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    X2 -> core duo

    Hi Guys,
    I'm after swapping my existing X2 4400+ rig for a C2D rig. The 4400+ is fast enough for my current needs, but I need another PC to do some virtualisation stuff, so I'm using this as an excuse to upgrade and delegate the X2.

    What's a comparable C2D speedwise at stock?

    Cheers....

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    E6300 I think, take a look at Tomshardware.com

    EDIT: Had a brief skim read of

    http://techreport.com/reviews/2007q1/cpus/index.x?pg=1

    And the E6300 seems to beat the 4400 most of the time and sometimes the 5000, but if you wanna be sure spend the extra few quid and get an E6400.
    Last edited by Sprite; 28-03-2007 at 08:24 PM.

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    Would you be selling the X2?

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    Almost any C2D chip will slaughter an X2. Anything over an E6600 will be faster than any X2.

    Also have you ever fallen over?

    That's about how easy it is to overclock them

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    Almost any C2D chip will slaughter an X2. Anything over an E6600 will be faster than any X2.

    Also have you ever fallen over?

    That's about how easy it is to overclock them
    that's what I thought but then I looked at the figures on Tom's hardware

    5200 is a bit faster than e6400

    5600 is a bit slower than 6600

    however they might be quite overclockable.

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    If you have good cooling 3.6 is a very real possibility. If not most of them will do 3.0+ undervolted. My £90 E4300 does it no problem.

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    i have my 4300 @ 2.8 on 1.24V under load so...

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    That as you can see is my E4300 at 3Ghz running at 1.3V 24/7 at 100% Load. Thats on an Abit IB9 with everything set at auto except RAM voltage, Core voltage and FSB speeds.

    It is that easy to overclock a E4300, just a note that I have an Akasa Eclipse with 2 Akasa Ambers at 7V and an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro at 30% duty cycle

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    how come yours is soo cold

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    If you`re going to core 2 it may be worth waiting until late April, they are cutting the prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcvs View Post
    how come yours is soo cold

    Nothing special, I just have to wear 4 jumpers round the house

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    yes the c2d is faster - faster to make an appreciable difference in games etc?

    no

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    Actually Yorkie you are wrong.

    Soon as you overclock a C2d to 3 Gig and up paired with a fast graphics card they are notably faster for gaming then and AMD system.

    I have both and boy is the C2D faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YorkieBen View Post
    yes the c2d is faster - faster to make an appreciable difference in games etc?

    no
    I think the c3d only makes sense if you have a very high end system and play at very high resolutions i.e. 1920*1200 plus. Otherwise the performance over an x2 isnt noticable in most instances without benching.

    I personally wouldnt upgrade my x2 to a c2d. Ill be waiting a good while yet before upgrading. For the ball ache of replacing everything i.e. motherboard and move to ddr2 the performance gain is not worth it. However, b0rdeom isnt upgrading, hes building a whole new system as well as the x2.

    I run my x2 4200 at 3Ghz and did so within about 30seconds of turning it on for the first time. Although i suppose if you get an x2 that doesnt oc well, then c2d might make alot more sense than it does to me.

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    Yes, as I said at the beginning, this isn't an upgrade, it's a new system. C2D is marginally faster so I'll use that as my games machine, and the X2 for my VMWare work which doesn't need as much horsepower.

    Looks like the E4300 is the one to go for....

    Cheers guys..

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_kinton View Post
    I think the c3d only makes sense if you have a very high end system and play at very high resolutions i.e. 1920*1200 plus. Otherwise the performance over an x2 isnt noticable in most instances without benching..
    The higher the res, the less the advantage of the faster cpu as you're pushing the bottleneck over to the graphic card. At 1600x1200 my real limit right now is my GPU (I can see this is all sorts of games).
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