Intel core dua or Pentium 4

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  1. ubunix

    ubunix Member

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    Which do you think would be better for me

    Intel Pentium 4 - 3.04ghz
    Intel core dua - 1.7ghz


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    Winterboard Well-Known Member

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    Duh the core2duo.

    It's not cause the p4 has more ghz that it is faster. It's ooooollllldd technology now.

    You could also get a quad core!
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    eric_chaos Well-Known Member

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    But 1.7 is pretty low. Even for a dualcore
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    drkassassin New Member

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    yup very low
    go for a quad or a dual core with atleast 2.2 ghz
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    Of those two options, the dual core will be better. But a slightly higher clocked dual core would be better still.
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    MrFairladyz Active Member

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    get the pent. 4 cuz 1.7ghz is waaay to low for a dual core. just make sure u have at least 2gb of ram... way more is better
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    simonrichards150 New Member

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    You can't compare a single core and a dual core directly based on clock speed. A dual core can perform tasks in parallel meaning that even a 1.7Ghz dual core will outperform a 3Ghz single core processor.
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    I believe that even being a dual-core a 1.7ghz processor would be too little. You have to remember not everything will run in parallel. I think a 3.04ghz P4 is still a decent chip.

    You best bet is still to find a 2.0+ghz dual core tho.
  9. ubunix

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    Yea I just bought a laptop with a AMD Turion x2 @ 2.0GHz per Core
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    Yeah, I agree with everyone else, well, I guess you could go with 2.0ghz, no lower. BTW this 1.7ghz pentium m sucks balls.Sure wish I had a 2.4ghz macbook like my buddy. So save a bit and get a good core 2 duo.

    EDIT: whats the proc for, is it for a desktop because if you are thinking of swapping cpu's in your laptop you can't. And if not,you never know, some people are really misinformed on what to do when you upgrade a cpu.

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