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Killapac
08-28-2010, 02:02 AM
Okay, I have a Pentium 4 HT 524 3.02ghz would I see a increase in performance if i upgrade to a Pentium D 802 2.8ghz? :banghead::banghead::banghead:

I have a Radeon 3870 and 2gb of DDR2.

GameGeeks
08-28-2010, 02:07 AM
Not a techie but your processor would take a hit off the bat since your downgrading from 3.02 to 2.8.

Ashminigun
08-28-2010, 07:19 AM
I'd remembered that you did ask the similar (http://www.animeforum.com/showthread.php?89450-Help-Hardware-CPU-help!!!!!) question but different CPU last year.

The obvious answer would be Pentium D because it has 2 physical cores compare to Pentium 4 which used Intel Hyper-Threading technology to virtualized the additional cores. Performance-wise, both of them are the similar if you're using your normally (office work/surfing/light or casual gaming). Unless you utilized the full computing powers on mathematical/scientific simulation or playing hardware demanding games, the performance from the upgrade is not noticeable.

Eris
08-28-2010, 08:30 AM
Not a techie but your processor would take a hit off the bat since your downgrading from 3.02 to 2.8.

Not necessarily. Clock speed is not directly related to actual performance anymore due to various internal voodoo. A modern 2 Ghz CPU will vastly outperform a 4 Ghz CPU from a couple of years ago.

wizz-o-matic
08-28-2010, 09:25 AM
you probably mean Pentium D 820 ... since 802 model doesn't exist.

anyway, Pentium D may perform better if your motherboard supports it and can work at 800 fsb.

Killapac
08-28-2010, 01:48 PM
Thats what i figured this was for my gf. Thank you people!:D I wanted to make sure I was not downgrading her computer...and yes it was 820.