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then i say go for it, you are likley to pick up a good deal here on ocn.
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just because you have a quad don't mean you can't fold for a team, just gives you some headroom to actually use the computer while it's folding without slowing your ppd down a lot.
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A quad is out of the question if I want to be in the OCN folding competition since each team can only fold on 8 cores/CPUs. That's why I'm looking for a fast, overclockable dual core CPU.
like my e6600 3.95ghz on water
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just because you have a quad don't mean you can't fold for a team, just gives you some headroom to actually use the computer while it's folding without slowing your ppd down a lot.
Yes, but if I get a quad with a comparable speed to that of a high-end dual core, I won't be pumping out as many points for the team since the two cores on the quad wouldn't be as fast at folding as two faster cores on a high-end dual core CPU. See my point?

But either way, if faster memory can decrease my folding times as well, I think I'll just go with that 1066MHz memory and use some of my graduation money next month for something like an E8400.

And by the way, I mostly use my MacBook for everyday tasks. My desktop is mostly used for gaming and folding.
 
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K :S

Thought I'd been left out

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Well, I've decided to actually go with an E6600 for $110 from someone on the forums. I think the 4MB L2 cache will serve me well for folding.
 
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Well, I've decided to actually go with an E6600 for $110 from someone on the forums. I think the 4MB L2 cache will serve me well for folding.
Does it have a proven clock like the E6400 did? You may end up not getting as much speed out of this one. Also, I would think that a processor upgrade would be better than a RAM upgrade for Folding. I just went from 800 to 1066 Ram, and I really don't notice any difference.
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Does it have a proven clock like the E6400 did? You may end up not getting as much speed out of this one. Also, I would think that a processor upgrade would be better than a RAM upgrade for Folding. I just went from 800 to 1066 Ram, and I really don't notice any difference.
Yep. It's lapped and he said it's been run at 3.6GHz @ 1.45v and even gotten it up to 1.382GHz @ 1.524v. I'd probably keep the voltage under 1.5v though.
 
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Yep. It's lapped and he said it's been run at 3.6GHz @ 1.45v and even gotten it up to 1.382GHz @ 1.524v. I'd probably keep the voltage under 1.5v though.
good deal then
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Also, I would think that a processor upgrade would be better than a RAM upgrade for Folding. I just went from 800 to 1066 Ram, and I really don't notice any difference.
the RAM timings are more important than the speed for folding. Try under clocking and lowering the timings and see if you notice a difference then.
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