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which cpu is faster? E8400 core duo or AMD Phenom 2 B55 Quad Core at 3.7GHz?

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Need quick response

help please.
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I hate my question, but why are you asking? Is there something wrong with your system?
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post #3 of 16
E8400. Next question?
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The phenom is faster.
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post #5 of 16
The quad is faster.
post #6 of 16
Question does not make sense your talking quad vs Duo.
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I hate my question, but why are you asking? Is there something wrong with your system?
yeah something wrong with my system and am not looking for spend alot of money so i found a guy who wants to sell his whole system. Now my system has not been stable for 4 years now keeps crashing and loses alot of performance i was saying to myself if i upgrade i might still have the crashing issues i really dont know which part is actually keeps crashing. so heres the system this guy is offered.

AMD Phenom 2 B55 Quad Core at 3.7GHz with an Arctic Cooling HSF to keep it cool
-4GB GEIL DDR3 1333MHz Memory
-MSI 760GM-E51 Motherboard
-Powercolor HD4890 1GB Video card
-1TB 7200 RPM Seagate HDD
-22X Samsung DVD Burner
-BFG 550W Power Supply
-Cool looking Black mATX case
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

for $590

i could probly go down to $500 or less dunno.

1)so is this system better than mine?

2) can i run cf on this mobo?
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post #8 of 16
Oh boy... unlocking a phenom II x2 on that board?
BRING OUT THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
(Read links in sig for more info)
Seriously, for your own safety and your computer's own safety, keep the cores locked once you get that system until you get a new mobo

Phenom II is clock-for-clock with Intel Core 2 Duo 45nm if has same cores.

To answer your other questions...
1. Not that much, you will need a motherboard replacement to remain unlocked safely, a power supply replacement (that you might already have), etc. etc. and
2. The 760G is one of the lowest of the low in terms of AMD chipsets. The motherboard doesn't even have a second PCI-E slot. Which means, once again and for a second reason, you will need a motherboard replacement.
3. Not worth it for $590

Perhaps what's wrong with your current system is one of the settings... i.e. RAM? Find out! Start running tests like IntelBurn, Prime95, HyperPi (32M setting), narrow it down
Edited by xd_1771 - 3/25/11 at 4:33pm
post #9 of 16
My system is basically the same as yours, and I am absolutely loving mine. So I'm curious now: do you have the C0 E8400, or the E0?

(yeah, I'm going somewhere with this question)

I think replacing it is not the answer since it means you have to spend money and start over.
It's a computer!
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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It's a computer!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #10 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
My system is basically the same as yours, and I am absolutely loving mine. So I'm curious now: do you have the C0 E8400, or the E0?

(yeah, I'm going somewhere with this question)

I think replacing it is not the answer since it means you have to spend money and start over.
lol i wouldnt be able to tell you that since i havnt looked there in 4 years and am not planning on looking very sorry. However, i have had problems with this system for 4 years now never enjoyed it or loved it. So if i decide to upgrade anything and still crashing!!! money gone to waste so if i buy this dude system and do upgrading on it it will worth the money for example!! I could use my 750 psu instead of his 550 w psu and i also if i can use my own 4890 video card to run his powercolor 4890 CF.

so help me guys.
yeah yeah...
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Gigabyte 4890 Mushkin XP2-8000 Xtreme Performance Redline DDR2 S 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB Western Digital Cavier black. Windows 7 x64 SAMSUNG HDTV LCD 46" lycosa 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair TX750w Cooler Master CM690 Val Gear 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Gigabyte 4890 Mushkin XP2-8000 Xtreme Performance Redline DDR2 S 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
500 GB Western Digital Cavier black. Windows 7 x64 SAMSUNG HDTV LCD 46" lycosa 
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