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Choosing a CPU

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Dr.Rock, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Dr.Rock

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    I hope someone can please clear some uncertaintly to me please.

    I have to help my brother-in-law choose a processor for his new Dell PC. But Intel have released so many process of the same clock speed but of different flavours. eg, if we go for the 3.0 Ghz clockspeed, there's 478, 530, 531, 630, etc. Which is the faster one to get? Is there an issue with the new socket 775 version or is the old 478 (Northwood) faster, as was when the Prescott CPU's were released?

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention, it's a new PC he's buying altogether. So his current motherboard wouldn't matter (as someone asked me to get a CPU matching his current mobo) since he'll be getting a new one anyway. So it's just a matter of which socket CPU to go for afresh.
     
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    I beileve the 600 series is the one to go for if you are looking at Intels. Although I would always suggest building the machine yourself and using an AMD chip.
     

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