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E6420 (4MB) CORE 2 DUO 2.13ghz or intel pentium 4 3.6ghz?

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October 11, 2011 4:33:11 PM

Hello, just wandering which is the best of the 2 processors?
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October 11, 2011 4:38:26 PM

The Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6420 by far.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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October 11, 2011 6:06:37 PM

IntelEnthusiast said:
The Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6420 by far.


Agreed. Unless you are running ONLY a VERY single-core program or there is a large price difference - but even then I'd take the Core 2 if possible.
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October 11, 2011 6:13:20 PM

Definitely the Core 2... whoops the P4 in single and multi-threaded tasks with much less power consumption.
October 11, 2011 6:19:12 PM

Brilliant thanks for your replies, much appreciated :) 
October 11, 2011 6:24:32 PM

Also im wandering if my current graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS) will fit into the following motherboard: ASUS P5G41T-M LX.

I would of thought it would do as my current motherboard is ASUS P5GD1-FM. Just trying to improve my old system a little bit but i have absolutely no idea about changing pc parts :) 
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October 11, 2011 6:35:36 PM

stemully said:
Also im wandering if my current graphics card (NVIDIA Geforce 8400 GS) will fit into the following motherboard: ASUS P5G41T-M LX.

I would of thought it would do as my current motherboard is ASUS P5GD1-FM. Just trying to improve my old system a little bit but i have absolutely no idea about changing pc parts :) 

It looks like it will fit. I looked up a diagram of the old board and it has pci-e which means it should fit into the new boards pci-e slot.
October 11, 2011 6:40:56 PM

Ok thanks, and finally, People keep telling me, make sure it will fit my tower, but how am i supposed to know if it will fit or not?
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October 11, 2011 6:45:58 PM

stemully said:
Ok thanks, and finally, People keep telling me, make sure it will fit my tower, but how am i supposed to know if it will fit or not?

I didn't think about that!

Both of them are micro ATX, and it seems the specs on the old one are 9.6x9.6 in. while the new one will be 9.6x7.9in.

Looks like it should fit!
October 11, 2011 6:53:35 PM

Right thanks for all your help mate.
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October 11, 2011 7:34:42 PM

Back when we released the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, I saw a group of benchmarks here on Tom's where I was able to compare the Intel Pentium® Extreme Edition 965. This was a dual core processor with hyper-threading and one of the fastest processor we had ever released at 3.73GHz. In those benchmarks I compared that processor to the Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 which I was looking at buying and found out of the 20 benchmarks that Tom's had at the time the Intel Core 2 Duo outperformed it in 16/20 benchmarks and was only just under it in the other 4.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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