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What current 775 processor will deliver a noticable increase over a 3 GHZ Pentium?

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What current 775 processor will deliver a noticable increase over a 3 GHZ Pentium? Im not sure if its a Pentium D but ill check and let you know, but is a E7200 a good up?
 
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I had a P4 with 3.6GHz stock, and my low-end E6300 Dual Core (1.86GH stock, oc'ed to 2.52GHz atm) outperforms it in every aspect. An E7200 is a good choice. Almost any Dual Core is. But as far as I heard, the 7xxx and 8xxx are on top.
 
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What's your budget? What can your mobo take? You'll feel an increase with pretty much any modern Dual Core CPU.
 
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Mobo can take 45 nm procs ... it think the proc here now has One core and HT
 
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e7200 is a good choice on a budget--- E8400 / q6600 can be had in the same ballpark depending on whether you'd rather have a dual or a quad.
 
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minimum expenditure is the rule right now
 
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then go e7200....even the e5200 if minimum is the rule. Both will give good bumps and are highly OCable.
 

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e5200 is a good option. It's running fast and cool in my back up rig at 3.8ghz. I paid $70 for it.
 
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e7300 and e7200a re the same price on Newegg, scoop that for the pentium replacement ... might get a e5200 for myself
 
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I had a celeron d 352 at 4.7ghz and my e2160 outperformed it at stock so get a core based cpu if your on a budget.

the e2XXX series is real cheap
 
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are you sure the mobo supports core 2's?
 
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its a p35 :|
 

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If budget is an issue, go witht he E5200. Though even the very low end dual cores will outperform a Pentium 4. Even a Celeron Dual core would probably outperform a Pentium 4 actually.
 
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the person does CAD so im leaning to teh e7300
 
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Either go for an E7200 if your budget is ok, E2180 if its tight. You'll notice an amazing increase in performance with either!