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July 22, 2012 6:17:00 AM

hi, I,m bit confused of choosing processors..!!
my spec intel pentium dual core E5200 2.5ghz
3gb ram
nvidia xfx 9500GT 1 GB


i like to change ma processor for btr.. but confused..~
intel 13 540 3.7ghz
intel pentium g630 2.7ghz (sandybridge)
intel pentium g870 3.1 ghz(sandy..)

any other processors at this price??????..
frndz wch 2 choose..???? wnt help..!! :o 
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July 22, 2012 6:33:45 AM

Pentium G860, you'll need a new motherboard too.
July 22, 2012 6:44:09 AM

why??? is that DDR3 ...???

Is that G860 is better than i3??? :ouch:  :ouch: 
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July 22, 2012 6:48:14 AM

Yes, the Sandybridge versions are better than the previous generation of i3's.

Yes, it's DDR3 and Socket 1155.
July 22, 2012 7:03:06 AM

I would like 2 knw tht GTA IV , Arma II etc wil wrks on this spec........?

.intel G860... 1gb nvidia xfx 9500gt , 4gb RAM......

anyway G860 z much better than currently using E5200 ....right??????
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July 22, 2012 7:48:49 AM

Yes, but remember you need a new motherboard.
July 22, 2012 8:28:10 AM

hey why dont you try finding anew gfx card
you can get a hd 6670 for cheap now days
July 22, 2012 2:34:02 PM

when i searched about processor...most of them choosing i3 processor than pentium processors..!! :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 

July 22, 2012 2:34:46 PM

yes,am trying 2 get 1... :sol:  :sol: 
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July 22, 2012 3:52:18 PM

lijith321 said:
when i searched about processor...most of them choosing i3 processor than pentium processors..!! :pt1cable:  :pt1cable: 


The Sandy Bridge Pentium is the lowest end processor in the Sandy Bridge lineup. Both the Pentium and I3 are dual core with hyperthreading but the I3 is clocked a little higher. Both are good for a budget build and even though the Pentium is low end it can still actually game, no it's not an I5 or I7 overclocked to 4.5 GHz but it is good enough to play most games. The reason people probably go with the I3 over the Pentium is for the I3's higher clock rate.
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July 22, 2012 4:09:45 PM

don't forget what some of these guys are trying to tell you........... your processor is a 775 socket processor..NOT ONE of the processors listed is socket 775. you will also need to buy a new motherboard and probably memory. ............

not knowing what motherboard you have it's not a drop in the bucket to suggest a faster quad core that will fit.
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July 22, 2012 4:13:43 PM

Yes I wrote that figuring that he understod that since it's already been mentioned a couple times. The point is you would be better off getting a new motherboard and Sandy Bridge processor.
July 22, 2012 5:54:17 PM

In i3 series which is good for gaming n low budget??
July 22, 2012 5:54:46 PM

thnx 2 all 4 rplying..!!

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July 22, 2012 5:59:40 PM
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lijith321 said:
In i3 series which is good for gaming n low budget??


For the most part yes. Most games use only one or two cores as it is right now. Also the micro architecture of the I3 is pretty fast so the I3 can handle most games just fine. The only time the I3 starts to have some problems is in demanding games with huge multiplayer maps like BF3. If you are playing on a 64 player map with ultra high settings the I3 can start to struggle. For a budget though it's still a very good processor.
July 22, 2012 6:03:48 PM

ya am going with i3...but which model to choose????
July 22, 2012 6:29:21 PM

rds1220 said:
The Sandy Bridge Pentium is the lowest end processor in the Sandy Bridge lineup. Both the Pentium and I3 are dual core with hyperthreading but the I3 is clocked a little higher.



Sandy bridge pentiums are not hyperthreaded.

Given that the op is interested in gaming and is on a budget, why wouldn't the pentium G860 be the recommended choice? It is currently $30 less at Newegg and games very close to the i3 2100. Seems to be a better bang for the buck, and the money saved can go towards his new mobo (or a better video card).

Even the G870 is $20 less than the i3 and has the same clock rate...the only thing you are giving up is HT and if you are primarily gaming it remains to be seen that HT is worth the extra cash.
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July 22, 2012 6:41:27 PM

pentium 2core 2thread........ i'd rather have a ( SB ) 2core 4thread processor......... and some games are using more that 4 cores right now in case you missed it. they are 2 different processors.
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July 22, 2012 6:43:49 PM

Games maxing out four cores are in the minority right now. There are only a very few games that are maxing out four cores most are using only two cores.
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July 22, 2012 6:46:40 PM

I would go with the I3 2120.
July 22, 2012 6:57:27 PM

rds1220 said:
I would go with the I3 2120.



That is a $35 price increase (almost 40%) from the G860 (on Newegg). What can the i3-2120 do for gaming that the g860 cannot? And if you can put that $35 towards a video card upgrade...
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July 22, 2012 7:05:35 PM

dude. they are different processors............ multi threaded apps will benefit more from the i3 than the pentium.

take a look at the games in this thread........... don't forget to read what's under the pretty graphics.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3820-processor-re...


do the i3 and pentium support the same speed memory ?? anybody.
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July 22, 2012 7:13:16 PM

diet_pepsi said:
That is a $35 price increase (almost 40%) from the G860 (on Newegg). What can the i3-2120 do for gaming that the g860 cannot? And if you can put that $35 towards a video card upgrade...


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swifty_morgan said:
dude. they are different processors............ multi threaded apps will benefit more from the i3 than the pentium.

take a look at the games in this thread........... don't forget to read what's under the pretty graphics.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3820-processor-re...


do the i3 and pentium support the same speed memory ?? anybody.
July 22, 2012 7:16:01 PM

swifty_morgan said:
dude. they are different processors............ multi threaded apps will benefit more from the i3 than the pentium.

take a look at the games in this thread........... don't forget to read what's under the pretty graphics.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-3820-processor-re...


do the i3 and pentium support the same speed memory ?? anybody.



He is gaming, not running heavily threaded apps. And he is gaming on a low end card at that. Your link doesn't have the processors that we are talking about. This one does...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-a...

And this article has these processors running with a 7970 -- if our OP is running a low-end card I would bet that the difference in frame rate would be virtually zero.

And yes, the G860 supports ddr3 1333, just like the i3.
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July 22, 2012 7:26:54 PM

i thought the pentium only supported up to 1066 ? and i'd still ratgher have the 2100.
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July 22, 2012 7:31:41 PM

I would too. The 2120 has hyper threading which won't help in gaming but if you decide to ever doing anything else more CPU demanding in the future the hyper threading of the I3 will help. Also the I3 is slightly higer clocked. No 400 Mhz isn't huge but you can't overclock the Pentium or I3 so I'll take the 400 extra MHz for the extra speed out of the box, speed that can't be made up with overclocking.
July 22, 2012 7:37:27 PM

rds1220 said:
I would too. The 2120 has hyper threading which won't help in gaming but if you decide to ever doing anything else more CPU demanding in the future the hyper threading of the I3 will help. Also the I3 is slightly higer clocked. No 400 Mhz isn't huge but you can't overclock the Pentium or I3 so I'll take the 400 extra MHz for the extra speed out of the box, speed that can't be made up with overclocking.


I don't disagree with your points. All I am saying is that the G860 is a very capable gaming cpu that should be considered. It is up to the OP to decide what he is going to use his PC for and how much he can afford to spend.
July 23, 2012 1:31:25 PM

budget 6000 INR for processor...!!
July 23, 2012 2:57:42 PM

in i3 series which model is good for gaming???? anybody...!!
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July 23, 2012 3:13:34 PM

I don't really think any one I3 will perform better than another in games. They're pretty much the same processor just different models have different clock speeds.
July 24, 2012 2:53:33 PM

I would go with the I3 2120...
and wht abt a budget graphics card for this???? anyone plz..

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July 24, 2012 4:44:11 PM

Well when you say budget what how much are we talking? How much are you willing to spend on a video card.
July 24, 2012 5:16:08 PM

lijith321 said:
I would go with the I3 2120...
and wht abt a budget graphics card for this???? anyone plz..



May I suggest that you tell us how much you are willing to spend for your entire system? If you do so these guys will tell you the best way to spend within that amount.
July 30, 2012 6:21:30 AM

guys another doubt..i already have nvidia xfx 9500gt 1 gb card.. can i use 2 graphics card in 1 pc..??? can i use ati hd 6670 and 9500gt ??? i dnt knw abt using 2 cards..!! plz help .. anybody
July 30, 2012 6:40:51 AM

is ati hd 6670 is good?? or any other card with this card's budget??
sorry 4 ma bad english..!!
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July 30, 2012 6:43:57 AM

the i3 540 is actually really good if you can find it cheap. they can OC really well and are generally pretty good for the price.
July 30, 2012 5:01:51 PM

. whn i searched abt i3 processors i saw tht 13-2130 have 3.4ghz n 2000hd graphics, but i3-2105 have 3.1ghz n 3000hd graphics... in these which is good for gamings..???? confused..!!
July 30, 2012 5:56:29 PM

lijith321 said:
. whn i searched abt i3 processors i saw tht 13-2130 have 3.4ghz n 2000hd graphics, but i3-2105 have 3.1ghz n 3000hd graphics... in these which is good for gamings..???? confused..!!



The Intel 2000 or 3000 HD graphics are both irrelevant to modern gaming graphics. To do modern gaming of any sort of even pretend seriousness you are going to want to spend at least a little bit of money to get a stand alone graphics card, for a real budget build you can get a card for around $80 on sale and with rebates that will blow either of these out of the water. Specifically between those two get the higher clock at 3.4 since the cpu c86 architecture is the same, and the on chip "gpu" will be disabled.
July 30, 2012 6:02:38 PM

rds1220 said:
The Sandy Bridge Pentium is the lowest end processor in the Sandy Bridge lineup. Both the Pentium and I3 are dual core with hyperthreading but the I3 is clocked a little higher. Both are good for a budget build and even though the Pentium is low end it can still actually game, no it's not an I5 or I7 overclocked to 4.5 GHz but it is good enough to play most games. The reason people probably go with the I3 over the Pentium is for the I3's higher clock rate.




RDS1220 Please don't tell people false information Intel put out and is putting out a number of very low end budget based chips based on the Sandy-bridge architecture. These are celeron brand coded. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I would once again say please stop providing just plain wrong info to people. Its not like these have just been out a week or two but have been released over a year.
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July 30, 2012 6:30:03 PM

Yes I know but the Celron is slow junk and has less cache than the Pentium or I3. I wouldn't get a Celeron for gaming when for a little more money you can get a Pentium or I3.

BTW I meant lowest end I would go for gaming, maybe you should think before you post or PM the person before you make yourself sound like an arrogant A-hole.
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July 30, 2012 6:35:31 PM

lijith321 said:
hi, I,m bit confused of choosing processors..!!
my spec intel pentium dual core E5200 2.5ghz
3gb ram
nvidia xfx 9500GT 1 GB


you are better of not worrying about the cpu right now with a lower graphics card like that. get a cpu cooler and overclock that E5200 to 3.2ghz. there are guides you can find to help you do it easy. then get the best graphics you can afford, hopefully atleast a HD7770.

that will make a big difference while you save up for a good cpu/motherboard down the line.
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July 30, 2012 6:40:09 PM

I agree overclock what you have now and save up for a good CPU, motherboard and graphics card down the road.
August 1, 2012 1:49:32 AM

with a single air cooler ... can i overclock??? i dnt knw 2 oc..!!
i just tried 2 set bios.. (fan speed,dram v..etc) but aftr entering in bios.. i can't find these settings..!! my mb: intel dg31pr
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August 1, 2012 2:37:17 AM

lijith321 said:
with a single air cooler ... can i overclock??? i dnt knw 2 oc..!!
i just tried 2 set bios.. (fan speed,dram v..etc) but aftr entering in bios.. i can't find these settings..!! my mb: intel dg31pr

you have about the easiest cpu to overclock. google for some guides. all you need to look for is Front Side Bus (FSB) and Vcore (cpu voltage) in the BIOS.
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