Pentium 5800 3.2GHZ -vs- Intel Core2 Duo E7500 (Advice?)

Hi everyone, I currently have a Lenovo Ideacentre system. I am finding that a good majority of CanIrunIt tests show that my CPU fails minimum requirements. Everything else looks good.

So I am coming to you guys to ask some advice about a possible CPU upgrade.

My Mobo is

Manufacturer LENOVO
Model To be filled by O.E.M. (CPU 1)
Version Lenovo Product
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model P45/P43/G45/G43
Chipset Revision A3
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801JR (ICH10R)
Southbridge Revision 00

It is a Socket 775 LGA.

I saw this link that shows a core2duo for 70 bucks.

However, I know this is not the most current Core2duo.

I would like to play recent games and don't want to spend more than 150.00 on a new cpu.

Could anyone recommend a CPU that will work for my mobo.

I would also like to use existing hardware and possibly buy a new mobo and cpu for 150.00. Let me know what my best bet is.

The details on my PC is at here.

Hopefully mobo dimension can help you guys nail down a possiblke mobo and cpu upgrade for my case.

If I let anything out that prevents you from suggesting a new cpu etc, please let me know.

Thanks so much.

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  1. Core2Duo E7500 is better than the pentium. But I would recommend getting an i3
  2. An i3? Bah. I'd recommend going for an AMD system. Get an AM3+ board and stick a 965 BE in there. Much better as far as price : performance and price : features are concerned.
  3. MajinCry said:
    An i3? Bah. I'd recommend going for an AMD system. Get an AM3+ board and stick a 965 BE in there. Much better as far as price : performance and price : features are concerned.

    He is going for a minor CPU upgrad. The way you say it will be expensive for him!
  4. the 965 is cheaper than the i3 as he needs a new motherboard whichever.
  5. Also you need a GPU.
  6. Between those two cpus pentium E5800 is faster than E7500 due to higher clock speed + e5800 is 2 year newer then e7500
  7. I did look at a few mobo+cpu combos over at TigerDirect. They had this combo. Only thing I don't know is if my current Lenovo case would allow for the new mobo to fit. How would I go about finding out? I did some research and the people rave about the Phenom II X4 945. I also noticed its an older CPU. Seems to handle most games as long as you have a GPU capable.

    Are the combos cheaper, or can I actually pick out a mobo, cpy and memory and still end out around the same price as the combos? I am a total newbie when it comes to components. I do know that building myself, I save money. Plus I have always wanted to build a pc.

    I do have a Radeon HD 4300/4500 Series 1gb. Its basic for the most part. I may or may not upgrade the GPU. Seems most games don't mind my GPU, its the CPU that I have that does not meet minimums.

    I would love to buy an i3,i5,i7 but they are pretty pricey. I am also reading that some processors that can benchmark at I series cpus and cost 1/3 of the price.

    I would prefer at least a Quad Core Cpu. Something relatively new, at least 3.00ghz, 6-8mb L2/L3 cache and a decent mobo.

    Remember that I plan to use components on my current pc to complete the build. Also, if Windows 7 64 Home Premium is installed on my HD and I install it in the new mobo, will it still work? Or will I have to buy a license of Windows 7. I do not want windows 8. Have heard its a pain.

    Thanks for all the replies so far.
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