Originally Posted by mr tompo
would it be worth my while switching to dual core? sorry if it sounds noobs i havnt been checking out the latest technology.
What you have came out about 2 or 3 years ago. Compared to C2Ds and the Quad-Core C2Ds, you'll see a big difference.
It'll definitely be worth while but there are going to be come price reductions in all of the C2Ds line of CPUs, so best time to buy a new set-up will be in July, around the 22nd and on.
The Current Quad-Core Q6600 CPU is about $500 but in July 22nd is to be $266 and for that it'd be recommended that you stick with an ASUS P5K-Deluxe which has a P35 chipset, the best for overclocking a Quad-Core C2D processor.
BTW, what's with the puny 3.6ghz to 3.8gh? Clock it to a minimum of 4.20ghz at least. My old 3.60ghz was doing 4.60ghz easy: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=85085
Prescotts are meant to run above 4.20ghz: http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc.php?id=101771