentium D - Need Help. 17 replies

  • 1
  • 2

Please wait...

Big-V

The Internet ends at GF

50 XP

16th January 2007

0 Uploads

115 Posts

0 Threads

#1 11 years ago

I have just recently installed a brand new 640mb 8800GTS & after speaking to some people, they have been telling me that although I have a pretty good graphics card, it is crippled by my horrible processor which is a 2.8Ghz Intel Pentium D. They said that if I want to get the most out of my GFX Card I will have to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo.

The thing is, there's so many Core 2 Duos out there, I'm not sure which to go with. I don't want to end up getting a C2D only to find out that it isn't as good as my current Pentium D or just a tiny bit better. For me to justify having to buy a new C2D I want it to perform a lot better than my Pentium D & not slow down what the 8800GTS is capable of, so to speak.

I have around £110 ($223) to spend on a processor so I'd like to hear of some recommendations. I'll be buying one from here - Ebuyer - Cheap Computers, Laptops, Digital Cameras, TVs & more!

I just thought I'd come here & ask first as I don't want to just go ahead and buy one when there are so many & I might get the wrong one or something.

Thanks people :)




Bs|Archaon

I would die without GF

50 XP

15th March 2006

0 Uploads

5,910 Posts

0 Threads

#2 11 years ago

A 8800GTS should be alright with a Pentium D; so I'd only upgrade to a Core 2 Duo if you've got nothing better to spend the money on. Many people can be over-zealous.

Anyway, assuming your motherboard supports them (please check!), for £110 your best bet is an E6550. Should be somewhere around £105-£110




Big-V

The Internet ends at GF

50 XP

16th January 2007

0 Uploads

115 Posts

0 Threads

#3 11 years ago

Cheers mate, I guess you're right about people being over zealous. I've seen a massive improvement with upgrading from a 7600GT to a 8800GTS even with the current CPU I use.

I guess the people that advised me to purchase a C2D were the type of people that want to go out & break benchmark records haha, thanks again.




marvinmatthew

Tech is where you'll find me..

50 XP

13th April 2005

0 Uploads

3,627 Posts

0 Threads

#4 11 years ago

Just crank up the settings on your 8800, and the Pentium D will be fine.




SteelSabre

Skeptix

50 XP

27th May 2005

0 Uploads

478 Posts

0 Threads

#5 11 years ago
SteVen

"World's Best Boss"

50 XP

14th August 2004

0 Uploads

3,254 Posts

0 Threads

#6 11 years ago
SteelSabre;3947337Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail That's a good one for your budget.

For that same price the E6750 Model is a much better deal. (2.66Ghz, faster FSB, 4MB). But beside that, really your Pentium D is not bad at all, but if you really see problems then I would suggest the E6750.




arcadeplayer987

Revenge was here.

50 XP

25th April 2007

0 Uploads

1,819 Posts

0 Threads

#7 11 years ago

Your Pentium D is ok and you can overclock it if you think is bottlenecking your GPU




arcadeplayer987

Revenge was here.

50 XP

25th April 2007

0 Uploads

1,819 Posts

0 Threads

#8 11 years ago

SteelSabre;3947337Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

That's a good one for your budget.

Newegg sell products only in US




Rookie VIP Member

128,030 XP

3rd May 2005

0 Uploads

11,953 Posts

0 Threads

#9 11 years ago

The E6750 can be had for a mere £115 over here - if you are going to upgrade to a C2D I'd highly advise spending the extra £5 on one.




Big-V

The Internet ends at GF

50 XP

16th January 2007

0 Uploads

115 Posts

0 Threads

#10 11 years ago

I was told by somebody that with my current mobo I can't buy an E6750 & only an E4500. Can somebody clarify this. Here is my mobo - ASRock Motherboard - Product - 775Dual-vsta - Overview




  • 1
  • 2