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Difference of performance between 1 70 Ghz processor to 2 40 Ghz processor

Well I am having windows XP sp2 loaded on my computer . Previously I was having 2.40 Ghz processor working with it. Now I am having 1.70 Ghz processor installed in it. Please tell me, as to what difference will it make, on the overall performance of my pc ?
With best regards,
Samier bani.
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  1. cant tell from the information you have given as its not just down to the clock speed--if you upgrade to a newer cpu it may have a slower speed but still be faster in operation due to newer core architecture

    which model cpu are you talking about?
  2. mcnumpty23 said:
    cant tell from the information you have given as its not just down to the clock speed--if you upgrade to a newer cpu it may have a slower speed but still be faster in operation due to newer core architecture

    which model cpu are you talking about?



    Well I had Pentium 4 R with 704 MB of RAM. But the problem was, that while working on it, the system suddenly used to crash due to overheating. That now an expert has changed the processor to 1.70 Ghz instead of 2.40 Ghz and the RAM has been increased to 1 GB . Please tell me, what difference will it have in performance of the system?
  3. mcnumpty23 said:
    cant tell from the information you have given as its not just down to the clock speed--if you upgrade to a newer cpu it may have a slower speed but still be faster in operation due to newer core architecture

    which model cpu are you talking about?



    Well I had Pentium 4 R with 704 MB of RAM. But the problem was, that while working on it, the system suddenly used to crash due to overheating. That now an expert has changed the processor to 1.70 Ghz instead of 2.40 Ghz and the RAM has been increased to 1 GB . Please tell me, what difference will it have in performance of the system? I shell be grateful to you.
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    probably not a great deal of difference--but the extra memory that was added certainly was a good idea it may make more of an improvement
  5. "That now an expert has changed the processor to 1.70 Ghz instead of 2.40 Ghz" he was not an expert if he downgraded your CPU. if he had just put a better heatsink on it, it would not overheat and you would still have a faster 2.4ghz cpu.
  6. Generally speaking, the higher the clock rate, the faster the CPU...at least this applies to CPU's in the same family/architecture. Comparing two CPU's with different architecture based on clock rate is foolish, and typically doesn't mean anything. But, if you got a CPU from the same family (example, core2 duos, although I believe those are clocked much higher out of the box), then sorry to say, you will probably notice a performance increase, unless you only use the computer for everyday stuff, like internet, word processing, maybe watching the occasional movie, then you will very rarely, if ever, notice slower performance. Usually the only time it becomes noticeable is when the system is under load.
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