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Old 10-20-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Question Processor Upgrade?

I am able to upgrade my processor from a P4 1.69 Ghz to 2.4Ghz. How much difference will this make?
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:22 PM   #2
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That's a pretty substantial upgrade, although the difference will depend on what you're using the PC for.

If you're just browsing the web, word processing, etc. then you won't really notice a difference. On the other hand, if you are playing current games (FEAR, Battlefield 2, etc.) or some other things that put a high load on your CPU, there will be a rather large increase in performance.

In technical terms, the 1.69GHz CPU can theoretically process up to 1,690,000,000 cycles per second. The 2.4GHz CPU can process up to 2,400,000,000 cycles per second. That's a pretty big increase for applications that are going to be pushing your hardware to the limit.
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Old 10-20-2006, 11:57 PM   #3
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thanks for the info... i think i will make the upgrade!
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Old 10-21-2006, 12:15 AM   #4
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I'd definitely recommend that you do, especially with prices on P4's so low these days. If you're going to buy it, you might even want to consider a P4 3.0 GHz, it's only about $80 on Newegg. That would be almost doubling the speed of it.
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:09 PM   #5
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Yes, I wish, but it has to be 400Mhz FBS. I have not been able to find 3Ghz and a FBS of 400Mhz.
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Does anyone know where to find a 3ghz; 400fbs processor
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