Which CPU for gaming.


  1.    21 Aug 2011 #1
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    Which CPU for gaming.


    Hi all,

    I am not talking about my desktop but my laptop.

    Its capable of gaming and currently has a T5500 CPU in it. But is it better for gaming than the T2400?

    Here are the specs of the CPU and my memory and GPU:

    Socket M

    Intel Core Duo T2400
    Speed: 1.83GHz
    L2 Cache: 2MB
    Core: Yonah
    Intel 64?: No
    FSB: 667MHz

    Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
    Speed: 1.66GHz
    L2 Cache: 4MB 2MB Disabled (can i enable this somehow?)
    Core: Merom
    Intel 64?: YES
    FSB 667MHz

    Laptop Memory is Maxed out at 3072MB 2944MB + 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1450

    So in short: T2400 has higher clock speeds but no 64bit capability and the T5500 has slower clock speeds but 2MB disabled cache and 64bit capable
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    WHICH ONE FOR GAMMING???
    Last edited by nostaw5; 21 Aug 2011 at 20:48. Reason: added in stuff
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  2.    21 Aug 2011 #2
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    Re: Which CPU for gaming.


    I belive, theyre equal overall... The t5500 will allow you to go 64bit.

    The t5500 doesnt have 2MB you can unlock.. just 2MB L2... Its been crippled.
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  3.    21 Aug 2011 #3
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    Re: Which CPU for gaming.


    ok cuz i dont use a 64bit OS anyway so........ would the extra MHZ of the T2400 work faster than the T5500 with XP X32?
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  4.    22 Aug 2011 #4
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    Re: Which CPU for gaming.


    No, they will be about the same speed. The t2400 is a different internal design than the t5500. This make the t5500 a smidgen faster at the same clock speed. So, by being 200mhz slower in written speed, the performance speed will be the same .
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  5.    22 Aug 2011 #5
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    Re: Which CPU for gaming.


    Thanks ill stay with the T5500. All those who posted get rep
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