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The E6500 is superior to the E6550.
It's 45nm, so it consumes less power and has greater overclocking headroom, if you choose to do so. If not, it's worth noting that the E6500 is clocked 700Mhz higher than the E6550. This is significant.
The 45nm Wolfdale cores also have small improvements that allow for slightly greater performance at the same clock speed compared to the 65nm Conroe processors.

D'OH! I didn't even notice the 45nm vs 65nm.
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how much ram does your work pc E6500 have?
if it has a 32bit OS with 3GB ram, its fine for your work and I wouldnt bother with swapping out processors.
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My work pc is currently running 2Gb of ram on 32bit Windows 7. Hopefully will be able to upgrade the ram at some point by probably swapping one of the 1gb sticks for a 2GB one.

Thanks for the help everyone. I'll stick with the Dual Core E6500, it'll certainly save some time at work by not swapping them!
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I just picked up a E6550 which runs cooler than the 6600 Conroes & has 1300fsb

There are newer E6500 & 6600 wilfdale chips that are obviously much better cpuz
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