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January 23, 2012 3:16:27 PM

i have a pentium d thats about 5 years old and my games are having really bad lag spikes so im looking to replace it for a core 2 duo quad core 2.4ghz. will that get rid of lag on games like skyrim????

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January 23, 2012 3:53:27 PM

System specs please. Is your system oem (dell, hp, etc)? Use cpuz is you don't know your motherboard model number.
January 23, 2012 5:01:16 PM

its a custom built: ati radeon sapphire 6770 gpu, 4gb corsair 1333mhz, intel pentium D 3.00ghz, asus p5g41t-m lx motherboard
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January 23, 2012 5:24:47 PM

£70 on ebay in mint condition for the core 2 duo an ive just got the motherboard and dont want to replace it
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January 23, 2012 5:27:59 PM

O1die is right. Looks like your board supports the entire line of Core2Duo and Core2Quad processors.

The bad news is these are now obsolete and Intel no longer makes them. The even worse news is they are as expensive now as they were new and in some cases even more. You are better off saving up for a complete system upgrade than putting money in expensive obsolete tech.
January 23, 2012 5:55:20 PM

did you not read my last post?
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January 23, 2012 5:58:42 PM

lukey said:
did you not read my last post?



Nope, it showed up as I was typing my post. I was looking up your motherboard while I was replying. Your post showed up after I posted. See how close the post times are.
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January 23, 2012 6:06:32 PM

that cpu wont run skyrim


save your money and get a sand bridge pc or wait for ivy bridge


(i built new pc, z68 motherboard,i5 2400,8gb ram,antec 300 case,psu and dvd bruner for £385 (ill get a newer graphics later, im reusing a hd 4670)


£385 isnt that much for a good gaming system, throw in a good graphics card (havent researched £1-200

and you have a really nice pc
January 23, 2012 6:21:39 PM

i dont care what settings its on i just dont want my games to alg and will it do that and ive just built this pc and im not changing anything on it except the cpu so all im asking is will the core 2 duo 2.4ghz run skyrim on whatever setting with no lag
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January 23, 2012 6:33:14 PM

get the c2d as it will be a huge improvement and will run skyrim as long as you don't mind playing on medium.
January 23, 2012 6:35:15 PM

take it the c2d is the core 2 duo and if it is thank you very much and i dont mind playing on medium :D 
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