How much of an upgrade would this be?

I have a pentium 4 560 running at 3.6GHz. How much of an increase in performance would i see in everday computing and gaming if i were to buy a conroe? How much of a difference is there between e6300 and e6400?
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  1. anyone?
  2. It'll seem like a Upgrade from Artificial Jewllery to Platinum With rubys encrusted everywhere. not a huge change but in owrthwise u'll see butt loads of return when trying to sell it.
  3. About this much:

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  4. The other day I caught a fish this l----l------------------l big.
  5. pentium 4 560
    1gb DDR400
    Some s**t motherboard that came with the computer. Need to get a new one
    x850xt
  6. Do you ever encode movies or DVD's?

    Do you do much multi-tasking??

    Do you do heavy number crunching??

    Do you game a lot??

    Then you'll probably see a difference, some more noticeable than others. Either way, one of the basic points of the new Conroe is that its the processor for the "future", basically designed to handle whatever will come up in software for the next couple of years. You could probably live off of a P4 560 for maybe one more year, but either way, you need to change, especially with all the new software that will take advantage of 64 bit processing and multi-cores...
  7. and would a conroe fit into the same as a pentium 4 560 as they are both 775? or would i need a good motherboard for it?
  8. You'll need a new board that is socket LGA 775 (T) and supports conroe, your old board might be socket 775 but it won't support conroe.
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    and would a conroe fit into the same as a pentium 4 560 as they are both 775? or would i need a good motherboard for it?


    Doubt your mobo would support it. Get a 965x or the more expensive 975x board. OR wait for nVidia's 5xx series to pop it's head.

    As for improvement, you should see a vast improvement in overall general applications. In gaming, it might not be much, mostly due to GPU bottlenecking. But you should still see some improvement.
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