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Here is the old computer (just showing the main components, minus the PSU, case, etc.)



And here is what I am going to upgrade it to, and then eventually to a i5 2500k.



How much of a performance gain should I see from this junker I found? Will it be dramatic, minor, or a good little upgrade?

(Btw, you wont find that old processor on Newegg, I had to find the closest match and edit the text+price a little bit)
    
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I would say you will experience a very decent performance increase.

Ram is about 100% faster, cpu is on a faster more efficient arch, and is clocked higher.
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That CPU may be a lonely Pentium, but you gotta remember, it's Sandy Bridge baby, not Wolfdale.

BENCHES

Take a look for yourself. I'll take the liberty of making a flowchart of processors for you later.
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Ran a bunch of tests, benchmarks, looked up specifications and people's personal reviews and came up with somewhat of a flowchart of all the modern processors (Celeron and Sempron are the only Single Cores listed)



Hopefully you can tell the difference between the Sandy Bridge versions of the processors vs. the regular.
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Originally Posted by Captain Hindsight View Post
Ran a bunch of tests, benchmarks, looked up specifications and people's personal reviews and came up with somewhat of a flowchart of all the modern processors (Celeron and Sempron are the only Single Cores listed)


Hopefully you can tell the difference between the Sandy Bridge versions of the processors vs. the regular.
I would think the Core 2 Quad would be better than the SB version on the Pentium Dual-Core. But... You ran the tests.
    
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