For gaming, do you think the e2180 will outdo the d930?
IMO yes. The Core architecture has some great benefits in gaming and general multimedia...I have not checked both items side by side but I am willing to best the Core 2 will have the same if not larger L2 cache...I best check lol.
Yes. All my E2180 and E2160 show as Conroe. Conroe (Not the Conroe-X/L) and Allendale are the same chip except the L2 cache, fsb and Allendale doesn't support Intel virtualization extension (E2xx0, E4x00 and E8190 doesn't support Intel virtualization extension)