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Wow, everyone's talking about needing a quad core for cpu intensive tasks. Most people, such as myself are running XP with 2gb or 4gb of ddr2 ram... May i give a little reminder that Windows XP requires... what... 64mb of ram, and a 266mhz p2... don't get me wrong, the more power the better. But right now, i highly doubt you would put your quad core to use. Have you even fully put your x2 6400 to the test? just askin. curious.
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Yesterday I tasked it up some lol. Ran msn, itunes, 2 silk roads and delta force xtreme and only got to 49%.
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I dont load up my quad that often.... but I run this 2.0 Dual with 2 gig of ram here at work, and I can see the difference big time..........

And I may not load my quad up alot, but i could load the crap out of a dual....

Its like having a v12 bmw, your not going to drive it at 160mph all the time, but its damn nice knowing you can if you want to ;-)
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What sort of 3dmark06 score could I expect with an e8400 at 4.0ghz, 8800gt sli and 4gb ram in XP? Will a 680i board with a tuniq tower fit into a CM690?
Edited by Caramanos2000 - 5/13/08 at 12:20pm
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What sort of 3dmark06 score could I expect with an e8400 at 4.0ghz, 8800gt sli and 4gb ram in XP? Will a 680i board with a tuniq tower fit into a CM690?
Estimated of corse but id say about the same as mine..... the dual core lessining it while XP will raise it to even out...

I know a E8400 at 4.23 and a 9800gx2 will get you close to 20k
so id assume a e8400 at 4.0 a 2 8800gt's will get you around 18k

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Wow, everyone's talking about needing a quad core for cpu intensive tasks. Most people, such as myself are running XP with 2gb or 4gb of ddr2 ram... May i give a little reminder that Windows XP requires... what... 64mb of ram, and a 266mhz p2... don't get me wrong, the more power the better. But right now, i highly doubt you would put your quad core to use. Have you even fully put your x2 6400 to the test? just askin. curious.
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Got a nice deal on a 780i board and would like some suggestions on CPU. Im either between a Q6600 and the e8400 of course. I will be doing gaming no photoshop or editing or any of that just games. However I wana know what a good decision expecting around 6 to 8 months before my next upgrade.
q6600


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Folding....
to take a dangerousHobo quote

"but it is surprising to see how many people think that computers are only for folding, and that folding is the only useful thing one can do on a computer"

I've actually programmed computational biology simulations of protein folding and let me tell you, its more GPU dependent....the GPU's parallel processing powers highly exceed the (still) relatively barbaric approach to cpu design
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