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Im sure this has already been explained somewhere but I couldn't find anything so forgive me if this is repetitive.

I recently upgraded to an E6600 2.4 Ghz Conroe from a Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz Prescott. I understand that even though my new cpu is only 2.4 its better than my old 3.4 because its dual core. My brother told me that from what he's heard, the 3.4 is still faster for single applications but the 2.4 dual core is faster for multi-tasking. He says that if you're only running one app the dual core only processes with one of its cores @ 2.4 so it would be slower than my old 3.4. I really hope he misunderstood because I thought that the dual core split up the processing between both cores even on a single application so it would actually be processing @ 4.8. Can someone clear this up for me?
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post #2 of 13
The way I look at it, even if you only have one core working with your application, you have the other core to run the stuff in the background. ie. antivirus, antispyware, windows processes, ... This will speed things up even for your single threaded apps. But some programs are multi-threaded, and more and more are going to be. Then they will utilize both cores and run much faster.
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post #3 of 13
Clockspeed does not matter anymore. The P4's did 6 operations per clock cycle, and the C2D's do 12 ops. So, a 2ghz C2D= a 4ghz P4 (roughly).
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post #4 of 13
not really, even one of those cores has faster processing power then the old p4 type cpu, and you cant compare the speed of the two cores added up, in a way i guess you could in a multi threaded app that took advantage of dual cores but its still jsut 2.4 ghz

say if you had a single core e6600 and a p4 the e6600 core will still be faster
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post #5 of 13
Even if this is so, 2.4 is more than enough for one app.
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well because its core 2 duo it will be faster than pretty much any AMD, and ALL old intels, windows xp doesn't like dual core's that much, but using the windows xp dual core patch it makes it "work", but yes having a multi core is much better for multitasking than a single core, but with new multi threaded applications a dual core will have a MAJOR advantage
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Yeah the 6600 ownes the p4 in every way imaginable.....
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Originally Posted by noshibby View Post
well because its core 2 duo it will be faster than pretty much any AMD, and ALL old intels, windows xp doesn't like dual core's that much, but using the windows xp dual core patch it makes it "work", but yes having a multi core is much better for multitasking than a single core, but with new multi threaded applications a dual core will have a MAJOR advantage
Could you elaborate on this? I havent heard of this patch.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Two 74G Raptors, One 300G External NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Home SP2 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD 
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Thanks
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E6600 Conroe @ 3.4 (satisfied) Intel D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) EVGA GeForce 7950GT KO 2G Corsair XMS DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Two 74G Raptors, One 300G External NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Home SP2 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Two 74G Raptors, One 300G External NEC ND-3550A Windows XP Home SP2 Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD 
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