Old 04-16-2007, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default Core2Duo machine???

Thinking about upgrading from my P4 2.6Ghz with 1GB RAM...
I'm not all that knowledgable about hardware though...

Does anyone have any opinions/experience with the E6600 Core2Duo with the ASUS P5B Mobo and 2 GB Patriot DDR800 C4 RAM?

Also any suggestions of a dual head video card...

Is going quad core worth it, or too expensive relative to the increased performance over dual core at the moment?

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Old 04-17-2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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I upgraded to E6600 Core2Duo with the ASUS P5B Mobo and 2 GB Corsair RAM about a month ago. Best thing I ever did...

A projects that used to used 70% on my AMD Athlon 3.2, now only uses 8% of the CPU, Amazing !
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:33 AM   #3
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I have a very similar setup, and it is excellent.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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I also have the Asus P5B, but with an E6400.

Nice thing is that the motherboard takes all the 775 chips, so when the Quad Core's hit the Sub-$300 range (and they will eventually) I can pop one in for a very cheap and very large upgrade.
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:42 AM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback guys...

Now I just need to justify the expense....
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