Which One Would Be Better

By someone153
Apr 30, 2006
  1. I would like to get a new processor for you computer. Here are my specs right now.

    Pentium 4 2.6ghz (with Hyper Threading)
    1.25 GB of RAM
    60 GB-Internal
    150 GB-External
    eVga 7800 GS CO-AGP Edition
    450W Power Supply

    The two processors I was looking at are:

    Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Prescott 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 Processor with Hyper Threading


    Intel Core Duo T2300 Yonah 667MHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 478 Processor

    If cost is not an issue... Which one would give me a greater performance boost?

    Also if I wanted to spend more would this be any better?

    Intel Core Duo T2600 667MHz FSB Socket 478 Processor

    One more question:

    What is the best thermal paste? People say stuff about as5, what is this and could someone give me a link?
  2. 0009

    0009 TS Rookie

    amd.. better kick for the price
  3. someone153

    someone153 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Does AMD make something for socket 478?
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

  5. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    Also Due Core only has 32-bit support and is less future ready.

    Please post back!!
  6. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    definitly go AMD all the way. AMD is ready for tommorows software with 32 and 64 bit support and they are super fast compared to intle and much qieter. either try and go with the AMD Athlon X2 4800 or the AMD Opteron Dual Core

    stay away from Intel!
  7. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    Intel isnt all that bad but AMD is way better.
  8. someone153

    someone153 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Well unfortunatly, I would have to buy a new case to fit the new motherboard so I don't know what I'm going to do.
  9. applesauce12321

    applesauce12321 TS Rookie

    get the second one... the duel core 1.66 ghz. u could get the first one and overclock to like 3.6ghz if u wanted. i dont know how to go about overclocking the duel core
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