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#1 Commander Gman

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 03:43 AM

Ok heres the question...
I have a 1.8 duo processor and a program that requires 3.0 processor to run it
will my processor be able to run it? being duo?
Or do i again have to upgrade to at least 2.4 duo to make it work?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:28 AM

A good place to start would be if you told us which processor you have, and what piece of software you are talking about. There are different processor families using the moniker Duo. Usually when they say a 3 GHz processor they are talking about a 3 GHz Pentium 4.
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:25 PM

Ok as i said earlier,my processor is Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E4300
1.80GHz
800Mhz FSB
2 MB L2 Cache

The software im trying to install are games like Oblivion,Fear
they recommend a 3,0 Ghz more or less

Edited by Commander Gman, 02 June 2007 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:29 PM

It'll be fine. Core2Duo's are leagues ahead of p4s.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:31 PM

Here is the recommended minimum:

Minimum System Requirements:

* Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit
* 512MB System RAM
* 2 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* 128MB Direct3D compatible video card
* and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver;
* 8x DVD-ROM drive
* 4.6 GB free hard disk space
* DirectX 9.0c (included)
* DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
* Keyboard, Mouse

Dont worry about GHZ the Core series is much newer.

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#6 Commander Gman

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:22 PM

oh ok :thumbsup:
I tried a 2.4 duo processor with a 3.0 Ghz requirement and works fine
But the thing is that its not that really fast as expected
maybe a little bit slower than the expected
duo are designed to run multiple programs at the background
but i didn't knew yet they can handle as something as 3.0Ghz

Ok thanks for the info :flowers:

Edited by Commander Gman, 02 June 2007 - 08:26 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 08:49 PM

Hey Commander Gman -

Check out the chart h e r e.


Your E4300 is way up the chart over the Pentium D at 3.0GHz.

In fact, you have to go to the "mid range" chart to even find a Pentium 4 running at 3.0GHz.

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Edited by JohnWho, 02 June 2007 - 08:51 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2007 - 06:58 AM

Excellent chart JohnWho :thumbsup:
As always,I look forward to upgrade my processor in the coming days
I had bought a new motherboard to handle those processors
but i was a bit foolish enough to save money to buy a 2.4 duo instead of a 1.8 duo processor :trumpet:


But for now,im currently focusing on a video card:
Nvidia GeForce FX6800 Ultra
thats all i can think of in the mean time :inlove:

Still earning for it though :flowers:

Edited by Commander Gman, 03 June 2007 - 07:08 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 08:40 PM

I don't think a 6800 series card deserves to be paired with a Core 2 Duo unless I'm thinking in the wrong nVidia series here. A 6800 would talk in hieroglyphics compared to a Core 2 Duo.
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