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would a core 2 quod be faster than a core 2 duo..if
so im thinking of going to upgrade to a quod core...

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Pretty much the only games that will really take advantage of everything for sure will be Alan Wake, Crysis and Supreme Commander.
Games are just starting to be coded for dual cores...so quad core is still a little bit off from mainstream.
And remember that 99% of the time a dual core will overclock higher than a quad.
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Only if the game utilizes quad core. Otherwise the dual core will be faster and will overclock higher.


There are only a couple of games that are optimized for quad at this time
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Quadcores are for SMP folding and playing games at the same time, =).
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Only if the game utilizes quad core. Otherwise the dual core will be faster and will overclock higher.


There are only a couple of games that are optimized for quad at this time
just that i got a e4300 clocked to 3.20ghz..
maybe that's fast enuff for now..
    
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you could probably hold off if you wanted to but my cpu, ram, and mobo are in need of this upgrade. For you i think it would be more preference i dont htink your gonna see a big gain till crap starts using 4 cores well. As most things dont your probably fine with that untill the native quads come out then upgrade.
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Games have been programed to run on only one core. So, which ever processor can run a core faster will run the game faster. Dual core and Quad core processors give you the option to do other things while playing games. This will also not effect your gaming as much. Since (as has been said) Quads don't OC as well as Duals, This is why duals are performing in games better than quads (currently).

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you could probably hold off if you wanted to but my cpu, ram, and mobo are in need of this upgrade. For you i think it would be more preference i dont htink your gonna see a big gain till crap starts using 4 cores well. As most things dont your probably fine with that untill the native quads come out then upgrade.
yep im going to stick with core2 duo. thanks
    
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Intel core 2 Quad is much better in the future new games will be made for it and its great for overclocking i overclocked mine from 2.66 to 3.66Ghz and its only in idle 36 load 42.
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Intel core 2 Quad is much better in the future new games will be made for it and its great for overclocking i overclocked mine from 2.66 to 3.66Ghz and its only in idle 36 load 42.
but what fsb multi you using, the core 2 duo's can hit higher fsb
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