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Core i3 or core 2 duo e7500

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February 8, 2010 5:07:41 AM

i am currently using a pentium dual core e6500 with a radeon 5770 hd .. i am thinking of changing my cpu. Which one will be a better choice buying a core i3 or a core 2 duo e7500..i have a limited buget..so folks help me ..

i will be thankful for your answer..

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February 8, 2010 5:46:48 AM

i3
- better performance
- more expensive
- needs a new mobo
- needs a new ddr3 ram

e7500
- not that much different from what you have
- you don't have to buy a new mobo (if your current mobo supports it, otherwise junk this whole e7500 idea)
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February 8, 2010 6:09:14 AM

E7500 wouldn't be much of a performance gain to justify the purchase in my opinion, and the I3 requires a new motherboard and DDR3 memory so it won't be a cheap upgrade.
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February 8, 2010 7:52:28 AM

Don't upgrade to either.
It doesn't justifies the money you'll spend.

Just get an aftermarket cooler an OC the heck out of your e6500. :) 
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February 8, 2010 8:22:41 AM

^ +1

The E6500 is a great overclocker.
Cool it properly and you can get some massive FREE performance increases ;) 
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February 8, 2010 10:56:13 AM

They are right--neither is a good option on a limited budget.

Why are you thinking of changing the CPU? What are the rest of your specs? Perhaps a different upgrade would help some.
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