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post #11 of 14
sorry for the change on the thread.

where did you get that avatar.
would you mind sharing it with me so i can use it on another board i post on.

ok back to subject.
on the duel core, say a 3.0 and a 3.0 conroe, will they over clock the same
as to the speed or will the conroe go way past what a duel core can do.

because i see these overclocks on duel cores and they get way up their on speed with no problems.
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well a conroe does more per clock, it is far more efficient than previous generations. same (or more) work done with fewer cycles. 1.8ghz conroe will do the same amount of work as a 3.0 dual core (numbers are outta my arse, just to elaborate the explanation) thus, even at the same overclock 2.5 - 3.2 ghz for example will yeald more work done on a conroe than a dual core 8xx.

as a side note, many c2d people are having phenominal overclocks ie 2x the clock rate (1.8 ghz - 3.2 or more)

also as previously mentioned maybe, dual cores have 2x1mb cache, as in one each, core2's share them between eachother, for more efficiency
    
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Oh, I had this question when I didn't know as well. Yes, dual core CPUs are still ONE CPU. Ie, they look exactly the same. It's just that they have two cores inside.

PDs: Very good overclockers generally, the 805 and the 915 are a steal, and do 6 operations per cycles. Remember, frequency is cycles/second. Therefore, frequency is directly proportional to performance. BUT, so is the number of operations the CPU can perform in a cycle.

Conroe: Generally work on lower voltages and lower clockspeed thus reducing power usage (good). However, they run 12 operations per cycle, and thus, clock for clock, have double the performance of PDs. Not to mention that some of them have a mammoth 4MB cache.

So if you have the money conroe is the way to go. Otherwise, I reckon the 805D is still the most fun to overclock...

Cheers.

Nrgx.
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now that is one of the things that throw me off.
where as the conroe has a 4mb cache and the duel core has a 2 + 2 mb cache.
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