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User currently offlineJames777 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 13 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 722 times:

Hi all,

I am upgrading my PC only I’m stuck between processors, I don’t know weather to go for the 3.0GHz duo core 2, or the quad core 2.4GHz I mainly use my PC for FSX and other high end games.

What do you think i should go for?

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User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 716 times:

Let's start with an easier question...what processors will your motherboard support?

User currently offlineJames777 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 707 times:

i'm going to base my motherboard on what processor i buy.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 690 times:

As far as I'm aware even in the newer games the multi-core support is rather limited right now and most of them are primarily limited by the graphics processor anyway. A faster dual core will generally be more useful in practice than a slower quad, unless you're heavily into image processing or movie rendering.

User currently offlineJames777 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 13 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 679 times:

ok thanks for the advice.

User currently offlineBagpiper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 673 times:

I agree... faster dual core is better than slower quad. Unless you're transcoding 4 DVDs at a time.

If anything is multi-threaded right now, it'll work best with a dual core. In the mean time, a program will only use one of the cores, which is lower clock speed on the quad you listed, thus lower performance.

My 2 cents...


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