[Solved] Upgrading Office pc Cpu $100 ? D965 / AMDx2 7550 / AMDX2 550

Can anyone suggest the best option to upgrade a Office pc to.

$100 budget for a cpu.
Looked at $99 Intel D965 3.7ghz dual core or AMD X2 7550 and was wondering about the over my budget AMD X2 550.

Will be using this as backup if my Q9550 pc is too busy / fails.
My father will be using this as "MS Office / OpenOffice" pc and he is always complaining his desktop pc is too slow for office work.

Will get Intel G31 or AMD 780G chip Motherboard for $50 to $80 max. Re-using 4gb ddr2 800mhz I have already.
On avg a Gigabyte 780G Motherboards is about $20-$40 more than $50 Gigabyte G31M-ES2L

I looked at this pc for $199 but only really need motherboard and cpu rest of the parts I have already and I do not like Nvidia inbuilt video. Thought it might be worth it to spend a few extra bucks on a D965.

This below is what I have found so far and very confusing dew to lack of actual 2009 CPU chart on tomshardware.com

Trying to figure out what is current performance of the D 965 with the outdated / irregular / missing 2009 CPU charts and noticed this below.
Q1 / 2008
Divx 6.6.1 QX9770, 67secs
Q3 / 2008
DivX 6.8.3 QX9770, 264secs
So about 200secs difference ?

So if the D 965 gets Q1 / 2008 Divx 6.6.1, 143secs then it is adjusted to Q3 / 2008
DivX 6.8.3 it should be about + 200 secs or total of +/- 343secs ??

Q3 / 2008 DivX 6.8.3 chart should then read:
AMD Athlon X2 7550, 403secs $ 60
Intel Pentium EE 965, 343secs $ 99
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550, 298secs $ 219
Intel Core i7 920, 213secs $ 270
AMD X4 PII 940, 414secs and 344secs OC'd $199
AMD X2 PII 550, 6.39minsx60 = 383.4 secs ??? $109

Surely the D 965 can not beat the AMD X4 PII 940 as well as the AMD X2 PII 550 ??

If this results is true I can understand why there is no 2009 CPU chart on Tomshardware as it is too embarrassing for AMD. AMD fanboy here.
$99 to $219, D 965 to q9550 gets me 45 secs improvement :??:

I know this is not a speed test as a office PC needs fast but not powerful cpu but if acting as backup then I might just need the extra power.
Is the AMD X2 PII 550 $109 + $70 Mboard worth the extra cash instead of the D 965 $99 + $50 mBoard ? Both can be overclock somewhat

Please help.
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  1. A D 965 draws a lot of power (130W) and not all motherboards can support it. Having it on the charts serves no purpose, but you might be interested in this test: http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2802. An E5200 probably is better for office applications and for gaming, particularly if you overclock it.
  2. A Pentium D should not even be considered, using a single benchmark to is not an accurate way to judge the performance. Pentium 4s were good at a few specific tasks but were absolutely slaughtered in everything else. A Pentium D is essentially two Pentium 4s slapped together.
  3. Yup had a hard time finding a compatible motherboard that can take the D 965 power loads.

    Yup it is overkill to buy for a rainy day pc. It is going to be a office pc then it should end up having office pc parts.

    Found this:
    Gigabyte MA78GM-US2H Motherboard / CPU Bundle - AMD 780G, Socket AM2+, PCI Express 2.0, Gbit LAN, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 7850, 2.80GHz

    For $140 and free shipping and should do a decent job for me.

    Usually Ships in 7 - 21 Days darn.

    Thanks for all the help and advice.
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