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Originally Posted by Hitman Smurf View Post
I don't wanna get to technical but you should have at least 2 gb per core (on vist anyway) so thats 4gb if you run duo 8gb if you run quad. Besides, the quad isn't a true quad anyway...it's just two duo's slapped together on the same core.

huh?? Where did you get that info? 2gb is enough, 4 is better, but not needed and 8 is overkill (unless you are into CAD or heavy GFX programs/dvd decoding etc.)




To the OP, The best price vs. performance CPU right now is a Q6600. they can be had for just over $200, are quad core and can OC to 3.2-3.6. Not too much slower than an E8xxx and you get 2 more cores.




edit: The E8xxx's are good and just fine for gaming, but personally, I like to OC the heck out of a CPU and the voltage issues they have influenced my choice.
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I don't wanna get to technical but you should have at least 2 gb per core (on vist anyway) so thats 4gb if you run duo 8gb if you run quad.
Um no.
That is false.
Ram is dependent on what you do, not your CPU.
For vista i recommend 4gb, 8gb is just way overkill at the moment.

And many programs utilize 4 cores, it's just not many people here use them.
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huh?? Where did you get that info? 2gb is enough, 4 is better, but not needed and 8 is overkill (unless you are into CAD or heavy GFX programs/dvd decoding etc.)




To the OP, The best price vs. performance CPU right now is a Q6600. they can be had for just over $200, are quad core and can OC to 3.2-3.6. Not too much slower than an E8xxx and you get 2 more cores.




edit: The E8xxx's are good and just fine for gaming, but personally, I like to OC the heck out of a CPU and the voltage issues they have influenced my choice.
Thank you for answering my question instead of just "not getting technical".. +rep sir !
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And many programs utilize 4 cores, it's just not many people here use them.
x2. I love my quad, runs all my games superbly, and when I get in to some video editing / CAD work, it's more of a beast (and the GTS doesn't slack either ^_^)
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I don't wanna get to technical but you should have at least 2 gb per core (on vist anyway) so thats 4gb if you run duo 8gb if you run quad. Besides, the quad isn't a true quad anyway...it's just two duo's slapped together on the same core.

LOL

where'd ya hear that? Inquirer?

XP (32bit at least) doesn't even support more than 3 gigs of ram. Vista manages to utilize 4.

and, also...

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Besides, the quad isn't a true quad anyway...it's just two duo's slapped together on the same core.
2x2=4. It's a quad.
    
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Putting it simply for Under $300

Best Duo Core = E8400
Best Quad Core = Q6600
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Putting it simply for Under $300

Best Duo Core = E8400
Best Quad Core = Q6600
I second this.
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If you live near a MicroCenter, the Q6600 is a much better choice. Only $212 after tax from their in-store deal.
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just keep in mind, for all those 8400 core2duo fanboys, the 8400's can't go higher than 1.35 v or something rediculous like that... i'm sure it's more but still. I'd rather have a longer lasting quad than a shorter life spanned 45 nm dual core..

I'd prefer the quad that can handle up to 1.5v over the C2D that only takes 1.4 v max and fries too easily.
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Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
Putting it simply for Under $300

Best Duo Core = E8400
Best Quad Core = Q6600
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