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Old 07-05-2005, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have some advice of which CPU is better?

Intel Pentium D 820 (Smithfield Core) 2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2 x 1MB L2 Cache... does NOT support Hyperthreading. cost: $252

Intel Pentium 4 640 (Prescott Core). 3.2 GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache... Supports Hyperthreading. cost: $271
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Is the D the dual core? Either way, you probly won't notice much of a difference.
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Yes... the Pentium D is dual core...
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Well what do you use the CPU for
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I use it for gaming and also recording and editing audio...
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Well, one must ask, "What are you planning to use this PC for?"

If it's purely multimedia stuff you're into - i'd go with the PENTIUM D.
Although the P4 640 will do just fine for that. If it's gaming your planning on doing, Go with the P4 640 or consider going AMD, always the best option for gaming.
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TO hell with Intel, get an AMD.
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Wow, thats a hard choice, especially if you don't plan on overclocking. My gut feeling would be the dual core.
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Yea... im not planning on overclocking this machine...
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dual core......yeah....dual core.
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