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Dual Core 3.0 Ghz 2MB cache VS Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz 1MB cache ?

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June 21, 2011 8:47:42 PM

Hello,
wish one is better ?
Dual Core 3.0 Ghz 2MB cache or Pentium 4 3.06 Ghz 1MB cache ?
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June 21, 2011 8:56:56 PM

The Dual core 3.0Ghz with 2MB of cache, which processor are you looking at?
June 21, 2011 8:58:31 PM

I guess the answer is Pentium D
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June 21, 2011 9:02:47 PM

yummerzzz said:
The Dual core 3.0Ghz with 2MB of cache, which processor are you looking at?


I guess the answer is Pentium D
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June 21, 2011 9:26:19 PM

No contest whatever the dual core is, it will smack the ass off that P4.
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June 22, 2011 7:26:16 AM

P4 is old news as is pentium D (which is still a p4 with 2 cores). Cant you get something more recent? What are you planning to do with this computer?
June 22, 2011 8:44:02 AM

iam2thecrowe said:
P4 is old news as is pentium D (which is still a p4 with 2 cores). Cant you get something more recent? What are you planning to do with this computer?


Yesterday my desktop computer was shutting down automaticaly before booting into windows , so I took it to a repair shop and he told me that my cpu is not working (wish was a pentium D) , and I asked him what's the solution he said that he has a pentium 4 cpu 3.06 Ghz wish is "more powerful than pentium d since it has 0.06 more Ghz" and it is compatible with my board D945GCCR , so I was very confused so I told him that today I will tell him what to do (if i install the p4 or keep the computer unrepaired)

That's why I asked here on this site to get some advice but it seems that my old dead CPU was better :( 
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June 22, 2011 9:25:39 AM

Yeah hes trying to palm off an ancient cpu on you, i bet for a tidy cost too?

Forget it and invest in a cheap AMD set up you can get yourself an

AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 250 3.00GHz (Socket AM3) = £40
Asus M4A78LT-M 760G (Socket AM3) DDR3 Motherboard = £50
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666C7 1333MHz Dual Channel Kit = £30

So all of the above for £120 - $193 - EUR130

The above is cheap and will give you a hell of an advantage over an old Pentium 4.
Anything else is pure folly.
June 22, 2011 9:33:01 AM

Well he asked for 60$ ( he said 40$ is the cpu's price , 10$ is the fan's price (lol) ,and 10$ is for the installation)... I found in another shop online a 3.00 GHz - E5700 800MHz/2M Core Duo for $68.00 . I'm not sure if it works on my Motherboard but I will keep searching before calling him.

by the way Uther39 : I live in Lebanon and here everything related to technology is very expensive and when it comes to hardware I think it's the most expensive stuff here (and the worst quality) , even Internet connection here sucks(maximum speed is 2mbps with 10 gb upload/download limit , and you have to pay 100$ or more) so for $193 you maybe can't buy such a computer here :(  thanks for replying anyway :) 
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June 22, 2011 11:00:10 AM

In the UK the trade price for a complete Pentium 4 3.06GHz computer is £30-35 $45-50
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June 22, 2011 11:06:03 AM

I agree, CPU's rarely fail. He is trying to rip you off.
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June 22, 2011 9:28:38 PM

supra48 said:
... I found in another shop online a 3.00 GHz - E5700 800MHz/2M Core Duo for $68.00 . I'm not sure if it works on my Motherboard but I will keep searching before calling him.




According to Intel's specs, the D945GCCR motherboard does support Core 2 Duo CPUs, but does not go into further details.

I suspect it can only support the first generation of Core 2 Duo called "Conroe" and is manufactured using the 65nm die process. "Allendale" CPUs should also be supported and are 65nm as well; consider them to be value oriented Core 2 Duo CPUs. "Conroe" CPUs are the E6xxx series, while "Allendale" are the E4xxx series.

The 2nd generation of Core 2 Duo CPUs are called "Wolfdale" and are manufactured using the 45nm die process. I am afraid that your motherboard will most likely not support these newer CPUs. "Wolfdale" CPUs are:

Pentium E5xxx and E6xxx
Core 2 Duo E7xxx, and E8xxx

Therefore, while the E5700 can be inserted into the mobo's socket, it probably will not be recognized. You need to search for a Core 2 Duo E4xxx or E6xxx CPU in your situation.



June 23, 2011 7:38:51 AM

I went to the shop and he told me that it was his fault to think that the cpu was the problem , and the real problem was actually the fan and it was not working properly because of electricity problems (as he said) , so he replaced it with a new one (and my last fan replacement was from is shop too , a month ago) and I replaced the fan before replacing it from him 2 monthes ago too , so this makes it 3 times changing the fan in 3 monthes .

What possibly can be the problem ? how can I avoid changing the fan so frequently?
June 23, 2011 10:50:33 AM

First, switch the shop you go to. Second, what do you mean the fan got broken again? Eider he installs poor quality fans or you have a problem with your motherboard voltage regulators and that might fry the fan, but i never heard of this before.

Buy a fan from an online store and learn how to mount it yourself. If that fan(meaning cooler) fails also then you might have a problem with your motherboard.
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June 23, 2011 11:34:50 AM

I have not heard of even low quality fans breaking, if you think this is the problem I suggest you buy a cooler that has 2 fans and connect one to the motherboard CPU fan connector and 1 direct to the power supply by a molex connector.
June 23, 2011 1:07:08 PM

I didn't mean it was broken , I meant that it stopped working properly , and yes thanks for the advice I will buy a good fan as soon as I can :) 
June 25, 2011 12:24:05 PM

After getting my pc back home , I turned it on and used it for 3 hours and then shut it down , the next day I turned it on and used it for 2 hours and suddenly the computer turned off (without any warning) . When I turned it on , There was a sound coming from the motherboard like two beeps and then it shutdown before any output on the screen. what do you guys think I should do ?should I talk to the same shop ?or take it to another shop ? this is making me go crazy...
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June 25, 2011 3:27:30 PM

I suggest a new PC as its so old its not worth throwing money at.
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