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The Pentium D will bottleneck it.
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Platform upgrade = cpu upgrade?
In most cases yes, a platform update does equal a CPU upgrade.

It doesn't make much sense to get a newer motherboard of the same socket unless there was some specific reason to switch from one to the other. They will all perform about the same with the same CPU. If you upgrade to a motherboard with a different socket, then you have to upgrade your CPU too because your old one wont fit in your new motherboard. Also, a platform upgrade may mean a RAM upgrade too. However, major changes in RAM support are less frequent then CPU sockets.
    
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Platform upgrade = cpu upgrade?
In most cases (including this one), yes. He will need a new CPU, as well as a new motherboard, to get better performance. He will not be able to get a decent CPU with that platform.
    
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thanks for all this information super helpful looks like ill be sending my stuff back and reordering some different parts that will work better for a cpu/mobo upgrade as well.
post #25 of 26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813153181

combo deal with AMD proc, super cheap 88$, It will blow that Pentium D out of the water, get ur money back from ur friend
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post #26 of 26
check the f/s section, you might be able to score a preowned platform. Amd is very budget friendly.
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