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which cpu is better?

by jj16802 / January 19, 2007 11:33 AM PST

Can anybody tell me which one is better of these intel cpu:

1.Intel Pentium D 820 Smithfield 2.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
2.Intel Pentium 4 541 Prescott 3.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor


I plan to buy one of these to upgrade my pc, both of their prices are
close. But second one is support Hyper-Threading. I play a lot of game with my pc. Thanks if you answer me.

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What criteria are we using here?
by steve749 / January 19, 2007 1:48 PM PST
In reply to: which cpu is better?

Or to put this another way what would make one better than the other: Price, performance, single-threaded task challenge, frame rate of a game, or something else?

I would likely think that the Pentium D would be a better overall processor as it is a dual-core procesor.

Of Hyper-Threading or dual-core, I'd take dual-core anytime.

Regards,
JB

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Just upgrading the CPU....maybe it would be better
by VAPCMD / January 19, 2007 10:32 PM PST
In reply to: which cpu is better?

to upgrade the MB and CPU in which case you'd have better CPU choices.

VAPCMD

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Need your idea
by jj16802 / January 20, 2007 2:09 AM PST

My old pc is: P4 1.5 GHZ, 512MB memory, ATI readon 9600SE Video card,
I plan to buy a cpu above and a new motherboard and new memroy that
total costs $250, to upgrade my old pc. Because my friend just got a DEll Dimension E521: AMD 64X2 3800+, 1GB memroy, 160GB harddrive, Nvida 7300LE video card, but this pc was total disappoint me, it only can play BF2, BF2142 in low setting, can't play Rainbow6 Vegas!!! So
I want to know which cpu is better and good to me to play the game.
Thanks for answer me!

JJ

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Look at the graphics card...
by steve749 / January 20, 2007 6:04 AM PST
In reply to: Need your idea

That 7300LE is likely a low-end card where if one were to put in a higher graphics card, assuming the power supply can handle it, like say a 7900 GTX then it may well do fine on the game. Video cards are likely a bigger bottleneck in most of the newer games may be something you are missing.

Regards,
JB

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Take a look at the link below...not sure either of the CPUs
by VAPCMD / January 20, 2007 6:39 AM PST
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Go with Pentium D
by MattyMustng / January 20, 2007 9:59 AM PST
In reply to: which cpu is better?

The Pentium 4 is a faster processor for single threading applications. Since Pentium D's are essentially two Pentium 4's, the faster Pentium 4 will outperform the Pentium D on single threading apps. But, these days, a lot of things are multi threading and they utilize dual core very effectively. I would say the Pentium D is to you advantage to get. Make sure your motherboard supports dual core though. A lot of motherboards (915 chipset for example) do not support dual core. Some only support up to a certain clock speed to, at least older ones. But, I would go Pentium D. I imagine you are using DDR memory, so upgrading to Core 2 Duo wouldn't really be an option, unless you want to replace the memory. But, it would be worth it to replace the motherboard, RAM, and processor for Core 2 Duo.

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Installing Intel Products...
by castingRod47 / January 20, 2007 11:21 PM PST
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The Intel website[www.intel.com]has all the Info for such things..
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The Compatibiity issue is explained in that FRAME of MIND..
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It would be a quess by any stretch of the mind..but would hope that P4 is still a Minimum Requirement/but still a Good Processor in these times..I would definetly get my Processor Speed above 2.66GHz..or..2.8GHz minimum..HTT..Hyper threading technology will need a good read at the Intel website..
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You can either purchase a PC from DELL or Hewlett Packard/SONY/TOSHIBA..what-ever..everything is there to read..
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Or you can VISIT the Intel Website for a good understanding first..
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I don't think a GOOD PROCESSOR can be answered in this type of a FORUM..
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But my research as offered up/
Pentium 4..a minimum CPU for Video-Authoring(multi-media)..
Celeron D..really only small CHORES..Audio Creation-Internet Surfing..NO Expansion CARDS..
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The New Class of CPU..
Duo-CORE..have slow CLOCK Speeds but Higher FSB-speeds..
Here again the Compatibility ISSUES LOOMS-Large..
I might QUESS..that your old software is now useless..
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Here's a TERM:
Threading Safe..this is a good place to analyze your CHOICES.

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Save your money until you can get
by Ray Harinec / January 21, 2007 1:19 AM PST
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a Core 2Duo, Conroe core, A dual core Pentium simply runs entirely too hot. The Conroe corethe core2Duo] consumes only 65 watts and has entirely different architecture and outperforms P4's by leaps and bounds.

Remember the Core 2 Duo extreme saved Intel from continuing to have their CPU out performed by AMD.

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