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  • pentium 3.6ghz 660 v pentium 3.00ghz d 925

    which is the best for basic use please ?

    I know its old school stuff its what I have been asked to upgrade,

    the system currently runs the 660 cpu, will the Pentium d 3.00ghz 925 make it any faster ?

    thanks for any advice

  • #2
    Yes, assuming the board can take a pentium d
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    • #3
      The Pentium D would be better. Dual core over single core.
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      • #4
        If it can take a pentium d it should be able to use one of the first core2duos with an up to date BIOS, not only much more power efficient but will run rings around a pentium d.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by El Wayneo View Post
          If it can take a pentium d it should be able to use one of the first core2duos with an up to date BIOS, not only much more power efficient but will run rings around a pentium d.
          not always, a lot of pentium D boards don't have suitable voltage regulators for C2Ds
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          • #6
            iirc, there's only one chip set that supported pentium d and not core2duo and that's 955, would be surprised if its one of those as there weren't many as other chipsets came out quickly.

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            • #7
              Depends on the manufacturer to be fair.

              Dell certainly have a lot of boards that will run "D"s and not C2Ds

              Same as they also have a lot of boards that take 775 P4s but not "D"s
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              • #8
                the motherboard is MS7254

                which does not take CORE2DUO

                thanks for your replies

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                • #9
                  HP DX2200 by any chance?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by wonderlust View Post
                    HP DX2200 by any chance?
                    yes correct

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                    • #11
                      Stick a cheap 9 series Pentium D it will run OK.
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                      • #12
                        I have now changed the Pentium 660 3.6ghz cpu for a Pentium d 925 3.0ghz

                        I have been told on here that the 925 is a better cpu

                        running windows 7 ultimate ( is this too much for such a small cpu)?

                        yet in the windows experience index rating it has gone from 4.4 for the 660

                        it has dropped to 2.5 for the 925 meaning it is rated not so good I think

                        is this correct ?

                        can someone please advise

                        it is only being used for basic use by the way
                        Last edited by borris12; 19-03-15, 16:37.

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                        • #13
                          Windows performance index means nothing at all, literally nothing, might be something to do with hyperthreading or frequency but its just nonsense.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by El Wayneo View Post
                            Windows performance index means nothing at all, literally nothing, might be something to do with hyperthreading or frequency but its just nonsense.
                            This.

                            @ Borris12 Have you tried running any real benchmarks to compare the 2?
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                            • #15
                              What heatsink did you use on the 925? All Alloy one or a copper cored one?

                              Could it be getting hot and throttling?
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