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Single Core to Dual Core and now Internet Issues

Q: Single Core to Dual Core and now Internet Issues

Today I took my Athlon and replaced it with a dual core this is a socket system Everything went smoothly system powered Single now Issues Dual and to Core Internet Core up and cpu temperature is at c My BIOS which the latest and last for my mobo is for dual core I logged on to the internet and at first no issues for about minutes but then I noticed I couldn t access sites It was like my internet connection just Single Core to Dual Core and now Internet Issues froze Figuring it was one of those occasional needs to reset the router modem I reset both by unplugging the power for sec Nothing changed even after reset I figured it was a dual core thing and so I installed the Windows hotfix for XP and dual cores I also installed the AMD Dual Core Optimizer When I rebooted I was able to log on to the internet but accessing Amazon com or even my mail is either really slow or froze When I tried to log on here loading time was agonizingly slow to the point I had to disable the firewall in order to log on I have changed nothing with my system other than the CPU I am at a loss Could the firewall be the issue by the fact my hardware has changed I doubt it but as I said I am at a loss Thanks in advance Edit Never mind I was over at the Overclockers forums and happened to look in on their Internet amp Networking forum and there at the top was the subject South Jersey Comcast It seems others were having internet issues with the Comcast Evil Empire as well nbsp

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A: Single Core to Dual Core and now Internet Issues

Do you need a bios update? probably.

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/single-core-to-dual-core-and-now-internet-issues.102590/
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so which would be better:

dual core celeron 1.73ghz with 1mb l2 cache or single core intel pentium 4 2.4ghz 512kb l2 cache
 

A:dual core celeron 1.73ghz versus single core pentium 4 2.4ghz

I don't think there are any Celeron Processors which are dual core and so the Pentium 4 will definitely be faster. If you give me model numbers I might be of more help.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-celeron-1-73ghz-versus-single-core-pentium-4-2-4ghz.623465/
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Hey all,
I have some proprietary software that works great on a single-core processor. When I try to run it on a dual-core or above, the software loads, works once, and then messes up.

The software uses modems to dial out to our payphones. We found a work-around by turning off one processor in the bios, but then, what's the point of having a dual-core processor.

Please help. The software is doing this on Windows XP.

Thanks
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/software-crashes-on-dual-core-works-fine-on-single-core.836441/
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I am buying a new rig tomorrow, just wanted to see what you thought about it.

I have a choice between a $269 used pentium dual core vs a brand new 299 AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Whats better and how faster is the AMD Athlon? Single-Core Processor LE-1620 vs my pentium III/600MHZ?
 

A:Pentium Dual core vs AMD Athlon Single-Core Processor LE-1620?

Depends on what the specs are with the Intel dual core and what specs you're getting with the AMD.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-dual-core-vs-amd-athlon-single-core-processor-le-1620.126258/
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System specs Athlon x Windsor ghz single using stable Dual while crashes web, Athlon on core core but is randomly W tdp Gigabyte GA-Ma DS rev AMD SB His radeon MB had before x GB Dual core Athlon crashes randomly while using web, but is stable on single core Kingston DDR mhz CL xSeagate ST AS in RAID on SB Chieftec W power supply LG DVD rewriter Bunch of fans Windows XP pro bit x windows temporary I m having a strange problem from quite a long time PC just reboots randomly when I use internet applications like p p or browser It s that I can click quot favorities quot in firefox and puff reboot Leave pc for a night - reeboot at o clock I tried to find the cause updated drivers bios reinstalled windows several times - still getting the random crashes But if I use the numproc statement and run my PC as single core it stays perfectly stable for week But sadly the low power mode doesn t work then and CPU is getting hotter than in dual core mode also uses more energy However I don t think the low power mode isn t the cause - ran a prime for half a day on processor tuned down to ghz and V low power mode without a crash Ran memtest in dos mode for hours - no problems Also I have secondary XP pro without NIC drivers installed no web just for gaming and I can play for hours straight and never got any crash of this kind On the the primary OS open two windows start unpacking archive and try to browse web and I get a crash in minutes But sometimes nothing happens for a week or so Also I noticed following problems - disk read error not enough system resources to finish the task various p p programs say that - explorer windows disappearing closing usually when trying to use search on already loaded system - system locking down blank display cursor freezes when switching users but in most cases recoverable via external management log into console from another pc force logoff the user x display is back to normal - crashed on vista after minutes of usage None of above happens when using the single core but one of my applications won t start then for some reason Running out of ideas I tried to set all possible exes in windows folder to uniprocesor with imagecfg but got a nice bluescreens not surprised though Graphic card was replaced recently also I had this problem on previous hard drive though not so recently happening Temps in celsius are ambient CPU in iddle weird but true max system - voltages always in the ATX specs with vcore dropping to V in low power mode I know it s something dual core and internet related but can t figure what that could be Is it software bug Or maybe a hardware malfunction The only pieces I can think now to be faulty are processor but it passes all the tests or the motherboard itself Anything I can try before buying a half of new computer nbsp

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-athlon-crashes-randomly-while-using-web-but-is-stable-on-single-core.917182/
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I was just interested in knowing if my intel celeron D 335 2.80GHz processor is dual core or single core because on intel's website, I see that they make a dual and single core version but I can't determine which one mine is?

Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Intel Celeron D 335: Dual core or Single core

It's a single core.

There are dual core Celerons, but yours isn't.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-intel-celeron-d-335-dual-core-or-single-core.887587/
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-regards
 

A:Comparing Single core & dual core Pentium processors

Welcome to our forum...may I suggest before jumping on to a new forum and posting a question, especially on a heavily asked current topic, it would be a better idea and provide you faster response time if you first searched the topic....
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/484862-dual-core.html?highlight=dual+core+single+processors
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/...re.html?highlight=dual+core+single+processors
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/comparing-single-core-dual-core-pentium-processors.495125/
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Okay, here is the scenario.
There are 2 laptops.
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The other has a 1.5GHz dual core.
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Thanks
 

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Hi

Just wondering what if any problems i will get installing the AMD DC optimizer into my AMD 4000 single core pc .. i hope to get a dual core CPU early next year , i found the optimizer program in the single core part of AMDs diver down loads as well as the dual core page so i thought maybe it might benefit my PC as well .( bet im wrong as always ) .

Thanks
Rich
 

A:AMD dual core optimizer installed on a single core AMD pc

Single core proc's don't need it so don't bother installing it. If you installed it then simply uninstall it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/amd-dual-core-optimizer-installed-on-a-single-core-amd-pc.662069/
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My CPU is a e6300

Any replies appreciated

Korrupt
 

A:Running a single core application on a dual core cpu?

No it is the same performance, plus it dosnt overstress one core
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/running-a-single-core-application-on-a-dual-core-cpu.63907/
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A:AMD v-series single core vs. AMD Athlon dual core

IMO the dual core, but it obviously takes more power, though you don't mention battery life or portability.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/amd-v-series-single-core-vs-amd-athlon-dual-core.152007/
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19974583
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If so...how?

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A:dual core install on a single core??

What motherboard do you have?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dual-core-install-on-a-single-core-218032.html
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Would I really notice a significant difference in performance if I upgraded to an AMD dual core 4200+ processor? (the price difference is like $140 US)

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A:Dual-core vs. 2 Single Core

Can be noticeable, but you need to include the power supply, cooling fans and other issues into the mix. There are good full reviews on Toms Hardware and Anandtech that give you a good picture of how they compare.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-core-vs-2-single-core.102935/
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Hi
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i have an intel celeron D prossesor, and i dont know if the D stands for dual core like the pentium D. ive heard that it is dual core and that it isnt. so is it or not????
 

A:dual core or single core

jellofellow said:

i have an intel celeron D prossesor, and i dont know if the D stands for dual core like the pentium D. ive heard that it is dual core and that it isnt. so is it or not????Click to expand...

NO, celeron D = celeron Desktop, Pentium D = Pentium Dual, I have never seen a dual core celeron. I think the only reason that it has the D, is to stop cunfusion with their mobile Celeron M.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-or-single-core.489242/
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dual core 1.8, or single core 3.6?
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So, is dual core better for running lot of little tasks, and a single core better for running tougher tasks?
any other information regarding cpu speeds will be appreciated.

A:dual core 1.8, or single core 3.6?

Are you looking to upgrade your current rig ?

You should really get a quad core in at least the 3.4 GHz range.

Find out exactly what your MB will support, then go from there.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/302783-dual-core-1-8-single-core-3-6-a.html
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is dual core with 1.6GHz faster than a single core of 3.2GHz

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A:dual core vs single core

Hello kf10,

CPU Frequency is often perceived as the (only) factor in cpu comparison, this is naive and wrong. Megahertz myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We can't tell right away without seeing the detailed specifications of each, as there are more factors affecting the overall quality of a CPU, aside from the number of cores and the CPU Frequency. If both are Intel CPUs, you can have a detailed side-by-side comparison here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/225112-dual-core-vs-single-core.html
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thx
 

A:single to dual core CPU

Yes, it does support dual core, here is a list of all the processors it supports http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d945gtp/sb/CS-026628.htm

The D family is dual core
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/single-to-dual-core-cpu.765025/
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A:dual core vs single

A dual core cpu can run multiple programs or multi-threading from a single program faster and better than a single core. If you run two programs at once, they have to fight over one core in the single core machine. Having a dual core cpu is like having 2 cpu's in one computer, each of the two programs has it's own core to use, making the system faster. As far as clock speeds go, a single core that is clocked higher than a dual core would be faster if you were only running a single program or one that doesn't support muti-threading. But if you want to have more than one program running, a dual core would be faster, so long as it wasn't a huge difference in clock speed. Like a 2.4 dual core and a 2.8 single core are so close in clock speeds that I don't think you would notice a difference.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dual-core-vs-single.60121/
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Hi ...

Actually I am really confused, I am about to buy a new system and I am confused between

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A:Single core CPU - Dual Channel RAM?

Yes a single core CPU will work with dual channel RAM, and it should not give u any reason not to do so.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/single-core-cpu-dual-channel-ram.83036/
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A:AMD A4-5000 "Quad Core" vs Intel Core i3-4005U Dual Core

Hmm, I guess you should read some reviews. But just from the specs the AMD has 6 GB ram instead of 4. Has a DVD burner where the Intel shows no optical drive. It only has W8 8.0 where the Intel has 8.1. But some people may prefer 8.0.

Read reviews. See how each performs. If you don't wish to use it to burn DVD then the optical drive, or lack thereof may not matter to you.

Edit: Oh, and the AMD is about $80 cheaper.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/43107-amd-a4-5000-quad-core-vs-intel-core-i3-4005u-dual-core.html
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A:AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520 2.3 GHz or Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100 2.0 GHz?

Confused

I'm sorry to bother you folks again, but I noticed that my question had 55 views but no replies. Did I perhaps give incorrect or confusing information, or maybe posted my question in the wrong forum? I tried looking at some of the other similar questions asked, but none seemed to help with my question.

I guess I'm basically wondering that since the 2 Acer laptops are the same price, would you go with the Intel Pentium Dual-Core P6100, 2.0GHz, 3MB L3 cache, or the AMD Turion X2 dual-core P520, 2.3 GHz, 1066MHz Front Side Bus, 2MB L2 cache. This laptop also has a Blu-Ray Disc Drive, but I've read conflicting opinions on whether having this is necessary or not.

Although I consider myself to be an intermediate computer user, I am lost when it comes to processors, and also when it comes to 'dedicated amount of system memory.' I know that 'dedicated' memory is better, but does it make a difference how much there is in different brands? In other words, could the lesser amount of 128MB 'dedicated' in the Pentium still be better than the 256MB in the AMD? I'm leaning toward the AMD Turion laptop because of the higher numbers, but I've read enough to know that you can't always rely on that alone.

I'm sorry to ask my question again, but I've been given a lot of help here at CNET in the past, so I was surprised when I logged on today to see that no one expressed an opinion on which one of the two they would buy.

Any assistance would really be helpful and appreciated.....Gina







GinaPA said:





I am torn between buying one of two Acer laptops. Both have almost identical features--RAM, HD, webcam, 6-cell battery, memory card reader, and are the same price--$499.00 (on sale); but the processors seem to be the big difference, and I would like to know which one you folks feel I should go with.

I should also mention that the AMD laptop also has a Blue-Ray Disc drive (and read/writes normal CDs and DVDs).

The only other major difference when comparing specs is that the AMD laptop has an HD CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT widescreen display, ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics with 256MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD2), OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 4.0, Microsoft DirectX 10.1
.........While the Pentium laptop has CineCrystal LED-backlit display, Intel HD graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.

I've been driving myself crazy for the past 3 days trying to decide which one to go with and I need to decide quickly as I'm not sure how long they will be at this sale price--and I do have to stay at the $500.00 range. From the many laptops I checked out, these 2 seem to offer the most for the money. I would truly appreciate your advice!

Thanks,
GinaClick to expand...


 

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Intel Xeon CPU Processor 3 2 GHz 533 MHz 1MB 604 SL72Y | eBay
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A:Xeon Dual Core 2.8GHz, can I easily upgrade to Dual Core 3.2GHz ?

Super Micro has no CPU support list that I could find for this board, nor in the manual. It may take a call or email to them to find out for sure.
I would be careful buying such used item from an eBay seller, check their return policies and reviews first.

Overall, from what little info I could find, it seems the 3,2GHz Xeons will work, but just a guess.

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Only differance I see is when I am chatting in a chat room and converting videos from FLV to AVI format.. the system no longer slows down.

What exactly is the imporatance of quad core? is it designed for multi tasking? And if I wanted a MB/CPU for gaming, which would be better, Dual, Single, or quad?

I really have no idea how to tweek this thing..

Thanks,
 

A:Single, dual, quad core CPU's.. whats up?

Quad Core means you have 4 CPUs on one chip, so yes its great for multitasking.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/single-dual-quad-core-cpus-whats-up.923050/
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Try to uninstall then reinstall those programs and see what happens

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/355115-quad-core-detected-single-core.html
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A:Benefit of disabling duo core into single core?

There is no benefit? Maybe less power needed? Other than that you would just be crippling it.

And they are automatically assigned to different cores if the program supports threading.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/benefit-of-disabling-duo-core-into-single-core.111356/
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Which would be a better choice????
 

A:Single or Dual core for a hardcore gamer's system...

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You should be aware that the Socket 939 platform is done, no more new processors will be made for this platform and everything will move to the new AM2 platform. That doesn't mean you shouldn't buy a 939 based system but you may want to wait until the AM2 arrives and drops the prices on the 939 based components. 939 is by no means dead or obsolete.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/single-or-dual-core-for-a-hardcore-gamers-system.434340/
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A:Dual quad core only recognizing single xeon-- help!

There are a few knowns for others in this situation that need to be said about Windows 7 and that is:

To elaborate, the Home Basic and Starter editions support 1 physical processor, with an unlimited amount of cores. All other editions support 2 physical processors.

Remember, it's processor, then core. A processor consists of cores.

So...

Windows Starter and Home Premium dont' support Muti-Processing
Windows Professional, Enterprise, and ultimate Do.

By the Way, I'm using Professional 64-bit. I downloaded CPU-Z as directed by several other folks wrestling with similar issues on the web. I am copying and pasting the resuts here for your assistance.

CPU-Z TXT Report
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Binaries
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
CPU-Z version 1.60
Processors
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of processors 1
Number of threads 4

APICs
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1
-- Core 2
-- Thread 0 2
-- Core 3
-- Thread 0 3

Processors Information
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 4 (max 4)
Number of threads 4 (max 4)
Name Intel Xeon E5320
Codename Clovertown
Specification Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5320 @ 1.86GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 771 LGA (0x6)
CPUID 6.F.7
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping B3
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 1592.1 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 6.0 x 265.3 MHz
Rated Bus speed 1061.4 MHz
Stock frequency 1866 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T, VT-x
L1 Data cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 4 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2 x 4096 KBytes, 16-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 7.0x
Max VID 1.250 V


If you want the thread dumps and all that other fancy stuff send me an email and I'll forward it to you.

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thank you
 

A:Comparing amd athlon dual core and intel pentium dual core

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/comparing-amd-athlon-dual-core-and-intel-pentium-dual-core.140169/
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heinflhs
These are the specs of the spare PSU. Aren't they better than the original Dell PSU?
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19996406
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Elitebook-8470P-Dual-Core-to-Quad-Core-upgrade-it-support/td-p/5791049
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/why-core-2-duo-outperforms-pentium-dual-core-even-when-c2d-has-lower-clock-speed.96914/
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Hello Timmah,
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Have you double checked all the connections and power leads, plus all the data cables ?.
Is there a Bios update that will address the issue ?, it may be worth checking the MB manufacturers site.
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/267097-strange-behaviour-after-upgrading-amd-quad-core-dual-core.html
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A:Transfer programs and files from Dual Core to Quad Core

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The method is described in this tutorial on our sister site the Seven Forums and works also with Windows 8: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer - Windows 7 Help Forums. Method One in tutorial would be ideal for you for moving the SSD to new computer.

Read the information and warnings in the beginning of the tutorial carefully, especially the warning about Windows needing to be reactivated is important. Come back if you have any questions.

Kari

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Will Pentium 4 with Socket LGA 775 supports any chipset model for upgradation to
1.Core 2 Duo
or
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A:Pentium 4 lga775 upgrade to Dual core or Core 2 Duo

pathardware first please read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775

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But, as for your plan, I would suggest you go about building an entry level new system by yourself.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-4-lga775-upgrade-to-dual-core-or-core-2-duo.131804/
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A:Pentium Dual Core E6500 vs Core 2 Duo E5400

Think you made out pretty well on this deal, in addition to the higher cpu clock you also have a faster front side bus.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/pentium-dual-core-e6500-vs-core-2-duo-e5400.160333/
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check this chart out: PassMark CPU Lookup

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Thanks

Thanks.
 

A:Is it possible to upgrade my dual-core to i5, or other quad-core processors?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/is-it-possible-to-upgrade-my-dual-core-to-i5-or-other-quad-core-processors.1004497/
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both Intel and AMD have processor specifiction sheets on their websites, give them a try

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Yes, the machine will be faster all around and you will notice the speed difference.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/quad-core-processor-acting-as-dual-core.1133436/
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Core 2 Duo is better in my opinion other people might argue they opposite or that they are the same.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pentium-dual-core-t4200-vs-core-2-t6400.815708/
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A:Dual Core Processor, only 1 core active

SHow us your processor from device manager.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/39740-dual-core-processor-only-1-core-active.html
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You can only put in RAM that your motherboard supports, and only as much as it supports.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_side_bus

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dual-core-front-side-bus-x2-or-the-same-as-1-core.537147/
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I just bought COD: Black Ops for $60 and it requires a dual core processor to play it, anything else I can try short of re-installing windows?

A:Dual Core Processor detected as 1 core

just checking that you realise dual core will only show as single cpu?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/133169-dual-core-processor-detected-1-core.html
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A:Upgrade from dual core to quad core

Any Ver of windows 7 will run any Quad core CPU .

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/123735-upgrade-dual-core-quad-core.html
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A:Upgrading from a dual core to a quad core!

I swapped out my friends Intel E6400 Conroe for a Q9550 last week and everything was fine and runs great.
I don't see why AMD wouldn't be the same.

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A:triple core pc slower than my dual core

The 64bit version of xp has always had problems.

Next you do not post what cpus you are comparing so it is hard to really give you any ideas. If the new cpu has a lower clockspeed than the older dual core, then yes it will probably take longer.

Next did your old dual core use a quality mb; ie asus, gigabyte, etc? I see you used an ecs board for the new build. ECS is at or near the bottom for quality among mb makers.

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"Viiv" is pretty much just another platform marketing concept by Intel (like Centrino), this time based around media oriented PCs.
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At this point, just because a GHz is faster doesn't mean the system or the die is faster or slower than others. There are many things now that affect speed - ram (or lack thereof), the efficiency of the programs to multi-task, HD rpm, chipsets, and others. The trend to faster GHz CPUs with single cores ended a couple of years ago as CPU makers discovered they ran into a thermal barriers with smaller circuitry that they couldn't get around. So they decicded it would be better to put more than one CPU on the die. Thus we got multi core CPUs. Yes- even here they are trying to make each core faster, but there is still a thermal barrier.

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The average Windows program is written for one processor. That program will use one processor, regardless of how many you have in your system. Windows is not like Linux. The operating system doesn't control processor use, the individual programs do.

WoW has been optimized for use with multiple processors. But it hasn't been written from the ground up to support them.

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In short, multiple processors optimize using multiple programs (that actually use the processor in the first place). They don't optimize the speed of a single process. Don't add up processors for speed. It doesn't work that way.

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How long is a rope?

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The Core 2 Duo for the most part is better. Which CPU's specifically were you thinking of?

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A:Dual core or triple core?

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Hey all im looking into buying a new computer and i was just wondering on what system i should build it on?
Ive used intel based stuff my whole life and I really have no idea about what would be better.
Out of say a Dual Core AM2 5200 and a Core 2 Duo E6750 what would be the better option? Im building up the computer as a gaming system and im going to have these sort of specs.
2gb Corsair ddr2 ram
320gb wd hdd
pioneer 18x dvd rom
coolermaster centurion v
ive got a ps and scren
256mb gigabyte 8600gt
or something alongs those lines for about $800-$900

So yer what would be a better choice.
 

A:AM2 Dual Core or Core 2 Duo?

I have always gone for the Intel chip because they run cooler and so don't need such noisy high speed fans.
 

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