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mmmK...
I'm also taking into consideration that my new board wont handle the Overclocking to well, just to throw in that what if scenario.... But it tried like heck to this overclock this P4 660 to reach my goal. I'll get the Core Duo after all it runs at 65 watts and my boards supports 95 watts right off the bat. Maybe thats why my P4 wont run that high.. I mean the P4 is listed at running 115 watts. My board wont let me + voltage.

your exp. helps alot, thanx
The Core 2 Duo is still only a 200MHz FSB chip (800 quad pumped). Which means it'll still overclock decently enough. The e2xxx series chips should pull 2.7-3.0GHz on stock voltage usually. So just so long as your board can get it there, it should do it.

And I know that doesn't sound like much, but a 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo is light speeds faster than a P4 at any clock speed.
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The Core 2 Duo is still only a 200MHz FSB chip (800 quad pumped). Which means it'll still overclock decently enough. The e2xxx series chips should pull 2.7-3.0GHz on stock voltage usually. So just so long as your board can get it there, it should do it.
Depends on the specific model. E2160 is only 1.8 GHz stock and has a relatively low multiplier (9x). While getting 2.7-3 GHz is definitely doable, it does require a slight voltage bump.
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I just went ahead and ordered the Core Duo 2160.
The architecture should be faster than the Pentium D 805. My main reason for going with the 2160, is the watts being used, it will run cooler, why not a get a somewhat later processor than 2 P4 smacked together running stock around 95 watts.

im excited to see what it can do. When I play Resident evil 5 the controls should be more responsive and the smooth visuals, highr FPS makes better gaming. well it was fun owning a pentium 4.
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