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Motherboard upgrade from Pentium D to Athlon 64 x2 dual core 4600+

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August 7, 2013 12:26:33 AM

Does it worth to upgrade pentium d 945 to Athlon 64 x2 dual core 4600+ with A8M2N-LA motherboard.And plzz tell how far this motherboard is to be upgraded??
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August 7, 2013 7:22:10 AM

athlon 64 x2 @ 2.4ghz is about 25% faster than pentium d 945 @ 3.4ghz. It may sound like a decent upgrade at first, but...

Unless you are getting the parts for free, I don't think any baby step upgrade is worth it for cpu+mobo from that generation. it is simply too outdated. In current applications, you simply won't feel anything. Upgrading to even the lowest dual core cpu from current gen (i.e. IVB dual core @ 2.8) will get you performance 3 times that, so think about jumping ship to current gen stuff. Even going to Core 2 Duos will get you nearly double the performance of pentium d.

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August 7, 2013 10:15:16 AM

do u think core 2 duo e 4400 is better for gaming then this one with Nvidia 9600gt??
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August 7, 2013 10:25:51 AM

Waqas441 said:
do u think core 2 duo e 4400 is better for gaming then this one with Nvidia 9600gt??


It's better than the Pentium D and about the same as the Anthlon 4600.
August 8, 2013 6:52:19 AM

then what you recommend me to buy.but core 2 duo with an old asus motherboard(do not remember its name)cost me about 2x the Athlon 64 x2 4600+.
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