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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Core 2 Duo 1.8ghz vs 2.4ghz?

In terms of gaming, how much of a difference performance-wise will the 2.4 give over the 1.8? Cheers.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Not very much IMO, unless the 2.4 is a Quad.

IMO I would not bother and put that investment into, say a i5 or i7 down the line.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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if you are comparing a low voltage 1.8, like many of the 1.8s are... they are lower power, lower heat and the integrated graphics aren't quite as good. Overall I think the 2.4 (if its a full normal voltage mobile CPU) would be a noticeable improvement, but just barely... and depending on exactly what games your talking about.
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Well I have a little Dell Optiplex 745 SFF, which has a 1.8ghz C2D at the moment. It's getting 4gb RAM & a HD6450 in the next couple of days & am debating on whether or not to upgrade the CPU while I'm at it.

I'll be playing nothing too intense - GTA (III, VC, SA, IV), ARMA II (DayZ). All of which the card can handle well enough. I'm just wondering if the CPU will be up to it too.
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Well I have a little Dell Optiplex 745 SFF, which has a 1.8ghz C2D at the moment. It's getting 4gb RAM & a HD6450 in the next couple of days & am debating on whether or not to upgrade the CPU while I'm at it.

I'll be playing nothing too intense - GTA (III, VC, SA, IV), ARMA II (DayZ). All of which the card can handle well enough. I'm just wondering if the CPU will be up to it too.
Since you have a GPU and are probably talking desktop CPUs, I doubt you'd tell a difference in the CPU.
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Okay, I just bought a 2.66ghz Core 2 Duo to shove in there. Scores an extra 1000 on Geekbench than the 1.8ghz so it should improve performance somewhat. Thanks for the input!
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