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MiST91

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hi, i really feel a twat/noob asking this but... i have just sold my old motherboard and processor so i can buy a core 2 duo, basicly, will a CORE 2 DUO E6300 be faster at stock speeds than my Pentium D 915 2.8GHz? and also how high will i be able to overclock the E6300.
 

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although i don;t know about the mobo question (cause i don't know the chipset) i can say yeap on the faster wuestion and as overclocking depend on mobo and chipset
 
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sorry i forgot to write mobo and chipset, its a GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R using the Intel P35 chipset. oh, and i will be using 2GB (2x 1GB) of OCZ 667MHz Value series RAM
 
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that board/chip combo should easily do over 3 ghz
 
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Stock to stock? A C2D will be at least 25% faster. (depending on application/benchmark) Also, while both CPUs have some overclocking potential C2D has more. (Well, this depends on other components and quality of those components. Motherboard for one.)
 
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so, when i get my C2D i will notice a differance from my stock Pentium D 915 just doing everyday tasks (windows media player, web browsing and the odd game)?
 
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Completely off topic...Where abouts in Rotherham you live Mist..?
I too live around there..:)
 
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i dont understand why you are paying extra for a ddr3 board only to use the bare minimum that it will support (ddr2 667)?

i understand if your wanting to upgrade later on and save $ now by using ddr2, but at least use 800 not 667, since there is only $5 difference in prices
 
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ohhh yeah definately the c2d will rape the pent D
my e4400 at stock(2.0GHz) was much faster than my pent D 805 at 3.6GHz
 
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i bought that motherboard because i got it off ebay brand new for £50, why pay extra for just a DDR2 board when for £50 i can buy me some DDR3 when it comes down in price, and also i am fully aware that there is only a tiny differance in price for 667MHz and 800MHz but i am very short of cash as it is xmas, and i already have 1GB of OCZ so i bought another 1GB off ebay for less than £10
 
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i bought that motherboard because i got it off ebay brand new for £50, why pay extra for just a DDR2 board when for £50 i can buy me some DDR3 when it comes down in price, and also i am fully aware that there is only a tiny differance in price for 667MHz and 800MHz but i am very short of cash as it is xmas, and i already have 1GB of OCZ so i bought another 1GB off ebay for less than £10
ok it makes sense now, you had me scratching my head :confused:

now i understand the logic but it would have been great if you could have sold the 667 to get $ for all 800

it sounds like you have a very nice system now :toast:
 
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yeah, i really wanted to get my self 2GB of OCZ Platinum XTC 800MHz RAM, its only £30 ($60ish), as soon as xmas is over that will be my next purchase :)
 
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i know this is a little off topic, but my current motherboard only supports SATA I, when i get my GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R tommorow with SATA II, will i notice any differance?
 

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I didn't, burst speeds may be faster, but if you get a performance based HDD or RAID there should be some performance increase.

Also, I have an e6300 OC'd on a P965mb...check my system specs. These chips OC well, and 3GHZ is not asking too much from it, hell I can use low fan speed on my cooler and keep this thing well below 55C at low fan speed (~900rpm on AC Freezer 7 Pro).

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