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Pentium D 945 3.4 or C2D E4300 1.8?

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December 24, 2010 1:35:09 AM

First I know that the E4300 C2D is better
I looked up a bunch of benchmarks and it is a few (4 or 5) cpus higher on the lists.
I also know that it will run cooler.
I got the chip cheap ($15 USD) used from a working pull
I really want to put in a E6700 or Q6600 in about 6 months or so
The question is it worth the trouble of swapping the E4300 in for now with the possible
complications that can happen
Or hold off till I can afford one of the better chips
I just wonder if the performance improvement would be enought to justify
the trouble
Any advice,comments,insults or ranting and raving is appreciated :D 

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December 24, 2010 1:45:53 PM

Thanks Mal
Looking at all the benches the E4300 doesnt have a drastic improvement on the
PD 945.
Of course it will run cooler and more efficiently power wise.
I have only swapped a few cpus before (old socket 478 and socket 604) and have never done a socket LGA775.
I am kinda fearful I am taking a chance of messing up my tower for not a lot of performance improvement.
If anybody has a good link to a guide on swapping LGA775s I would appreciate it.

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December 25, 2010 4:06:40 AM

Cool
I noticed that on the cpu
Well I will google tech a guide to installing LGA775 cpus
Merry Christmas if you celebrate
Otherwise Happy Holidays
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December 25, 2010 6:10:27 AM

There's nothing to it when it comes to swapping an LGA chip. Just make sure of the orientation of the CPU to the socket, and be careful to NOT touch the contacts in the socket. They're easily bent, which would render the motherboard useless. Lay the system so the socket is flat, don't try to work on the tower while it's standing up.
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December 26, 2010 2:49:36 AM

mavroxur said:
There's nothing to it when it comes to swapping an LGA chip. Just make sure of the orientation of the CPU to the socket, and be careful to NOT touch the contacts in the socket. They're easily bent, which would render the motherboard useless. Lay the system so the socket is flat, don't try to work on the tower while it's standing up.


Thank you for the advice
I have only done a few older socket cpus so
any hints and tips from experienced people
is very much appreciated
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January 1, 2011 11:22:50 PM

Best answer selected by king smp.
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January 28, 2012 2:47:15 PM

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