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Windows 7: Is Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz) worth it?

04 Aug 2012   #1
AceZero

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Is Intel® Core™ i5-650 Processor (4M Cache, 3.20 GHz) worth it?

I want to buy it but i'm not sure if it's worth 180$.
I have acutally an Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6850 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) i have it since 2009, so i'm going to sell it to a friend of mine for 100$.
Should i really change from core 2 duo to i5? i heard that there wasnt a big difference between the two.
Btw i'm really sorry if i'm in the wrong section. And thank you.


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04 Aug 2012   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceZero View Post
I want to buy it but i'm not sure if it's worth 180$.
I have acutally an Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6850 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) i have it since 2009, so i'm going to sell it to a friend of mine for 100$.
Should i really change from core 2 duo to i5? i heard that there wasnt a big difference between the two.
Btw i'm really sorry if i'm in the wrong section. And thank you.
If I read the spec correctly, the E6850 uses Socket 775. The I5-650, Socket 1156. You'd need to replace your motherboard to go from one to the other.

Socket 1156 is already obsolete. If you were getting a new motherboard, Socket 1155 is current. You could buy a new "Ivy Bridge" I5 for about $180.
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04 Aug 2012   #3
dwarfer66

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

I went from a Q6600 to a i5-3550, what a difference, in games everything is on max, video encoding went from 100% CPU usage to about 5%-8% CPU usage, so yeah massive benefits, but you will have to upgrade Motherboard, Ram to use that CPU (it is a 1155 Ivy Bridge).
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05 Aug 2012   #4
AceZero

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceZero View Post
I want to buy it but i'm not sure if it's worth 180$.
I have acutally an Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6850 (4M Cache, 3.00 GHz, 1333 MHz FSB) i have it since 2009, so i'm going to sell it to a friend of mine for 100$.
Should i really change from core 2 duo to i5? i heard that there wasnt a big difference between the two.
Btw i'm really sorry if i'm in the wrong section. And thank you.
If I read the spec correctly, the E6850 uses Socket 775. The I5-650, Socket 1156. You'd need to replace your motherboard to go from one to the other.

Socket 1156 is already obsolete. If you were getting a new motherboard, Socket 1155 is current. You could buy a new "Ivy Bridge" I5 for about $180.
I forgot to mention that i'm getting MSI P55A - GD65 will it support 2nd and 3rd generation i5?
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05 Aug 2012   #5
AceZero

Windows 8 Release Preview 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
I went from a Q6600 to a i5-3550, what a difference, in games everything is on max, video encoding went from 100% CPU usage to about 5%-8% CPU usage, so yeah massive benefits, but you will have to upgrade Motherboard, Ram to use that CPU (it is a 1155 Ivy Bridge).
Thanks for your help, much appreciated. I have 4gb ddr3 RAM, is that good? and i'm going to install 64 bit because currently i'm using just 32 bit which uses only 3.25 GO only.
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05 Aug 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceZero View Post
I forgot to mention that i'm getting MSI P55A - GD65 will it support 2nd and 3rd generation i5?
No.

That's a socket 1156 motherboard and requires a socket 1156 CPU.

Second and third generation i5 processors are socket 1155.

Here are the MSI socket 1155 boards:

MSI Global ? Mainboard

Regarding RAM: 4 GB is fine for most purposes. Going to 8 will do you no good if you don't use all of the 4. I have 4 and rarely use over 2.5.
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05 Aug 2012   #7
AceZero

Windows 8 Release Preview 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceZero View Post
I forgot to mention that i'm getting MSI P55A - GD65 will it support 2nd and 3rd generation i5?
No.

That's a socket 1156 motherboard and requires a socket 1156 CPU.

Second and third generation i5 processors are socket 1155.

Here are the MSI socket 1155 boards:

MSI Global ? Mainboard

Regarding RAM: 4 GB is fine for most purposes. Going to 8 will do you no good if you don't use all of the 4. I have 4 and rarely use over 2.5.
Thanks alot,you made everything clear for me now!
by the way, what graphic card would you recommend for me for running new games at max settings? i currently have 9800 GT.
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05 Aug 2012   #8
UnknownReverent

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

What's your price range?
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11 Aug 2012   #9
AceZero

Windows 8 Release Preview 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
What's your price range?
between 400$ and 500$
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11 Aug 2012   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AceZero View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnknownReverent View Post
What's your price range?
between 400$ and 500$
Just to be clear, for what? I'd guess CPU, MB, and RAM, at a minimum.
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