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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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which processer?

Which is better?

Intel Core2 duo e8200 6mb L2 2.66ghz 1333fsb

or

Intel quad core q6600 8mb L2 2.4ghz 1066fsb

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Depends on the application, I'd go with the cheaper of the two. The Q6600 should do most tasks faster and with water cooling can be massively overclocked. Out of the box for gaming applications the E8200 will probably be a little faster, mainly because most applications can't really utilize the quad core.

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I was kinda setting up this computer to be part of my home entertainment center. Will the core duo play blu rays fine? I currently have a Pentium d 2.8mhz. Will the new processor blow it out of the water?

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-14-2008, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
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also how much memory should I get?

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Core2Duo's will definatly be better than the D. My wife's PC has an e8400 that rocks!. I'd go with the e8200 out of those choices. For ram, if you're running a 32 bit OS, then 2 gigs. For a 64 bit OS, up to four. My opinions anyway.

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well now I found a good deal on a quad core Q8200 4mb 2.33ghz 1333mhz How is the performance of this one? Or for the same price i can get a core duo 3.16ghz 1333mhz E8500.

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From what I have read, htpc doesnt need much processor.

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well now I found a good deal on a quad core Q8200 4mb 2.33ghz 1333mhz How is the performance of this one? Or for the same price i can get a core duo 3.16ghz 1333mhz E8500.
1Mb of cache per core? Not for me.
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I was kinda setting up this computer to be part of my home entertainment center. Will the core duo play blu rays fine? I currently have a Pentium d 2.8mhz. Will the new processor blow it out of the water?
Core 2 or C2Q will make that Pentium look pretty stupid.
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IMO, if you can get a decent deal on a quad core - I'd go that route. I dig mine and would not do anything different. Crap actually works, even when you would think it is not. I have a G15 that monitors my CPU and those cores get to working a lot when you'd think that things are going as normal. Makes doing 20 things at one a bit faster for sure.

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Pretty much right now, if you don't want to spend "tons" on a new proc.
You cannot beat a Q6600 if you need the extra cores, and in this day why not go quad? Or if your set on a dual core, hit up an E8400.

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I was kinda setting up this computer to be part of my home entertainment center. Will the core duo play blu rays fine? I currently have a Pentium d 2.8mhz. Will the new processor blow it out of the water?
oh yeah a c2d will do just fine on bluray, any of them.

The Quad core isn't going to be of much use to you if this is an HTPC. the higher bus speed will be for certain.
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Pretty much right now, if you don't want to spend "tons" on a new proc.
You cannot beat a Q6600 if you need the extra cores, and in this day why not go quad? Or if your set on a dual core, hit up an E8400.
I'm pimpin an E8400 in my machine with no overclocking and it's a badass.
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1Mb of cache per core? Not for me.
I agree 3mb cache per core ftw




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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 05:55 PM
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I have an old AMD K6 II 400mhz processor you can use if you want it

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