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What is the main difference between a Pentium D, core 2 Dual & dual c

I would like to know what is the major Difference between the Pentium D, core 2 duo & a Dual core processor and can they use the same mother board?
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  1. the core 2 duo is best
    the dual core is better
    pentium D is slow, hot and power hungry. in other word, the worst

    although they use the same socket (lga775) not every motherboard support all of them, u better refer to the mobo's website for what's supported and what's not
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    As said above Core 2 Duo is the best. Pentium and Celeron Dual Cores are below the Core 2 Duo but better than the Pentium D, they are cut down Core 2 Duo chips. The Pentium D is the worst, it's basically two Pentium 4s glued together, it is infamous for running very hot, and being a very slow CPU overall, even with the really high clock speeds.

    Which ones you can get will depend on which LGA 775 motherboard you have. Check the CPU compatibility list for your board to find out which CPUs you can use. Note that a lot of the higher performance Core 2 Duos will be quite pricy as they are no longer manufactured, but are in high demand from people seeking to gain more life from their older systems. If you are looking for high CPU performance, it probably will be more cost effective to look at a new build. Current dual core CPUs range in price from $50 to about $120. Some of the higher end Core 2 Duos will sometimes sell for $200.
  3. timwireless said:
    I would like to know what is the major Difference between the Pentium D, core 2 duo & a Dual core processor and can they use the same mother board?


    Hello,

    Basically they are different because of their overclocking speed, number of processors and cache memory. The higher the processor, the lower the power consumption.

    Pentium d is 2 pentium 4s on 1 PCB.
    Core 2 duo are 1 die with interconnected cores.

    Not all are compatible on same mobo.

    Regards,
    Dainard Jackson

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    iStarUSA.com
  4. Thanks alot for the clarification and your assistance is highly appreciated.
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