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CDE_1246
07-14-07, 01:42 PM
This might be a noob question.

I'm just wondering, If i upgraded my CPU to a new one like a dual core or something from my current CPU, would I notice a big performance increase like less lag or better FPS? Thanks for the reply.

CDE_1246
07-14-07, 02:13 PM
I'm maybe thinking about this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116262

It's 115.00$. I am just wondering if that is a worthy price out of my paycheck because I know that right now I am using one old ass CPU, Pentium 4 Prescott. I am wondering if getting this CPU is worth it.

I know people are going to recommend getting a core 2 duo, but I can't spend that much money.

zerobeta
07-14-07, 02:18 PM
What about the E4300? It is about the same price as that Pentium D, and I guess it will be better in performance, even tho its not the best model.

I am not sure if you will notice performance with just upgrading the CPU.

CDE_1246
07-14-07, 02:29 PM
Thanks. Yeah thats what's bothering me, I don't know if that is gonna be worth it. Can anyone else please help? Thanks alot!

BTW: That core 2 duo, is it true that it would be 1.8ghz + 1.8ghz because it's 2 cores? I am sorry but I'm not that good when it comes to CPU's

CDE_1246
07-14-07, 09:10 PM
Bump. Please Help! :)

Rytr
07-14-07, 10:43 PM
Dual core is not exactly 1.8 + 1.8GHz but it does use two cores in processing. Best thing to do is read up on what dual core capability actually gives you over single core.
The processor you selected is out-of-stock and the one zerobeta recommended is a better choice for the 650i anyway for you price range. You probably can find some reviews on the E4300 and see what I mean, not a bad performer at all.

CDE_1246
07-15-07, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the info! I'll have to look up some stuff about this.

nekrosoft13
07-15-07, 01:14 AM
you will notice a difference

CDE_1246
07-15-07, 01:37 AM
thanks lol. Thats the kindve straight answer I was looking for!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115015

Thats an even faster CPU because I want the Conroe core. That is a nicely priced CPU. Now I just want to make sure that this is a good investment if I do decide to get it. I would be putting it in my current motherboard. I just need to make sure my motherboard supports it.

CDE_1246
07-15-07, 01:42 AM
Crap! I dont think my motherboard supports it!:(
I have a Foxconn 865PE7MC-S

CDE_1246
07-15-07, 01:45 AM
Oh well, It looks like I'm gonna have to go with my original plan, just get a new motherboard, RAM, and Video Card at the same time.

Capt. Picard
07-15-07, 09:16 AM
Oh well, It looks like I'm gonna have to go with my original plan, just get a new motherboard, RAM, and Video Card at the same time.

Money fixes most problems.

stncttr908
07-15-07, 01:31 PM
Yep. Socket 478 has been dead for years. Do yourself a favor and get a nice new board.

Rytr
07-15-07, 02:40 PM
One of the 650i boards (I run 3 different 650i boards) would definitely be a good inexpensive option in that it would support the Duo2 (or Quad) processors which would both support 1333MHz further giving you performance to support the 8800 GTS. The E4300 is a good buy at $119 as is the E4400 at $139 or less as both will usually go much higher with stock cooling.
In my experience the Pentium D's overclock very well but cannot keep pace with Duo2's at simular clock settings in processing or in gaming. So if you are upgrading go Duo2 or Quad depending on what you can afford.