CPU/Processor?

  scuba steve 19:56 11 Aug 2006
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Hello Everyone,

I Need a New Computer and have been given Plenty of Choice but Im now just concerned on what CPU/Processor to Choose.

I will be using my Computer to Run All Sorts of programs, Internet (Downlaoding Music Ect), Gaming and CD/DVD Burning.

I Have These Choices...

1) PENTIUM 4
2) INTEL CORE 2 DUO
3) PENTIUM D


Please Take Into consideration what i will be using the PC For (Mostly entertainment; Gaming ect.)

Thankyou all in advance,
Regards,
Steve

  Jak_1 20:03 11 Aug 2006

It's not just the CPU that you need to think about, memory (RAM) and the graphics card are just as important, especially for gaming.

  scuba steve 20:06 11 Aug 2006

All the ones im looking at have 1GB DDR RAM

512MB ATI X1300 Graphics or 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 6200 Graphics.

Its Just what CPU would be Best for gaming.

  sean-278262 20:15 11 Aug 2006

Option 2 would be better however it would help to post up the specs and prices of what you are looking at. If a system is good in one way in another it can be very bad in another. All the things must be considered.

  scuba steve 20:18 11 Aug 2006

Okay - Sorry.
The Pentium D One...
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The Intel Duo 2 Core...
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  andrew-196854 20:19 11 Aug 2006

so is it intel cpu then not amd , as for the graphic cards it depends on what games you want to play and a what spec , they say that amd cpu s are best for gaming although others may have other thoughts?

  gudgulf 20:19 11 Aug 2006

For gaming the best cpu series right now is the Core 2 Duo.......it easily outperforms the P4 and Pentium D.

BUT.........with the graphics cards you mention you might as well have a budget Celeron processor!.You wont get full benefit from any Pentium or Dual core cpu with budget graphics cards......for a Gaming rig you should be looking at significantly more powerful graphics cards.Something like an NVidia 7600GT(or better) would be a good starting point.

  scuba steve 20:24 11 Aug 2006

What about a 512MB nVidia Geforce 7300GS Graphics with a Intel Pentium D 820 Processor
2.8GHz, 800MHz FSB and 1GB RAM?

  sean-278262 20:28 11 Aug 2006

Define what you mean by gaming. IE what you currently use your system to play and also what you plan to buy to play. It depends what you call gaming. I play C&C RA2 a lot and that by most isnt classed as gaming as it is not a power game like quake.

  scuba steve 20:34 11 Aug 2006

I want Half-Life 2, Online FPS, FEAR, Elder Scrolls 4...High specs Stuff

As for my Current PC - I Have had it for 4 years and Berely plays the Orginal Sims so i casnt game on it at all really.

  andrew-196854 20:40 11 Aug 2006

if your playing those sort of games i would suggest a 7900 gt

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