Just need a little advice on if it worth upgrading my cpu or not.
At the moment, i have an intel P4 2.93 ghz cpu with hyperthreading, so it shows up in everest and cpuz as cpu 0 and cpu 1, one physical and one virtual cpu.
Have been looking at the pentium D and celeron d cpus as an upgrade but am gettining a little confused as wether or not its worth bothering !!
Motherboard is an Asterope GL8E ( RC410-M ) Socket 775.
I think ( from what i have read ) that the pentuim D processors are more efficient than the celeron D series,,, so i am probably gonna go for a Pentuim D.
The pentuim d doesnt have hyperthreading enabled i believe, would this make any difference in speed etc,,,, ???
The side bus jump to 800 mhz along with a 4mb cache ( 2x2 mb ) sounds appealing though. !
As i say, i have a 2.93 ghz cpu at present,,, i am looking at a pentuim D, 3.4 ghz , which equates to 6.8 ghz.
My question is,,,,,,,,, Although 6.8 ghz sounds like a huge leap in performance on paper, is it really that much better than what i am using at the moment ?????
My only reason for wanting to upgrade is that i will be running Vista ultimate shortly,,, and secondly,,, these pentuim D chips are dropping price like a falling rock and now seems as good a time as any to upgrade.
My present pc running xp , is absalutly fine at the moment and is certainly fast enough for my needs,,,, with Vista going on my pc in a few weeks i am not so sure that my pc will be as good anymore.
As a side note,,,,, are the newer ,core 2 duo processors any better than the P4 D series 3.4 ghz, running at 1.8ghz - 2.4ghz ????
Hope this all makes sense !
Look forward to any replies,,
Many thanks,,,,, kev.
Edited by rxkevco, 27 May 2007 - 10:00 AM.