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Windows 7: What CPU Is Better? Core2Duo Or Pentium D?

10 Jun 2014   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I would expect the Core 2 Duo to be better, but only a test would bear that out. I'm running my 650ti in a PCIe 2.0 slot.


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10 Jun 2014   #12
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I read up the pcie versions don't really matter that much I don't have my 650ti at the moment need to re-buy it for now I'm not sure how to test both CPU's.

Will have do some Google searching to make a final decision besides the Pentium having a better clock speed the core2duo seems better.

Also what is the point of clock speed then the core2duo seems better even with a low clock rate :/
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10 Jun 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Right, the PCI versions don't have earth-shattering differences.
To test the CPUs, use what's in now and play games, surf or whatever you do normally, then swap the CPUs and do the same and take note how it runs with that one.
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10 Jun 2014   #14
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thanks
I try to do that tommorow or thursday'I let you now how it goes or what is better.
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10 Jun 2014   #15
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Spudster View Post
Would the core2duo improve the system performance better then the Pentium d then? If that's the case I swap the CPU's around tomorrow.
As for the GPU I only have pcie 1.0 so I can't go with anything to highend but as long as I can play games like sleeping dogs and record gameplay I don't mind.

A Pentium D 830 running at 3.00 scores 648 on the Passmark benchmark.

A Core 2 Duo 6550 running at 2.33 scores 1504 on the same benchmark.

As I recall, the Core 2 generates noticeably less heat also.

I'd go with the Core 2 Duo hands down unless you had specific reasons to believe that the 3.00 clock speed of the Pentium D provided superior performance for your particular use case.
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10 Jun 2014   #16
python134r

 

Pbcopter is correct, core 2 duo is newer and runs everything much better, problem is those older mobos(not all) cannot run core 2 cpu's. different voltage requirements, check specs of your mobo prior to purchase.....
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10 Jun 2014   #17
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I swap it over this afternoon then. Worried about it bottlenecking as some games required good clock speeds for some reason but its worth a try.

After moving the CPU around do I need to re-install windows never done a CPU upgrade on a machine with windows installed.

I guess clock speed is only there for decoration.
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10 Jun 2014   #18
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Explains why the board was only $20 doesn't support Pentium 2ghz or core2duo..
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10 Jun 2014   #19
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Its on the support list so why isn't it working MSI Global 945PL Neo

I tried 2 CPU's could it be that its detecting not thermal paste so it won't boot.

The intel pentium clocked at 2.0GHz doesn't work either guess there not supported.

I have looked on google but cannot find anything so where could I find the list of supported cpu's that are guaranteed to work on my ms-7175 board.
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10 Jun 2014   #20
Spudster

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Such as life, guess it does not have the core2duo on the cpu list
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I am not going to bother upgrading to another board again I have gone through 3 boards my first one broke down due to the seller selling faulty goods and the second board only had ddr1 which would never of went good when video editing etc, I guess I get some use out of this board and in a couple of years I look at upgrading or getting a whole new machine.
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