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E2160 vs SL7E4 processors.


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#1 Johnny Boy

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 05:07 PM

Okay, my trusty 3.0ghz Pentium 4 HT, 2GB ram based computer has finally failed on me. THe motherboard is no longer working. My brother is going to be giving me his Pentium Dual Core E2160 processor, with an AsRock motherboard and 2GB ram. I am assuming I am going to have a preformance decrease from what I had, but I just want to know if that is going to be the case...and If so, by how much?

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:29 PM

Don't just go by the clock speed...

Pentium 4 HT 3GHZ -> Pentium Dual Core 1.8GHz = Performance INCREASE!

Why?


* 2 cores - faster
* newer architecture
* larger cache
* consumes lesser power
* easy to overclock

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:45 PM

yeah but you have to think that this is not your regular Pentium 4 chip. Its a pentium 4 hyperthreading which was supposed to be the earlier generations of dual cores. Thanks though, i see now how i will have a preformance increase even still.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:47 PM

That doesn't matter mate.
Any application will make use of the Dual Core's newer architecture to run faster.

The only area where the P4 3GHz HT proccy will equal the E2160, is in gaming.
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Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:50 PM

Thanks a lot man! Now another question, if I was to only have 1gb of ram on the new computer, would I still have a preformance increase from the old Pentium 4 build that had 2gb? I mean we are talking 2gb of DDR-400, to 1gb of DDR2-667 so I imagine the higher speed will make up for the lower amount?


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 08:47 PM

Ultimately, the processor+memory combo is what determines the performance.

To answer your question:
speed isn't critical and 400 to 667 isn't much, so more memory (read 2GB) helps.
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:24 PM

okay thanks man, i will probably wind up ordering another 1gb stick! thanks
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