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just want to know if it is a true quad core like my current q6600??
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http://ark.intel.com/products/52206/Intel-Core-i5-2300-Processor-%286M-Cache-2_80-GHz%29

4 real cores, so yes
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so 4 real cores and 4 logical qould make windows see 8 cores?? and also is this a suitable upgrade for my q6600??
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so 4 real cores and 4 logical qould make windows see 8 cores?? and also is this a suitable upgrade for my q6600??

I5 doesn't hyperthread so it doesn't have the logical cores, only the physical ones. Quad core.
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so 4 real cores and 4 logical qould make windows see 8 cores?? and also is this a suitable upgrade for my q6600??

...no.

4 physical cores and 4 logical cores means its 1 thread per processor. if you want windows to see 8 "cores" youd have to get a i7, which is 4 physical and 8 logical.

and yes, it is a good upgrade. you wont be able to overclock it as its not unlocked.
 
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so 4 real cores and 4 logical qould make windows see 8 cores?? and also is this a suitable upgrade for my q6600??

No, it means 4 cores. 4 cores 8 logical cores (like 2600k) would show 8 threads in task manager. I probably wouldn't upgrade, especially considering you can't overclock it very much at all. Save up for Ivy Bridge and buy a 3570K or 3770K.
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i dont overclock anyway, never have, if i want more power i buy more power.
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i dont overclock anyway, never have, if i want more power i buy more power.

so..if you want more power why are you cheaping out with a 2300? get a 3960X lol
 
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its more power to a budget.

what about this one its unlocked and a 3.3 off the bat.
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post #10 of 17
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its more power to a budget.
what about this one its unlocked and a 3.3 off the bat.

Thought you said you don't do OC? Just get that 2300 or 2400/2500 without K.
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