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Question: Processor Question

In the please read this first it says, "Before posting your computer question or misc." so i think this kind of question is allowed here...So i'm looking at processors obviously, and i saw intels Core 2 duo processors, but i couldn't figure out exactly how they're better than say intels Pentium processor extreme edition. I don't know a whole lot about computers so maybe it's really obvious to someone else.Could someone help me out here? thanks

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Answer: Processor Question

Google can be very helpful:http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=amd+core+duo+vs.+amd

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Just out of curiosity, are Celeron processors a bad thing? I know, I know, I should not replace it. I would like to know what makes one better than another? Mine is 2.4 GHZ. Is that small? Bear with me as we travel down "teach the computer daft how to compute" lane. Thanks for the help.
 

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its pentium III but im sure it still applies to a p4




In summary, the main differences between Celerons and Pentiums are in the areas of bus speed and L2 cache features. Both Pentium-II's and -III's ship with 512kB of secondary (L2) CPU instruction cache. This allows the CPU to store recently used instructions close by and is responsible for much of their high performance.

The Celerons that Intel first introduced as a low-cost CPU alternative (266 & 300MHz versions) were basically just Pentium-II's without any L2 cache at all. This deficiency really punished Celeron performance when compared to competitive AMD and Cyrix chips. In response, subsequent Celeron versions (300A and up) were provided with 128kB of L2 cache. Though only one-quarter the size of the Pentium cache, it was built to run at the full speed of the respective CPU, rather than at half-speed as in the Pentiums. Due to its higher manufacturing cost and technical issues, the larger Pentium cache memory has always been set to run at only half the speed of the CPU itself. For a full-speed L2 in a Pentium design, you need to get into Intel's (much more expensive) Xeon line.

What Intel plays down-- but nearly everyone knows-- is that the full-speed, quarter-size Celeron cache gives them almost the same performance as the half-speed, full-size cache gives Pentiums. Thus you'll find that, for most applications, Celerons rated at the same MHz will equal or better an equival... Read more

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I have a question about my processor. I have a Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.2GHz. When I run dxdiag it says I have "Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs). My question is, what does the 2cpus part mean and is it like having a duel core?

Ah I posted this in the wrong one I ment to go to hardware, im sorry.
 

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Here is my question: Why is my processor switching speeds? It keeps switching from an AMD Athlon XP 1800 (~1.5 GHz) to an AMD Athlon XP 2400 (~2.0 GHz). It has switched back and forth about 5 or 6 times since I bought the computer about a year ago. Currently it is detected as a 1800. About three days ago it was a 2400. Obviously, this is not a serious problem, but I am curious to why it is happening. I'd also like to know what CPU I have. Thanks for any help.

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Download CPU-Z from www.cpuid.com that will give you the exact speed.

Does the CPU go back to the original speed when there is high load?

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I have a Intel 2.13 ghz dual core processor. Most games require 2.4 ghz processors. Is mine strong enough? Roughly how much processing power does my porcessor have, if both cores worked on the same task? Finally, is this processor powerful enough to use with Vista?
 

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Yes your processor should be fine... Don't worry about the processing power or the core usage. It is a dual core.That's good enough for most games and Vista. System memory should be 2GB and you also need a good video card, along with th dual core CPU
 

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Hey guys I have a socket 478 compatable mother board, does this mean my motherboard will only accept that certain socket, because Newegg.com has a processor on sale but its like a socket 775 or something it's a pentim 4 one... ALSO one more question here, I am deciding on either a 3.0 or a 3.2, is it really worth the extra 40 or so dollars... they are both 1mb L2 cache, 900 mhz fsb... and where on the net has the cheapest prices..?
 

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I'm currently running with:* FoxConn A6VMX Motherboard* AMD 7750 Dual-Core 2.70Gb Processor* 4Gb RAMWhat would be the fastest processor I could change to - and would it be worth it?

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This is your board click hereLooking at the specs it takes up to AM2 Socket imo you won't benift that Much performance suggest you save up and get AM3 or I5.

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Performance wise is there a big difference between an AMD Athlon xp 2500 baron and a Amd Athlon 64 venice 3000?

Thanks for any info you can give me.
 

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Quite a bit. But if you are looking to upgrade from the first to the second it requires a new motherboard, and potentially a new video card and memory.\

You can compare here: http://www23.tomshardware.com/
 

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Currently running an AMD Barton 2600 processor on a DFI Nforce II motherboard, DDR 512 ram. Im upgrading and I need to know what to do, I will either go to 1 GIG of ram, and up the processor to an AMD Athalon XP 3200+ OR I will leave the current processor in the system and up the RAM to 2GIG. Either way I plan on water cooling the system. Which direction should I go?
1 GIG RAM and AMD Athalon 3200+
OR
2 GIG RAM and Keep the AMD 2600+ Barton
 

Answer:Question 2. More RAM? or a Better processor?

It may depend on what you're using the computer for. If it is I/O performance that is important, like editing then I believe you will get more bang for your buck with more RAM. If it processor intensive, like computing convolution filters for image processing or rendering then the faster CPU is the better choice.
 

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Are any companies still selling unlocked processors??
 

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nope companies lock their CPUs.....
 

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As I'm learning more about computers every day, I honestly have one thing in my mind that has puzzled me so I would like an answer.I'm currently running my processor on an Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.00ghz, but when I look in my System Information it shows that I have two processors but the other one is clocked at 2.99 ghz. Can someone perhaps educate me on why there is a second core even if my CPU runs on a single core? I'll put a screenshot up for download if you really need it.[year+ old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:A question about my processor

A Processor feature called Hyper-Threading manifests itself as a second, "virtual" Processor as seen by the Operating System.

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I got a deal on a 3200+ and a gig of 3200 ram today, too good to pass up really. Did a little side work and got my new in the box stuff.

I was running a 2400+ with 2700 ram before and I do see quite a difference in my games, but that isn't why I am here asking for advice.

The 2400 idled at about 39*C and when it had been rode hard it would top out at about 48*C.

This thing idles at about 45*C and tops out at about 57*C. In my opinion that is some hot stuff. I know the max die is 85 and I know a faster processor is going to run hotter, but this much hotter?

I was out of AS5 so I used the stuff that comes with the processors heat sink, it looked silver.

Question for anybody that is running one of these higher end athlon xps. Is this thing too hot? I don't want to fry it, I put a furnace in to earn it. LOL

I guess thats all I want to know, it is a nice processor. Too bad I couldn't swindle a 64 for it, but that would have been cheating the guy and he is a friend of mine.
 

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I'm looking for a computer for my mom, she wanted a new laptop and while searching for her, I found a really nice laptop on sale and everything looked great in it except for the processor. It had an AMD Sempron 3500 processor. I don't know much about this type of processor, is it the equivalent of a Celeron? If so I'll just tell her to pay an extra $50 and have them upgrade the processor to an Athlon 64 Dual Core. Thanks for the help!

Answer:Processor question...

your exactly right *sempron AMD  /  celeron  Intel    There's nothing wrong with a sempron for  surfing the net and basic word processing  etc...A dual -core would be nice though, if your inclined to spend the extra bling...

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I have a question about my processor. I have a Intel Pentium 4 processor at 3.2GHz. When I run dxdiag it says I have "Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.20GHz (2 CPUs). My question is, what does the 2cpus part mean and is it like having a duel core?
 

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My Toshiba laptop has the AMD K2 333mhz / 64mb combo. What could I expect the differences to be with a new machine that is a Celeron 550mhz / 128mb combo or a Pentium 3 700mhz / 256mb combo. The two machines I'm looking at are referbished IBM thinkpads.
 

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the celeron machine would give you virtually no difference, it's basically not worth buying.

The Pentium Machine on the other hand would be signifigantly faster, although 700 MHz is getting a little old too these days. However this would not be a bad upgrade at all, because a 700 MHz Pentium 3 is SIGNIFIGANTLY better then a 333MHz K6-2, and the jump from 64MB of ram to 256MB is a huge signifigance jump as well. With 256MB of ram, you'll have no slowdown bottlenecks, and you'll be able to run a lot more demanding programs(in addition to having the 700MHz P3.)
 

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I have a AMD Athlon 64 x 2 Dual Core 4200+ processor in a machine that was pre-loaded with Vista. I`m going to dump Vista and install XP with SP2 and was wondering if I need to install this or something else.
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Thanks for the help.
 

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Can I run a socket 754 AMD athlon 64 3400+ on a socket 939 motherboard? If not then should I get an asus k8v deluxe motherboard w/ an athlon 64 3400+ or a 3500+ athlon 64with an asus a8v motherboard. witch motherboard would last me longer?

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Different socket chips will not fit in different socket motherboard. Socket 939 motherboards would last you the longest, mainly with many features the 754 is not capable of supporting (i.e. Dual Channel).

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is a 1.3 ghz duron processor weak? cause i hear it is, i might get an athlon 1.2 instead.
 

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Yes Athlon is better.

Q: What are the physical differences between the AMD Athlon™ and Duron™ processors?

A: The primary difference between the two processors is the amount of level two (L2) cache on each chip. The AMD Athlon™ processor has more L2 cache memory than the AMD Duron™ processor, giving the AMD Athlon™ processor a total of 384KB on-chip cache vs. 192KB for the AMD Duron™ processor.
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Difference between Athlon and Duron
 

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Would an AMD A8-6410 2.0GHz (turbo up to 2.4GHz) be able to run World of Warcraft, Herod of the storm, and Starcraft? At least on medium setting
 

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Ok, I have ignored this for long enough. This computer has a k7s5a pro mother board with a 2000+ amd processor and 512 sdram. It runs at 1.24 ghz and it should be at 1.66 ! Well when i slap the crap into 133/133 since thats they ram i got, it will load windows and then when I start doing somthing major like a game or movie it throws a blu screen. You think i just need to get new ram or what?
 

Answer:My M/B and Processor Question!?

you go to bios and change fsb to 133; that or you have a jumper wrong on your mobo
 

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Hi, I'm working on a compaq slot 1 p2 400 computer. According to the markings printed on the mother board it can support up to a 600 mhz processor ( I'm assuming this would be a pentium 3 ) Anyways, according to this page http://developer.intel.com/design/pentiumiii/prodbref/ Intel makes a 600, 600b, 600eb I really dont know what that means but do you think that it would be ok to install the e or eb processors if thats all I can get ?
Thanks !
 

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Hey guys, I gots a question! ^_^

When upgrading a processor, whats they main elements I should be looking at as far as compatibility? I know the socket is the big thing, but is there anything else I should know? Heres my boards specs as they are atm:

Base processor
Pentium E2160 (C) 1.8 GHz
800 MHz front side bus
Socket 775
Chipset
Intel G31 Express
Motherboard
Manufacturer: MSI
Motherboard Name: MS-7525
HP/Compaq motherboard name: Boston-GL6

The current processor is OK, but I think I'd rather upgrade. I noticed there are quad cores out there now with a LGA775 socket, would this one work?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017

Thanks for any and all answers.
 

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01386897&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=&product=3732641&lang=

Is that it? Yup, the 1st thing to look for is the cpu socket type. 775 for Core 2. The 2nd thing to look for is cpu support in the form of BIOS. Look at how to upgrade the processor. Are you up to it? The s775 cpu's don't have any pins, unlike the AMD one shown. The pins are in the cpu socket.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodinfoCategory?lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3732641&lang=en

The board appears to be made by MSI, but MSI site doesn't list this mobo. So your only option is to contact MSI for a cpu support list for this mobo/pc. Get that list. Then you can determine whether the Q6600 is supported. While you're at it, ask them for a new BIOS update.
 

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I have a standard dell dimension 3000 computer. I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my processor to like an AMD Athlon or some sort of dual-core action, Is it possible to even upgrade my processor?
 

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I know an upgrade to a Motherboard that is capable for dual-core is needed then the processor then reinstallation of windows... Post all specs of your PC and I'm sure you'll recieve more help on your question.
 

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hi i was wondering if i should keep my 2.8 ghz p4 non ht or swap it for a 2.6 gig p4 with ht is it worth the swap?
 

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What kind of P4 is in a Dell Dimension 2400

I got this info off the Dell site but if I have to replace it I don't know what type of P4 I am shopping for. Is it a Pent. D processor?

Intel Pentium 4 that runs at 2.2 or 2.4 GHz internally and 400 MHz externally, or 2.266, 2.4, 2.53, 2.66, 2.8

Answer:Processor Question...

Download this:

http://www.cpuid.com/download/cpu-z-141.zip

It will tell you exactly what it is.

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Is a Intel core 2 duo CPU running - 1.6ghz/800FSB ANY faster than the standard 1.6ghz?
I understand the theory about dual-core but i mean is it worth the extra $$$ or will it just be as fast as the 1.6 single?
 

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would it be worth it if i chose a AD Athlon 64 3400+ w/ HT Technology for 170 dollars more or should i choose a Athlon 64 3200+ w/ HT Technology?

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No that is not wourth it at all. I think most will agree with me but you will see little if any difference at all between the two.

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I just bought a Asus P4P800E-Deluxe from Newegg. I am so psyched about recieving it. I just realized that I will need a fan for my P4 Northwood socket 478 2.8Ghz. Does anyone know what pin coonector the Asus mobo has is it 3 or 4 pin. And what is the best fan to buy at a reasonable cost. I have been looking at the Dynatron D29 CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail for 7.99 Is this a good one. Here is the link from Newegg: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835114021

Thanks for all replies!
 

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Hey all,

So I bought an Asus notebook a day ago and although it's a great notebook, I realized after that it has a "Pentium dual-core", thinking that this was "Core2 Duo". After doing a quick browse on the store's website, I found that they have a very similar notebook but it costs $220 more. Here are the specs of each notebook:

The notebook I bought:

Asus K70IO-C1 w/ Pentium Dual-core T4200, 4GB, 250GB, DVD+/-RW, 17.3in HD+, GeForce GT 120M, Vista Home Premium

Price paid: $899 CDN

The other notebook they have:

Asus K70IO-B1-BIL w/ Core 2 Duo T6500, 4GB, 320GB, DVD+/-RW, 17.3in HD+, GeForce GT 120M, Vista Home Premium

Price: $1120 CDN

Basically, I have 7 days to make a return or exchange so I want to know if it's worth going back and exchanging the notebook I bought for the more expensive notebook with a bigger HD and a Core2 Duo processor?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Processor Question

Both are dual core, just sometimes they don't say core 2 duo. I don't know why that is, but there is no 'dual-core' pentium processor. It is just simply a core 2 duo. It is just marketing.

You are paying that extra money for a processor that is better quality, faster, and has more cache.

THis website explained it pretty well:
Core 2 Duo Vs Pentium Dual Core Expertester

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I am looking to get a new mother board and was wondering what would be a good board to go with my processor
it is a AMD Athlon 902.076 CPU MHz

Cache 256kb
any suggestion would be great full
 

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I have a slightly older 2.4 Pentium 4 chip with 400mhz FSB and a brand new 3.0 Celeron 400mhz FSB. I know that the P4 is supposed to be a better chip but with the Celeron being a higher MHZ and the FSB being the same which one is the better product?
 

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The processor packaging markings are (733/256/133/1.65v S1) but the Belarc spec comes up with 367Mhz Intel P3. So what speed is it? 367 or 733? I don't understand this stuff. Any help appreciated. Thinking of upgrading to a 933 Mhz but not sure this will now be adequate if I already had 733.

Baring all naivety in the hope of help
 

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Hmmm, do you have your FSB settings correctnly?

What does your BIOS read?

367x2 is ~734mhz.

So if you have a 133FSB, and its running at half speed....you get the idea.
 

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Ok, I've currently got a P4 Prescott 3.0 Ghz 1Mb L2 Cache (SSE3)
with 2.5 Gb Ram.
My friend tells me his old P4 Northwood 3.4 Ghz 512kb L2 Cache would be faster (he is buying a new processor) and is offering it to me for 30 bucks.
What do you guys think, would there really be any difference in speed, for that money?
Stuff I use my computer for:
Counter-Strike
Any new games that come out that I just want to demo (Crysis barely ran)
Photoshop or just multi-tasking like chatting, itunes, firefox..etc..
Thanks!
-Zip
 

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Could be wrong but I don't think that will make hardly a difference at all. (Please correct me if i'm wrong) However how old are both the processors? If his is much newer than yours (over one year) than I would go for it, only because it is worth the 30$ to add another year, ideally, to your processor life.
 

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Okay I saw a E6750 and E8400 dual core processor for really cheap. Like $179.99 and $204.99 respectively. However my motherboard can't run those so I had to downgrade. My motherboard can run E6700 and lower. However these are $300.00+. What the heck? I thought more advanced technology is more expensive. There's also a quad-core which I can run(thank god0 and it's only $219.99. Can somebody explain what's going on here?9And power requirements for the Q6600?
 

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When ever i see processors, either at a computer show or elsewhere, i always see an fcpga or socket 370. I'm looking for a Slot1 Pentium 3 667-733 mhz, but everywhere i go i never see Slot1. Anyone know of a website or store? Just wondering.
 

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The new coppermine CPU's are very hard to find and expensive in slot one form.... What you will need is a slocket to convert the fcpga chip to fit a slot one... MSI and Asus make very good ones.. Both are around $20.00
 

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Hey guys.
My kids & my Dad both got a hand me down computer for Christmas.
Computer A.(Compaq Presario) has a 300MHz processor, but can only handle 256MB ram & a 18GB HD. Computer B. (American Megatrends- I had never heard of that brand... it was a computer from my Brother -in-law's business ) only has a 233MHz processor, but can handle 1GB ram and a 130GB HD the tech guy from that company told me.
Dad does some business with his computer & really needs the additional HD space (well not 130GB, but more than 18GB would be helpful) Barring the fact that neither processor is worth the metal it is encased in...... Which would you go with? Is there that big of difference between the two processors?

As usuall thanks a million!!!
 

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Im trying to upgrade my brothers computer its pretty old 128mb RAM 1.2Ghz CPU 32mb GFX card.

what i want to know is how can i find out the socket number of the processor that is currently inside the machine as i want to buy a new CPU but do not know what socket no. my mobo supports.

is the an easy way to find out.

P.S. my methods are limited as i have no internet connection at home so i cant do an online hardware scan or anything like that.

any thoughts?

cheers
 

Answer:another processor question.

You might be able to open the case and look at the motherboard for a model number and manufacturer. If you can find these, then we can look it up for you online and find out what cpus it supports.
 

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Ok I am thinking about either getting an athlon 64 3200+ or an athlon xp 3200+. Is it better to get the 64 and have 1 gig of ram but not in dual channel or the xp and have 1 gig in dual channel? Which will give me better performance especially for games? Thanks

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well although you get a 1mb L2 cache with the clawhammer 64 . . .

some people, when gaming, care more about the video card than their cpu . . .

since youre gaming, which vid card are you getting?

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Have a HP Pavilion p6350z tower built in 2010. The last few months it would run slow or I would lose my internet connection altogether. Usually I would reboot my modem or restart my computer and most times be able to get back online. An interrmittent problem. I had Comcast economy low power internet connection. Thought that in itself caused some of the problem. The guy with the lowest service gets booted first. Comcast upgraded my service last week to a higher rating which is 150/10. I am a basic user and it seemed fast. But now it is very slow again and freezes up frequently. Comcast ran a speed test and it came in repeatedly above the ratings. Average is 178/12. They said their internet service is strong and not the problem. They suspected my processor was too small. It's an AMD Athlon II 240 dual core processor. A sticker on the front of my tower says It's a AMD Athlon II or 2x. The Comcast rep said that is the problem. Too small. She said todays internet requires more processing. She suggested I have a 5-7 rated processor and suggested Pentium instead of AMD which she said weren't as good. Can I install a new higher rated processor or do I need a new tower? I have mechanical ability to swap it out but I don't know if there's more to it. Any suggestions? Thank you Dave Dougherty

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When the system requirements says 3ghz pentium or equivalent do they mean the old pentium 4 speed and not the newer processor which is core2, amdx2 fx etc. Because I am confused I know that core 2 or core2 duo is faster than the pentium and also the x2 and fx and they have less than 3ghz.

Am I correct? So If I have a core duo 1.83 ghz so its haster than the pentium 4?

thx again
 

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I'm helping a friend build a computer for another friend and I would like to know the difference between some processors.

AMD Duron/Athlon/etc
&
Intel Pentium4/Centrino/Celeron/etc

I've just heard bad things and good things about each processor, but I'm not really sure what all the differences are. The computer we're building will be used for 'light' gaming and possible digital photography. So if someone could also give me a suggestion for which is best for the purpose, that would be great

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Hmmm....well i am an amd fan but do no digital photography. I mean a 2500+ athlon xp can handle light gaming for sure. Not too sure how good amd's are with...digital photography. Out of your choices. P4 and athlon xp are the best for desktop systems. Centrino i think is for laptops. The celeron is just [email protected]!. The narrowed down choices would be p4 and amd athlon xp.

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What's Up People, I was just wondering if I put an amd processor on a mother board with a pentium in it would it mess it up or no?
Thanks
 

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Probably wouldn't even fit into the socket.
 

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Hmm, Help me on this one lol!I have got 2 computers in just now and im trying to find which one has the better processor but it does not tell me what it is under properties, all it says is:x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~ 768HhzWhat processor is this iv tried looking over the web but no luck, the other one is an Intel PII but thats as far as I'v got because its not running at the moment so from what iv told you, which is the better one so far?Soda

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Did you mean to say it has a processor speed of 733 MHz?

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What would a AMD K62 400 compare to in a Pentium?
 

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About a P350, but it depends what it is doing.
It is actually closer to a Celeron as it has limited on chip cache.
 

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hi guys i have a question is my Processor : AMD athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 600+ 3.00 GHz good enough to support my NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+?

Answer:Question about processor

Hm, what is your processor?

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Hey guys i just got a AMD Applebred 1.8ghz, and the question is if i need to upgrade my bios for it? I have right now a Thunderbird 900mhz, and the date on my bios is may, 2000. But its a compaq motherboard, so its near to impossible to tweak, and I couldnt find any specific update for my motherboard.
 

Answer:A processor question

Are you sure that mobo is Compaq original? It may very well be some generic motherboard and all you have to do is to find the real model HP doesn't want to tell you. Then just go and get the BIOS/specs from the real manufacturer.
 

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I was told that my Intel Pentium E2140 Dual Core Processor 1.6GHz may limit the performance of a 8800GT. Is this true? If so, can I upgrade my processor and what can I upgrade to? I think I have a 775 socket motherboard. Have 2GB memory.

Thanks
 

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This is my first time purcasing a pentium 4 processor. Will the heat sink, mounting clips, fan, and thermal grease come with the processor? Is it necessary to use thermal grease? Thanks.
Here are the specs for the processor:

INTEL PENTIUM 4 2.0A GHZ (BX80532PC2000D) W/512K CACHE 400FSB 478-PIN RETAILED
 

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If i have a dead processor will that make the computer not boot? I mean nothing like no BIOS beep or anything. To where power button doesnt do anything. will a processor cause that? my psu wont even boot i do have a green light tho on the board, that is all i get. Nothing else i have 3 brand new PSU i have tried, so thats not the issue, i heard that a dead processor can make a computer look complety dead.

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I have a quick, and stupid, question. Basically, I need to know where my Celeron falls in line with the Pentiums and AMDs of the current world. Most of the programs that are coming out now adays are coming close to the processor size that I have but they are asking for PIIIs as a requirement. Would I be able to run these programs as long as I have at least the same size processor or does the class matter? If this doesn't make any sense let me know and I give an example of what I mean.
 

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How fast is your Celeron? Some of the old ones are 300mhz and less, new ones are up to 1.2 GHz. Class does matter, a Celeron 600 isnt as fast as a P3 600, and some Athlon 1.4's are faster than some P4 1.8's.
 

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How do AMD and Intel processors compare? I am looking at this notebook http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Spec...6/rpem/ccd/productDetailSpecification.do#tabs and it has the AMD processor. How does it fare against the Intel processors?
 

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Personally, I think CPU's are a matter of preference and personal experience. I've had good results from both processors. My home PC runs an Athlon 64 3200+ and it performs perfectly; it's FAST, never overheats (steady 46c at full load, 39c-41c at idle) and I like it alot. Alot of gamers swear by AMD (I think it's because AMD's tend to be easier to overclock). But Intel is known for rock solid, long term steadyness... Also, you can find benchmarks all over the 'net that 'prove' this one is faster or that one is better; it's very subjective. Just think about what the PC's primary use will be (games, surfing, office/student type work) and see if the specs will provide the performance needed. That's about all I can say. I hope it helps.

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Is Intel Core 2 Duo is newer than Intel Pentium 4?

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If the system has a Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 1.8Ghz - With the front bus, how fast is it really? I don't know the speed of the front bus. I ask this because I was told that it really performs faster then a 1.8

Here are the other specs if that helps:
-Asus P5B-VM SE motherboard
-Gforce 8600 GT 256MB PCIX
 

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the e6300 performs well. I had a pent d 930 @3 gig and the e6300 outperformed it . Hope that helps
 

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So this weekend I recovered my old desktop from my parents in the hopes that I could play Diablo3 with it. It is a Dell XPS E521 with Windows Vista, but I have a windows 7 disc lying around somewhere I plan to install on it. Anyway, I knew I would need to get a new video card but it turns out my processor doesn't meet the minimum requirements either... I have a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+ 2.10GHz and the minimum required is the same but with 2.80GHz. I'm wondering if I can replace the processor or add GHz to it some way or would it be just plain easier to get a new computer and attempt to sell this old thing. I also have a laptop with a 2.40ghz and even more RAM than my desktop but I figured for gaming purposes the desktop would be the best route. Any advice/insight would be really helpful and greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
 

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I have a " cyrixinstead 6x86MX " processor and bought a new CDR/W drive. I meet the ram requirements and space needed but it want's a pentium class processor. Is it???
Also what's the difference between an inhanced IDE and a regular one? How can I tell if that's what I have?
As far as the computer brand????? I have no idea. I am running Win98 32MB ram 2gig hard drive (small I know) 600MB or so of memory left. The CDR/W is made by Hi-Val its a 24x 10x 40x
I would just like to know befor I open it. You know so I could return it easier.
 

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Alright, so i have a Slightly Customized E-Machines T5082 (GPU and RAM upgraded is all) It comes with an Intel Pentium 4 Processor 631. I dunno what any of this means, But i was just wondering. Should i get a Duel, Tripple, Quad, OR save for a 6 Core or i7? Lets Say Price Range of $200

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um...... my guess is your mobo won't take a much better cpu so i'd say save and get it later on

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When I look at the device manager, it indicates that the computer is a ACPI mulitprocessor.  Under the task manager, I see what appears to be two CPUs, running at slightly different load levels (just like what I see on my E6600 dual core desktop). Can anyone explain the two processors in the task manager? Thanks...

Answer:S10 Processor question...

I believe it is only a single core processor, but with hyperthreading enabled.   It therefore appears to be two cpus.  In any case you can find out lots more info on hyperthreading on the internet, it was used on the old netburst based P4s before dualcores became widely available.

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in my lapop i have an intel centrino duo processor, so i have two procesors that are 1.66 GHz each. i bought the new need for speed carbon game the other day but cant play it because it needs 1.7GHz to run. i thought the processors ran together to make 3.2GHz but obviosly not so i cant play my game. is there any way to bridge the processors so i can make then run as one and play my game? thanks guys
 

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Which of these is comparable in performance to an Intel Core 2 Duo e6400?AMD 64 Dual Core:360038004000420044004600480050005200540056006000Cheers!!!!!

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Hi, roughly equal to 5600+

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so i want to upgrade my intel core i3 330m but i dont know if its compatible

it is Socket 989rPGA

and i just bought a i5 without knowing if its compatible , here are the specs
http://www.cpu-world.com/sspec/SR/SR1H8.html
someone answer asap thanks
 

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Which processor is better and why?

AMD Athlon 64Bit 3200+ or Pentium 4 - 3.2GHz and both of them with 800 FSB

I need to know this info because I am going to buy a gaming computer soon

Thanks

aznman

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They are pretty equal though, if you want a system that will last for the future, than the 64 bit AMD is the way to go.

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hello, is there any software out there that can check what hardware you using other than open up your pc? like what processor and stuff like that...
 

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Xhui said:



hello, is there any software out there that can check what hardware you using other than open up your pc? like what processor and stuff like that...Click to expand...

Several below, I use EVEREST Home Edition, but all are good.

http://majorgeeks.com/download181.html
http://majorgeeks.com/download1385.html
http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

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alright so i was wondering whats the differnce from

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 2.80 GHz

and

Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 3.00 GHz w/HT Technology

and if there is much of a difference is it really worth it to spend more money to get the Hyper Threading one?

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the latter is better, faster clock speed plus the HT, its defenantly worth the extra money

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which is the best processor for 3d moddeling and using office,(sum games doom 3, hl2..)

1.Pentium-4 3.4GHz, Hyper-Threading Prescott 1M L2 Cache with retail box with heatsink and fan

2.Pentium 4 LGA775 3.4GHz, 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, Boxed

3. Amd 64 3500+ s939

there all around the same price so it dosen't really matter.

i already know the amd is better in gaming and dosen't perform as well as intels in apps but, other than benchamrks is there a
noticeable difference in app performance?

there's also a p4 lga775 with 2mb L2 but its only 3.2 ghz, will
this make it faster than the 3.4 with 1mb L2 ?

Answer:yet another Processor question....

Most people here will say go with AMD, but its totally up to you. In the long run they all do what you want them to.

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Ive got a dell inspiron e1505 w/ a intel duocore, i dont know very much about dual core processors. My problem is if i am ripping a dvd or cd my computer becomes very slowed down and cant run anything else, when i press ctrl alt del and check the cpu performance it says 50%. How do i use the other 50% of my cpu so i can still do things while im ripping something?
 

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Is a 2.2ghz Intel Dual Core CPU better than Prentium 4 2.4ghz CPU

Will it run games faster or slower?
 

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I am currently running Windows XP on an HP computer and would like to check what processor I have. How do I do this?

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click start/control panel then system...the general tab should show your cpu

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OK, I am so lost in the world of processors.

My first question: Do all processors fit all motherboards?

My second question: How hard is it to install a processor? (I have installed RAM, Video card, sound card, usb slots, and hard drives. So you can compare it to those).

And My third Question: Could you help me find one right for me and my computer? (everest report attached)

Thanks alot
 

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I_DROWN_FISH said:





My first question: Do all processors fit all motherboards?Click to expand...

No. There will be ranges of CPUs by different manufacturers that will use the same socket, but by no means does this cover ALL processors and motherboards. The main manufacturers are Intel and AMD, and they use completely different sockets, and periodically change their standard.



I_DROWN_FISH said:





My second question: How hard is it to install a processor? (I have installed RAM, Video card, sound card, usb slots, and hard drives. So you can compare it to those).Click to expand...

Installing the processor itself is a snap. Simply lift the retaining latch, drop the CPU in correctly (it will only align one way), and close the latch. Putting the heatsink on it is the tricky part. This requires a THIN layer of thermal compound to ensure conductivity on the CPU, and the heat sink usually snaps into a plastic retainer. Some are as complicated as screwing to the motherboard. You'll have to check the documentation that comes with it. I've had to take out the motherboard to do it before.



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And My third Question: Could you help me find one right for me and my computer? (everest report attached)Click to expand...

The processor reported here uses Socket 478 (meaning it has 478 pins). Any of the processors at this link should substitute nice... Read more

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When ordering a computer, I was told by the vendor that they no longer had the P4 2.24GHz available, but they were willing to "upgrade" me to a P4 2.4 at no charge -- what a deal I thought! Well, as it turns out, the 2.4 runs on a 400 MHz FSB vs. the 2.24's 533 MHz FSB. Is it still a "deal"? Is there an appreciable difference between the two? Computer usage is primarily for desktop publishing, with a mix of gaming (FPS, RPG) thrown in on the weekends.

My non-educated mind tells me that, with the increase in processor speed, the decrease in FSB speed will not be noticeable. Also, I would expect that running an ATI 9700 PRO would negate any processor speed differences where gaming and graphics design are concerned.

What say you all?

Thanks!
 

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I have a Compaq 5008US 800MHz Celeron PC and I wanted to know if it is possible to replace the processor with another celeron that is about 2-3 GHz. Would it be an easy replacement? and if i use the restore CDs would the PC get messed up?

Thanks
MJ
 

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Trying to make sense of this.

Device manager shows under processors (8 times of) - Intel(r) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz

Then

Control Panel/System and Maintenance/System Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz 2.65GHz

Don't know how to post a screenshot if able. Bought the pc from a vendor so I need help verifying what I got.

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take a screenshot, upload it on imageshack, use the [img] and [/img] tags.

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I have dell dimension 5150 P4 computer. I am wanting to upgrade the processor. what are compatible chips and the max MHz speeds I can install to the E187242 socket775 mother board? Will this board support a dual core processor?
 

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There are a few processors for socket 775.

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/intel-s775/intel-socket775-platform.html
 

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First of all I want to introduce myself My name is Greg I live in Michigan and I have been around computers all my life I started working with computers back in the early 80's My first computer was an IBM compatible 8086 Processor I think it had 16K of memory also. I want to apologize if this post is in the wrong forum. I have questions about a couple of things. First of all my Processor seems to be running quite slow. I am not sure if it is overburdened with running programs or what. I have a 1.7 Ghz pentium 4 processor with 384 megs of ram I have a NVidia Geforce 3 card with 64 megs of ram onboard. I have tried several things to free up space on the hard drive and to possibly get rid of some of the programs that may be running in the background. I have also run norton anti virus and Ad-aware for the spyware and found nothing that made any difference. Nothing seems to help. I am running Nortons speed disk on my machine as we speak so I cannot say if it has helped yet. Another problem that I am having is When I hit control alt delete my task manager pops up but there are no tabs at the top. it is stuck on the screen that shows running processes but I cannot change it to anything else. Can anyone help me with this. Is there a way to get back the tabs that are normally on top of the task manager window. Thank you so very much for any responses.

Greg

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Didou
 

Answer:Question about Processor Speed

double click the light grey sourrounding the white with all the text in it, that will bring you back to the full window.

So basically your asking, how to make your computer faster?
 

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I am not very well educated regarding computer hardware. This is my question- I have a 200 MMX Megahertz processor in a 1997 Dell PC. I have a cable modem. Does the processor speed slow down the cable modem or does it matter at all? In other words, does a processor speed only count when one is talking about dial-up modems? I'm going to be starting a website and that's why i'm asking. Thanks

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your cpu (processor) speed will hinder how fast you can load a web page, depending on what else is going on in your system and how much memory you have installed.

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Yeah hi, I have a question- Which would run faster/more efficiently, a Pentium M processor running at 2.0 GHz, or a Core Duo running at 1.6 GHz, and which one would you recommend? Both the same RAM too. Thanks!
 

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Okay guys I am about to buy a Y510p and I have been following the discussions regarding the 4700 processors in some models and the 4702 in others. A problem I've been noticing with the 4700 is the high heat when using intensive applications versus the 4702. My main question is this is it worth it to pay extra $200 to get the 59370006 model off of Lenovos website which has the 4702 and 8 more GB of RAM or stick with the 59375625 off of Newegg which has the 4700?.













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Recently my computer started to stop in the middle of what I was doing and the screen would turn completely black and I would get no response to my keyboard or mouse. I've tried many steps ie - removing ram, reseting cmos, disconnecting and reconnecting all power and components, using the onboard video card and my PCI-E card and still no luck. I'm trying to figure out if I need to buy a new processor or a new motherboard or possibly both? Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
 

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Any ideas anyone?
 

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Ok. Current I have a Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott 800MHz FSB LGA 775 EM64T Processor Model BX80547PG3200F (3.2 Ghz).
Motherboard a ASUS MB P5WD2 Premium Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 955X ATX Intel Motherboard.

Im about to upgrade to a Core Duo and was wondering if first) will I need to reformat my pc when I upgrade it and 2) Can I look for any LGA 775 core duo or do I need to find something specific?
 

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I am going to replace a bad motherboard on a pc. The question is, the socket on the board is marked "492". It has an AMD XP 3000 processor. Is a 492 socket the same as a Socket "A"? It seems most boards that support AMD proc's havew a socket A?
 

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492? do you mean 462?

Socket A is also Know as socket 462, which is what Amd XP 3000 cpu is, the XP 3000 was or is avaible with 333fsb or 400fsb
The 462 is the number of pins on the cpu or the socket it fit's into.

What brand & model PC are you thinking about replacing the motherboard?
Some brands wont just accept any socket A mobo.

Here's good socket A mobo, one of the best:
http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socketa/a7n8x-e-d/overview.htm
There are others, look for NForce chipset
Stay away from Asrock & PC Chips mobo's they are the bottom of the barrel!
 

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I guess this belong in Hardware since it pertains to processors.

I have a dual core processor. I know I can set each programs affinity to the processor, and I'm pretty sure programs need to be programmed for dual threading, if so. Does having a program programmed for only single threading with the affinity set to both CPU 0 and 1 make a significant difference whatsoever as to having it's affinity set to only 0 or 1? Or am I totally wrong and programs do not need to be programmed for dual threading?

And if I am right, what is the point of a tri or quad core processor for the average consumer (Non-commercial) at this point in time?

Thank you for clearing these things up for me.
 

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I'm finally looking to upgrade my laptop.

I guess my major question is the majority of the new laptops with i7 processors are the 720 series which has a clock of 1.6Ghz but it says can be run at up to 2.8 GHZ. does this mean it will run at 1.6 unless I overclock it in the BIOS or it will automatically up its speed if needed?

I'm looking at this ASUS G51JX

Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G51JX-X1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M

I'm not a huge gamer but would like to run modern Warfare 2 and stuff of that level on it(currently the most intense game my comp can run is star wars battlefront 2)

I am a computer engineering student and use a lot of intensive software as well.

I'm fairly set on this asus, unless anyone can recommend anything else. there was a solid HP too.
Newegg.com - HP Pavilion dv6-2190us NoteBook Intel Core i7 720QM(1.60GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M

but the asus has the better graphics card.

Thoughts anybody?

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Welcome to TF!

I wouldn't go with HP. ASUS is my #1.

I belive the CPU needs to be overclocked to be faster. Some manufacturers shut that option off in BIOS, to save you from breaking the board. I would just leave it as is. That isn't a huge jump.

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I'm really curious about what will happen if I change/upgrade my processor on my current motherboard. I really don't want to do something complicated and exhausting when I change it.

So the question is, do I need to reformat the whole thing and set it up all over again and install all the needed drivers when I change/upgrade my Processor?
Is this true also when I change/upgrade my Video Card?

Answer:Question about changing the processor.

No you don't need to reformat.
When you change the video card, you might need to reinstall some drivers, but only if its changing from ATI to nVidia or nVidia to ATI.

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Ok, I am not very computer savvy and have a question about notebooks. I am considering buying the Gateway 200x Notebook with Pentium M 1.4 Ghz Processor and 512 MB of RAM. I love this notebook because due to the Centrino Mobile Technology, its a very small computer as opposed to the much bigger and heavier 2.4+ Ghz computers out on the market.

Now I know that the amount of RAM a computer has is the major componant as to how well programs run, does it really matter that I am getting a 1.4 Ghz as opposed to something at or above 2.4 Ghz if the RAM is equal? Will my programs run that much differently? I won't be running any games, but I will be running some intensive programs such as Illustrator and AutoCad. Thanks for any help!

Answer:Question about processor speeds

well....there is a HUGE difference between 1.4 and 2.4

you don't need 2.4GHz but 1.4 is kinda small

I would suggest 1.8GHz or higher

512Mb of ram is good

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I have a AMD sempron TM processor LE-1300, i want to change my graphics card, the current 1 sucks its 6 series. Ok so will I be able to install like a nvidia 9 series on here? will the Sempron CPU probably bottleneck.?
Is this processer a PCI or PCI express 16 slot or w/e?
Lastly, any1 knw a good guide i can use to change my graphics card on this processor/desktop.
 

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That low-end AMD Sempron processer has nothing to do with what type of video card you can install.

Look at the motherboard and see if it has an AGP slot or a PCI Express slot for installing a video card.

Look at the power supply and see what wattage it is.

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If your computer is a factory brand one and not a custom made one, advise what the brand name and model name and model number of it is.

Does it currently have a video card or does it have integrated graphics built into the motherboard?

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Is there a real noticeable performance difference between a Pentium 4 3.4ghz processor and a Pentium D dual core 3.4ghz processor. I don't much care for being at the peak of technological ends unless there is a significant enough difference to warrant me paying $100 dollars more for the latter. Hell, my current processor is 1.7 ghz. I will be running vista, I will want to play some recent and new games, but will I truly notice a difference is or is it all just numbers?
I've looked at specs, and wiki but all those acronyms and numbers don't mean anything to me so help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Please clarify this processor question

dual core mainly means you can do more at once. in some programs it will take advantage of that and will be faster. It will also help out in multi tasking.

I am just wondering why would you go for Pentium D dual core 3.4ghz processor, when there is the intel core 2 duo. They are faster, produce less heat, and consume less energy. Is is to save a few bucks? The core 2 duo E6400 runs at 2.13 Ghz, and is about the same performance as the 3.4Ghz dual core. The E6400 is $8 more and you will be in a better position to upgrade in the future.
 

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Im havin problems with my latop overheating and then shutting down. Its driving me crazy cause i think i know what the problem is, its regarding how many processes are running on my system, i have about 36 processes running. But anyways, to resolve this issue, i have a regular fan blowin under my laptop in the area of where my processor is. Will this harm my computer in the long run? Im wondering if it'll keep melting because it gets so hot and then eventually not work at all. Someone please help
 

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if the bus speed is lower and the multiplier is higher, does that result in overall faster speed, regardless of the core speed? or does it not matter?

just wonderin

thanks!
 

Answer:question about processor multipliers

Makes no difference to the speed of the cpu.
It does however affect FSB speed which is a measure of data transfer rate between the CPU and the northbridge (and is actually the CPU core speed x 4 (quad pumped)). It also directly links to memory and memory bus speed (which is dual channel).

eg.

cpu core 200 x Multiplyer 10 = cpu speed 2000Mhz(2Ghz) = Quad pumped FSB 800Mhz = 400mhz speed ram x 2 (dual channel) = 800mhz memory/memory bus speed
cpu core 100 x Multiplyer 20 = cpu speed 2000Mhz(2Ghz) = Quad pumped FSB 400Mhz = 200mhz speed ram x 2 (dual channel) = 400mhz memory/memory bus speed

Not quite sure if that's what you meant and I glossed over some things but you can see both examples have the same cpu speed but the second the FSB speed is much slower and will result in lesser performance.
 

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My HP XT983 desktop can with a Athlon 1400 cpu. I don't know which Athlon, but I want to upgrade without changing the MB. Can I and if so, how much? Thank you.
 

Answer:Solved: Processor question

From what I can find out [very limited info on hp site] your board does not support the xp type cpu so you already have the fastest cpu the system will support.

BTW that is very old technology. If you want any performance improvement, look into a newer mb with an amd dual/quad core setup.
 

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I am hoping someone can confirm or correct me about my processor and new OS before I blow $100.

I currently have Windows XP Pro 32 bit, and obviously it's about time I upgrade.. I'm thinking about just going with Windows 7 but am curious if I should just get 8.1. Also being the computer moron I am, I do not know if my processor is 64 bit capable.

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+

I would assume 64 X2 means its 64 bit. If it is 64 bit should I get windows 7, 8 or 8.1? I have no problems with wiping the hard drive and starting from scratch, all my docs are backed up.

Any help greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 

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The processor I'm using is an A64 3200+ ( 2.2ghz ) socket 754. My question is.. if I OC it to, say, 2.5ghz and runs stable, would it be at the same speeds as an A64 4000+ since they have the same L1+L2 cache, which would basically make my A64 3200+ have a performance rating equivalent to that of an Intel 4ghz?

Just curious.. I've always assumed it worked this way but I'm no tech guy so I want to just get it clear.
 

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Anyone? This should be easy to answer >_<
 

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How to determine processor / Mobo compatibility.

I am considering upgrading my Pentium Celeron D 320, 2400MHz processor with a Pentium 4 processor. How do I determine which processor(s) will be compatible with my Mobo? Also, are the other factors I should consider in my selection?

Thanks
 

Answer:Processor/Mobo question

Your mobo and cou are socket 478 that the most important thing to look at,next you need to find out the make and model of your motherboard and check the support page,to check the fastest cpu it will accept or the one you wish to purchase,you may also need to install a little more cooling
 

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