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#1 figgis41

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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:52 AM

Hi all, i'm thinking of changeing my processer from a pentium 4 with HT to one of the new dual core processor's that are out now. The thing is will it be any better than the one i have know. I play a lot of games on line & a friend of mine sed there better for this. At this moment i have a pentium 4HT 3.40 GHz 1gig of RAM. OS win xp ser pac 2,,, this is my 1st post i hope i've got it right,,, thanks all ,,, Figgis
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 07:56 AM

P4's come in 2 basic "flavors" - socket 478 and socket 775. If you've got a socket 478 you'll have to get a new motherboard in order to use a dual-core processor (they're socket 775).

BUT, not all socket 775 motherboards are created equal - you'll have to check to see if your motherboard will support the dual-core processor.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 08:14 AM

The duo core will definitly increase the speed of your computer, but what you really have to think about is like he said will it be compatible with your current motherboard.

If in fact it isn't then you'd need to upgrade your motherboard. This will be a few hundred dollars most likely. So, now think would you like to spen more on an intel or less on AMD I am currently running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 i believe 3800+ (65W) and it runs better then my dads Core Duo. Tho we dont use the same software and such, but it was cheaper then Intel. So Think about that. AMD is usually cheaper then Intel, but I do think they're about the same either way. AMD is cheaper and many gamers do use it. So, I guess if you need a new motherboard think about AMD as well as Intel and compare prices of course. A good site to buy hardware is Newegg.com it's the cheapest place I've found.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 11:50 AM

Thankyou for your quick replys, the socket is a 775, so dose this mean my MOBO is compatable, my board is a Fujitsu Siemens P5GD1-FM, hope that helps. once again thanks. Figgis
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 01:43 PM

Your board is socket 775. Here's a link
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:20 PM

I looked through the link garmanma sent, and it said your motherboard can only support celeron or Pentium 4 processors. You pretty much got the best processor it can use then.

If you want games to run better, maybe you should get more ram or a new graphics card?
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Posted 08 May 2007 - 04:22 AM

I thought about more RAM so i went on crucal and took a look, i have a matched pair of 512, so i have bought a matched pair of 1 gig bringing it up tp 3 gig, the mobo can take 4 gig so i think that will help. I have an 512 Nvida grafics card fitted so i dont think an upgrade on that is needed,,, thanks for your help once again all.,,,,, Figgis
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