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well .... a weird thing happened on a saturday night date.... my date asks me what kinda comp she should buy.... i ask her what does she need it it for... after she told me ... my recommendations were celeron or P4 HT,1GB RAM, 250 GIGs HDD and onboard graphiics..... and even this is an over kill for her MSOffice/Media player profile..... If you need a quad today they are definitely worth it... if you dont need em dont buy em... why are we flamin here coz we wanna justtify our purchases...?
Didn't like your date much huh?

Cmon man at least a 64 X2 I mean she may want to play mine sweeper or something.
    
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Didn't like your date much huh?

Cmon man at least a 64 X2 I mean she may want to play mine sweeper or something.
That's what I'm saying P4s and Celerons are obsolete to the point where you can't even buy them anymore (almost.)
Celeron dual cores are ok for her I imagine....but P4? Puke
Edited by binormalkilla - 7/5/08 at 9:32pm
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post #63 of 68
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That's what I'm saying P4s and Celerons are obsolete to the point where you can't even buy them anymore (almost.)
Celeron dual cores are ok for her I imagine....but P4? Puke
lol.... waste not want not.... im pretty sure if she installs SETI @ home thingy... thats gonna be the most use a her comp is put to...
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My understanding is that for single threaded applications it is the CPU speed that is more important, now considering that a Q6600 clocks to 3.6Ghz without much trouble this isnt really an issue but for someone building a non OC'ed gaming machine a dual core with a faster CPU clock should provide better results As for quad = no bottle neck ever... There is a lot more to CPU performance than the number of cores, i mean look at the AMD vs Intel chip debate, sure AMD has 4 cores but does that equate to performance?

Come on guys... There is so much more to CPU performance than simply the number of cores, and of course a quad can be a bottleneck, try 4870CF on an AMD quad then on intel and tell me if there is a bottleneck
Your joking right?
why do you think multi cores where invented,if multi cores where not better why are they coming out with 6 core processors? you wait tell games start using multi core solutions and you will eat those words

Quad FTW
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post #67 of 68
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Grow Up? Who do you think you are?

You have called me an Nvidia Fanboy in another thread, and now you wanna go some in this thread.

15 Posts and in 2 of them you have had a go at me. NOT a good start.

And I am simply stating a fact. Everyone who has a quad is going to support quads whilst everyone without a quad is going to say how they are not needed.
And that's where you're wrong again. Just because someone hasn't got a quad, it doesn't mean they shouldn't recommend one to someone else.

As I said, I do own a quad yet I choose to use a dual core for gaming as games aren't multithreaded enough for the quad to show an advantage. That's the right choice for my personal situation, but won't be the same choice for someone else. There are benefits for choosing a quad, but my first post was a suggestion that even those who think they need a quad actually might not.

Post count is completely irrelevant and as for wanting to "go some"...the less said about that the better.
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post #68 of 68
I was an early Q6600 b3 owner and then jumped to a G0 upon their release. The only downside to this is that I have not had to upgrade cpu's in forever, something I did more frequently in years past. Quad FTW!!!!
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