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Is a Intel core 2 duo CPU running - 1.6ghz/800FSB ANY faster than the standard 1.6ghz?
I understand the theory about dual-core but i mean is it worth the extra $$$ or will it just be as fast as the 1.6 single?
 
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the standard P4D was a bad design, the amd64 was much better, Intel basically designed an even better cpu with the core2duo's, get a cheap one if you are on a budget, even one core at 1.6Ghz working on something is better than a 3Ghz old pentium and a lot of applications or multithreading will benefit from having 2 cores

You need a little more ram with multiple cores but that so cheap now anyway, it doesn't make any sense to use less than 2 gigs
 

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i have an extra pc sitting around and im trying to decide which one to keep and which one to sell.
the pc i have now is a P4 2.53 (same ram)
The other is the duo-2 running 1.6. (same ram)

What in your opinion is the better to keep?
 

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Ok
I really dont understand this still.
are you saying that the 1.6ghz duo-core 2 is the one i should go with?

I am getting SO confused with the REAL dual-cores (2 cpus) and the fake ones (1 acting as 2).
Any links to some information?!
 
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Ok
I really dont understand this still.
are you saying that the 1.6ghz duo-core 2 is the one i should go with?

I am getting SO confused with the REAL dual-cores (2 cpus) and the fake ones (1 acting as 2).
Any links to some information?!
Real dual cores have 2 cores on 1 die (the CPU). Virtual dual cores have all the info running through a single core on a single die. It's like having 2 ATMs vs. 1 ATM.

You can think of dual cores as 2 independent CPUs, both running at, say, 1.6GHz. Put those two together and you get 3.2GHz. I find that's the easiest way of thinking about it.

There is really no point in keeping a single core CPU anymore. You'd be much better off staying with the C2D.
 
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right now the core 2 duo is pretty much the most efficient best design cpu, it does more on less ghz, using less power and producing less heat

about the only thing good about a P4 was the ability to reach a high ghz, it was a bad design from day 1
 
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