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I'm wondering which of the above processors would perform better in CS:S. The pentium D gets as low as 11fps when there's a lot going on. I'm disappointed with the pentium D and I'm wondering if my 3.6 p4 HT might be a better option.
I have both processors and I might as well get as much performance as I can out of this system. Also I think overclocking is out, I got the whole rig for 30 quid so I don't really have a right to complain but the board is terrible for OCing (Abit NI-8 SLI GR)
I'm guessing the pentium D is still better than the p4 but I said I'd see what you guys thought anyway, the fps dips are kinda getting to me . I'd just swap and check but the p4 is an hour away by car and in another PC at the moment so I cba
I'll update my sig-rig to reflect what I'm actually running in a sec.
Thanks to anyone that helps me decide

Edit: Thought I'd said this but just realised I didn't. This PC is temporarily replacing my i3 rig until I get a new board
Edited by Mike-IRL - 4/16/11 at 12:13pm
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hyperthreading may help, try it is your best option!
    
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just as a question, but isn't your Pent. D a natural dual core?
IMO, cores > HT, so the pent. D would be a better option, if it is a dual core. if it is single core, the P4 would do way better

EDIT: the Pent. D is a dual core, according to Intel, so imho, it should perform better than the P4, even at a higher clock.
Edited by Starbomba - 4/16/11 at 11:47am
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No. The performance would be just as bad. The netburst CPU's (both of what you have) are just not any good for gaming or anything more than casual use.


Cant you get a cheap core2duo one?
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are you really running 470 SLI with ddr400 and a pentium?
    
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No. The performance would be just as bad. The netburst CPU's (both of what you have) are just not any good for gaming or anything more than casual use.


Cant you get a cheap core2duo one?
They aren't listed as supported by the board so probably not. I checked the Abit support page and it said it supported up to the pentium D 9*0

And yeah I'm actually running 2 470s with it but not in SLI, just for folding I'd probably see a decrease in fps with SLI enabled I'd still have done it for kicks but the bridge I have is fixed and three slots long, the board has a 2 slot gap. I'll snap you a picture if you like, I'd probably want proof too since it takes bottle-necking to daring new heights
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And yeah I'm actually running 2 470s with it but not in SLI, just for folding I'd probably see a decrease in fps with SLI enabled I'd still have done it for kicks but the bridge I have is fixed and three slots long, the board has a 2 slot gap. I'll snap you a picture if you like, I'd probably want proof too since it takes bottle-necking to daring new heights
hell, i'd love to see the bottleneck on that
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sell one of the 470s and buy a real cpu
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It's basically a brick wall About the only thing it doesn't bottleneck is folding and it's using over 70% of my CPU time with just google chrome open right now. Personally I think it's kind of funny, it's like buying a lotus elise and driving it around at 20 miles an hour just to piss off the boyracer in your rear-view
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I appreciate older hardware. I agree, 470s with the rest of your setup is... odd... but given the choice, I would go for the Pentium D.
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