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Old 08-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default core 2 quad on old motherboard vs i3/i5

I have an old LGA775 motherboard, and the CPU is a pentium D @3ghz. Will upgrading to a core 2 quad of some sorts give me alot more performance you think or is it the motherboard itself that's bottle necking my system?

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Default Re: core 2 quad on old motherboard vs i3/i5

It depends on what you're using your system for. Going to a Core 2 Quad will give you much better performance over a Pentium D, but depending on what you're using it for you might want to save for an i3/i5 combo.

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The Core 2 Quads are also very expensive nowadays. You could probably get an i5 and a motherboard for it for just a little more than the C2Q. RAM is also very cheap for the newer chipsets. (DDR3 vs DDR2 on most C2Q motherboards)
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