I have a pentium d 925 3.0 800fsb 946gz cpu. i want to up grade to faster chip been told the core 2 duo are better by far. My mother board is an acer 946gz havent been able to find anything on this mother board closet thing i have found is one by intel but not the same. So i was told the i can run a core 2 duo with only an 800fsb speed chip. but i have seen a pentium d 960 3.6 800 fsb. The core 2 duo e4700 is 2.6 800fsb. I want to know which of these 2 chip would be faster. the the pentium d 960 or the e4700 and why? i thought the pentium d 960 with 3.6 vs the e4700 with 2.6 please explain? and thank you
E4700 is by far the better pick here. The Pentium D is essentially 2 P4's stuck together at 90nm. These things are way too hot, plus the wattage is bad too. Evan at 65nm, the E4700 will kick butt. Be sure to double check compatibility with your older motherboard, this older chipset will set you back. I would recommend flashing the BIOS before installing a new CPU. Be sure you have LGA775.