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Opinions Wanted To Help Pick A Cpu

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#1 Wi1d


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Posted 19 August 2007 - 01:07 AM

I'm needing help in deciding what CPU I want to upgrade to. I currently have a Pentium D 935 Presler and can't decide between Core 2 Quad Q6600 or Core 2 Duo E6600. I'm confused about which chip is the better man. My Pentium D clocks at 3.2GHz and both chips I'm looking at have lesser speeds. I have read that the Core 2 are more efficient compared to any older Intel chip. This still doesn't help. Any good insight into helping clear things up would be appreciated.

My current processor:
here is the comparison of all 3.

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#2 Wi1d

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:47 PM

After doing more research it really does look like the Core 2 beat any of the older chips. AnandTech has a nice visual summary here. The chips I picked out are identical except for one has 8M L2 and 2 more cores. I think I'll go with the quad. I'm also updating my video card from a 6600GT to a 8800GTS and from 2GB DDR2-533 to 4GB DDR2-800 of RAM. I can't wait to see if I notice any difference in the systems.

Edited by Wi1d, 19 August 2007 - 12:48 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

Read this article on Toms Hardware.com. It should help you decide

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