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Upgraded from Pentium D to Core i5

I'm probably going to get laughed at for even asking this, but maybe I'll find someone who did the same upgrade recently. Anyway, I just swapped my 3.0 GHz Pentium D for a Core i5-750 processor. What kind of gain in speed & frame rate should I expect?

Thanks!
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  1. Depends a lot on the rest of your system. That is a HUGE processor improvement, but if your video card is terrible, games might not see much of a frame rate bump.
  2. i hope you don't mean a drop in replacement, i5 needs new MB and new ram and new, well i would imagine lots of things...
  3. I just bought a P7P55D MOBO, GPU is a GTX260
  4. well i had a D 940 i had just retired a month ago and i stepped up too a core 2 quad and i saw just about all my frame rates almost double with that. but it all depends on your other hardware u useing of course u have to get new mobo. But if you are useing a crppy gfx card like a hd3400 series or something u wont see any improvement in your frame rate.
  5. what gpu u have with your D 940?
  6. or D 925 since u said 3 ghz
  7. saaiello said:
    or D 925 since u said 3 ghz


    The GTX260 will have seen both processors.
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    sgt bombulous said:
    I just bought a P7P55D MOBO, GPU is a GTX260

    In that case, basically everything should see a huge improvement.

    Oh, and you know you need new RAM too, right?
  9. with that gpu u will see ur frame rates will be alot better. The pentium D was bottlenecking the hell out of that 260 u will be very happy with the performance increase. Im guessing a rough estmate but u will see probbly a 75% increase in frame rates.
  10. cjl said:
    In that case, basically everything should see a huge improvement.

    Oh, and you know you need new RAM too, right?


    He is correct you will need to get DDR3 ram too
  11. cjl said:
    In that case, basically everything should see a huge improvement.

    Oh, and you know you need new RAM too, right?


    Yup, Corsair XMS3 1600 , 2 GB installed at the moment. Since I'm running XP 32 bit I've heard installing all 4 can actually slow things down - It's a mixed bag though, some think it does, some claim no difference. I personally think 2 GB should be more than enough with XP anyway.

    Edit - I definitely plan to use all 4 once I upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit
  12. Best answer selected by Sgt BOMBULOUS.
  13. You would definately get an improvement but I have no idea how you were able to upgrade the processor. Are you sure your mobo can handle it as I have seen many motherboards that are unable to upgrade to anything other than a pentium d.
  14. kedstar99 said:
    You would definately get an improvement but I have no idea how you were able to upgrade the processor. Are you sure your mobo can handle it as I have seen many motherboards that are unable to upgrade to anything other than a pentium d.

    If you read the whole post you would see he upgraded his motherboard
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