Now overclock that Core 2 Duo by the same amount
And obviously we won't advice C2D. This is a sub-$200 upgrade, while C2D will cost at least $400 for CPU, MOBO, 1GB RAM.
Cheap upgrade that keeps up with c2d's stock speeds
I'll admit my cheap system is not quite up to par with a E6700 but with some tweaking it gets dam close (stock e6700 of course)
now to try 3ghz and get this ***** stable... can't run prime for more then a sec before it throws errors at me...