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How much of an upgrade is this?

My current system:
CPU: Intel Pentium D 925 @3.00 Ghz
RAM: 2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333 MHz
Motherboard: Acer E946GZ (Socket 775)
GPU: Nvidia GTX 745 4GB ddr3 VRAM
Storage: 750GB between 2 HDD's
PSU: Generic 250w PSU

Parts i bought:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual-Core @ 3.16 GHz
Motherboard: MSI HP Q33 Socket 775 mATX Motherboard
Cooler: ARCTIC 11 GT Rev.2 CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste: Arctic silver 5

Parts i have already have:
6 GB of DDR2 RAM @ 800MHZ
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  1. almost not noticeable.
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    yeah, have to agree with superninja12, its not an upgrade at all. more of a sidestep. Both CPU's were great in their day, just so happens their day was 10 years ago.

    sell them, save money and get a new entry level pc for about 400 quid. You could keep some of your HD's and the GPU and have something decent. either of those machines will barely run windows, let alone much else.
  3. Dylan Boyd said:
    My current system:
    CPU: Intel Pentium D 925 @3.00 Ghz
    RAM: 2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 333 MHz
    Motherboard: Acer E946GZ (Socket 775)
    GPU: Nvidia GTX 745 4GB ddr3 VRAM
    Storage: 750GB between 2 HDD's
    PSU: Generic 250w PSU

    Parts i bought:
    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual-Core @ 3.16 GHz
    Motherboard: MSI HP Q33 Socket 775 mATX Motherboard
    Cooler: ARCTIC 11 GT Rev.2 CPU Cooler
    Thermal Paste: Arctic silver 5

    Parts i have already have:
    6 GB of DDR2 RAM @ 800MHZ


    depends on what you are doing. i wouldn't invest in that upgrade, but that e8500 stomps that pentium d.
  4. all i had was $75 to spend and that's all i could afford. i just need this to hold me off until i get a job. which should be very shortly.
  5. keith12 said:
    yeah, have to agree with superninja12, its not an upgrade at all. more of a sidestep. Both CPU's were great in their day, just so happens their day was 10 years ago.

    sell them, save money and get a new entry level pc for about 400 quid. You could keep some of your HD's and the GPU and have something decent. either of those machines will barely run windows, let alone much else.


    it can run WoW and star wars the old republic on high at 30 to 35 fps.
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