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    Which is a Better Choice?

    Hey Y'all,

    I have 2 older Dells that I'm considering combining parts into a single machine to run Win-8.
    Both pass compatibality. Which has the better processor?
    No. 1 is an Intel Pentium 4 630 @ 3GHz {Prescott} Chipset: i945P BIOS date: 07/07/06
    No. 2 is an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ 1.86GHz {Conroe} Chipset: P965/G965 BIOS date: 08/30/06
    They both use the same memory and Have SATA HDDs.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I would say definitely the Core 2, it's a more recent processor, one generation older at least, 2 cores vs. one, so it seems a clear choice over the single core, older Pentium 4.

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    Rui,

    I was leaning that way but with 1/2 the MHz I was wondering?
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    Think it's pretty clear, have a look here: http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/489/Intel_Core_2_Duo_E6300_vs_Intel_Pentium_4_630.html

    Regardless of the benchmarks, having 2 cores will surely ensure better behavior when running multiple apps in Windows 7 and 8.


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    Another good site to check for CPU performance is http://www.cpubenchmark.net/, but you have to do a search for the relevant CPU 'model'
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    Rui,

    Thanks for the link. It makes a pretty clear case for the Core 2 MB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Rui,

    Thanks for the link. It makes a pretty clear case for the Core 2 MB!
    You're welcome .

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