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Hey all i currenlty have a Pentium 4 650+ (3.40) with hyperthreading cpu in my system

Link to specs : -

http://www.directron.com/bx80547pg3400f.html

Would a Core 2 Duo at 1.8 show better performance and lower temps ??

and why

as i understand core 2 duo has two core but the HT one has two threads which is kind of duel core.

currently i am running

Pentium 4 650+ HT 3.40
X-Blade Black Case
ASUS P5N-E SLI
3 gig OCZ Street Camo Ram
2 x 9600gso 384mb in SLI
80gb Hdd with O/S Windows 7 professional
250gb Storage
680Watt G7 Power Extreme PSU

Standing now i have around £50 (roughly $60-$70 in us dollars)
to upgrade and i must admit my CPU SUCKSSS shows 4.1 - 4.4 on Windows Experiance Index , anyone got a opinion on a good CPU upgrade for that price ?


Thanks in advance

Adam
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  1. This is not going to be what you want to hear, but for US$60 - $70, there just isn't much that you are going to be able to do that's worth it.
  2. would not a 1.8 core 2 duo beat a 3.40 pentium 4 ht ?
  3. you in luck since your board supports most core 2 cpu's but for £50 you could get an e5200/e5300

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Processor-Intel-Pentium-LGA775-Socket/dp/B001DCNQ1O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1263136015&sr=1-2

    just update bios
  4. would a 1.8 c2d beat a 3.40 p4 ht ?
  5. it will beat it since most applications dont use HT
  6. ok thanks :D !, im looking at a 2.2 core 2 duo on ebay. may buy that

    thanks for the info
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