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Would I see a big improvement if I dropped in a Core 2 Duo vs my Pentium e2180? Please give me suggestions if so. I don't know which one to get. My mobo goes up to a E6700 sooo. Would it remove the bottleneck if I upgraded my GPU and RAM? Please help...


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Would I see a big improvement if I dropped in a Core 2 Duo vs my Pentium e2180? Please give me suggestions if so. I don't know which one to get. My mobo goes up to a E6700 sooo. Would it remove the bottleneck if I upgraded my GPU and RAM? Please help...


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post #3 of 11
Pentium Dual-Cores are the Core 2 architecture, with less cache and such.

True, the E6700 is 45nm, so if you're overclocking, that will help a bit.

You will see a performance increase, but I don't think it's worth it.

I had an E2180 not long ago, and ran it at 3GHz most of the time; I even ran Crysis on that at one point, heh.

Don't underestimate that E2180.
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post #4 of 11
is board is for 65nm conroe cpu
beta 45nm better not to use
     
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post #5 of 11
motherboards arent specifically designed for nano architectures.
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It depends on the Pentium, the later ones are C2D, early ones are pretty poor things.
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post #7 of 11
Your board supports up to 45nm Duals (Albeit running at 1066FSB instead of 1333)
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Int...5/P5GCMX/#CPUS

A 65nm C2D won't really net you big benefits.
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According to the manufacturer, you can support a lot higher than an E6700.

E7500 without a new BIOS. E8x00 with some overclocking.
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No no no guys, My board is the Rev 2.02 version. Only up to 1066fsb chips. There are 3 versions of my board...
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post #10 of 11
just get the cheapest core 2 duo e6x00 65nm conroe you can find
     
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