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Deciding between a p4 520j 3.2ghz and a c2q q6600 for my storage server... which of these cpus consumes less power at idle??

though the q6600 is 65nm and the p4 520j is 90nm... so i assume the q6600 uses less power??

but the thing is that 4core vs 1core... any help will be appreciated.. thx!!
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Q6600 without a doubt, not only will it run cooler, it won't need to be pushed that hard if it's just in a server. Are those two the only available choices?
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Q6600 without a doubt, not only will it run cooler, it won't need to be pushed that hard if it's just in a server. Are those two the only available choices?
thanks

well.. i'm actually using the q6600 now.. undervolted and clocked... running 1.33ghz at .928v.. it's mainly for storage so performance dont matter to me... thats why i'm thinking about getting a used p4 520j from microcenter for like $15 and undervolt and clock... if it uses less power that way..
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I don't know if it will use less power, I just know it will have to work a lot harder to match the C2Q, even a Celeron would be a better choice.
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For low power a pentium 4 is the last thing that you should look at getting, a celeron e3xxx would be a good choice being 45nm else an old 4xx celeron on 65nm should be around for cheap somewhere.
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I see... never thought of getting a celeron... arnt celerons slower than p4?? but 45nm sound rly good for me... does smaller nm means it uses less power??
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Clock for clock, a Celeron will decimate a P4.
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Quote:
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Clock for clock, a Celeron will decimate a P4.
Depends on the generation of the celeron. They have been around ever since the PIII era, IIRC When looking at the same gen CPUs, celerons are the weaker ones by far.
     
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Depends on the generation of the celeron. They have been around ever since the PIII era, IIRC When looking at the same gen CPUs, celerons are the weaker ones by far.
This.

A celeron D wouldn't stand a chance against a hyperthreaded P4 of the same era.
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In no world would I recommend a Celeron D Something like an E3500.

I admit it wouldn't decimate, but it would be a better choice then a P4.
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