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Old 05-18-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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So would a CPU like the E4500 be more suited to gaming than say a P4 651?
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Yes, definitely.
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Ok i thought so, but for some reason i though i remembered someone saying that dual core processors were no good for gaming, but that was like a year or more ago. Anyways, prolly go with the E4600 or the E7200, is there enough of a difference in performance for the extra few bucks?
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Yes, the big difference are that the E4500, is a dual core and the P4 is only single core.

The only thing that i would use a P4 now is a server, and i might even just use a AMD 3200+ for that.

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Old 05-18-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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Ok so this is:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115052

Compatible with this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813157107R
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Well, the E7200 has 2.53Ghz, and the E4500 has 2.2Ghz. The L2 cache is 3mb as supposed to 2mb. Also, the FSB is greater: 1066MHz, as supposed to 800MHz, and the E7200 is 45nm, and the E4500 is 65nm.

So, yes there is a good difference if you have the money to get it, then it would be a good investment.

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I'm not sure, I would go with this for a little more though. Or is that the board you already have? If it is, look on the manufacturer website for a BIOS update that supports the new 45nm chips.
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No i don't already have it, but i need a mobo with AGP.

How can i tell if it supports 45nm chips?
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