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post #1 of 23
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Hi I am looking at 2 nice CPUs they are:

• Pentium Dual Core E5700 3GHz 2MB L3 , 2MB L2

• Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz 4MB L2.

They Are both LGA775. Which one will give more performance?

Also will any of these 2 processors Bottleneck a 1GB HD 5770?

Any other LGA775 CPU suggestions please tell me.
post #2 of 23
Depends on what you do.
If your workload is more multithreaded, the quad will kill the duo.
If your workload only requires one or two threads then the duo will kill the quad.

Personally I would upgrade to 1155 instead if you wanted to stay Intel.
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post #3 of 23
I sure hope its not for your sig rig.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HP's Website, for the P5LP-LE Board
* Socket: 775
* Supports the following processors:
o Pentium D 800 series Smithfield core up to 3.2 GHz
o Pentium 4 Prescott core up to 580 and 670
Because neither CPU will work in your sig rig's motherboard.

If you're buying a new board...then you're better off to jump ship. Either AM3 or LGA1156.
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post #4 of 23
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Just want to use it for playing game at max settings at 1280x1024
post #5 of 23
Will this chip be for your sig rig or for a new computer?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackelfwolf View Post
Just want to use it for playing game at max settings at 1280x1024
Not going to happen with the rig you have in your signature. You'd need a CPU, motherboard, RAM, GPU, and PSU upgrade to acheive that.

And you CANNOT add a better CPU to your current sig rig, other than a crappy old Pentium D. Which isn't worth the cost of shipping to get one.
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How about this upgrade?

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post #8 of 23
There's no point in staying on socket 775.
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
There's no point in staying on socket 775.
Agreed.

If you want to upgrade, save up for a bit and build a new computer.
Dont just build into a dead socket with parts that were midrange when they were brand new.
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post #10 of 23
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Ok ,Then I'll probably go with AMD.
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