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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.
Actually they just make games multithreaded. They don't code it for a specific number of cores. If the game is multithreaded then it will take advantage of all cores available. Most high profile PC games coming out this and next year are going to be multithreaded and the benefits in those games are certainly tangible. However since you currently have a highly overclocked C2D you don't really need to upgrade at all. I am getting a quad core since I am not planning on upgrading my processor for some time and want something that will give me the most performance in games coming out in the next year and a half.
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I dont think getting a Core 2 Duo now a days would be a smart choice. To begin with, C2D are just slightly faster than a Core 2 Quad but Cored2q have 2 more cpus and if you think about it you will get more performance in future programs so your future computing will be more in safe hands on a C2Q... I dont think you will be sad with the performance of a C2Q compared with a C2d. Anyways... Only if you want to show off numbers then get a C2D now

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I personally went quad core... and I can OC to about 3.8 on my water system... but stably only up to 3.5... which is still faster then ur C2D but its also on KickAZZ water cooling system... so the choice is all in your hands but also if you go quad core and are going to OC I suggest you get a newer P35 chipset board... the others really don't OC them nicely...
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I have noticed an improvement in games going from a single core to a dual core at the same speed. I have noticed more consistent frame rates and smoother play. Speed may be relatively the same but I see advantages going to quad. One other advantage Ive noticed with multiple core cpus is that most people have alot of background processes to deal with since they are running games in windows. From my experience multiple cores are able to deal with these background processes better allowing for better gameplay.
    
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I am currently running on a P4 2.0 and I just cant wait and feel the Quad power once my new system is together.
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