Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: 2.5 core2duo vs i5 vs i7

05 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
2.5 core2duo vs i5 vs i7


i currently have a 2.5gHZ core 2 duo,
4gb of g-skill 1066,
sapphire 5770 OC version,
windows 7,

and im looking at upgrading the CPU to, either an i5 or i7
this mean, new ram motherboard and cpu

i can get an i5 setup with, i5 611 3.33gHZ, 4gb kingston 2000mhz (ddr3 of course) and a gigabyte GA-H55M-USB3 [Intel H55/LGA1156
for $540 flat

i7 2600 3.4gHZ , Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R [Intel X58 , kingston 2000mhz
for $777

is it worth spending the extra money on the i7????
+ is it even worth upgrading to i5 * i know i7 just kicks ass*

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Worth the upgrade, yes. One small problem with your second choice, you can't fit a socket 1155 CPU into a socket 1366 motherboard. Also kind of hard to price it out at the moment as most if not all retailers have pulled the new 1155 boards because of this,

Intel Discloses Chip Glitch
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

hey, yea sorry my mistake. a similar board same price.
thats the first time ive seen such a costly glitch by intel :S
thanks, appreciate it
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 2.5 core2duo vs i5 vs i7

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What CPU Is Better? Core2Duo Or Pentium D?
Hello, I recently bought my new motherboard a few days ago (manufacturer refurbished) since i'm on a very low budget :cry: Anyway, I am currently using the Pentium D 3.00GHz in my system at the moment since I manage to find one in a old system we had a good few years back. I plan to do...
Hardware & Devices
CPU comparison between P4 3.2 ghz 478 prescott and a core2duo 1.8 ghz?
Which is faster? This always confused me, I know the 775 board, the CPU can be significantly upgraded while the 478 board is maxed out at that point. Would they be about the same? Or does the extra core give it an edge?
Hardware & Devices
Old vista hard from Core2Duo system to i5 will not boot.
Got hold of a Dell Optiplex 790 PC with an i5 2400. It was running a fresh install of Win 7 perfectly. Took the hard drive from my sons PC (Core2Duo Q6600) running Vista and installed it into the Dell. (replacing the Win 7 drive). The Dell will not boot from the Vista hard drive and loops at the...
Installation & Setup
Quick question about Intel Core2Duo and QuadCore
Which is better Intel E8600 or Intel Q9650? According to "Intel Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool - Search Results Page" (My mobo is DG31PR), Intel E8600, which is a Core2Duo, is better than Intel Q9650, which is a QuadCore. But isn't QuadCore supposed to be better than Core2Duo? Or...
Hardware & Devices
Core2Duo utilizing only 1 Core?
My system seems to not use both cores of my Core2Duo Processor... 1. HWMonitor shows only one Core. 2. A gadjet that monitors CPU activity, when I forced a cpu load (registry search) Core1 reached 100% but core2 was not used at all. 3. In my Device Manager I see 2 cores. 4. Taskman...
Performance & Maintenance

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+