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    fastest core 2 duo processor

    Hey, guys...
    im new to the world of building computers, and wanted sum advice on wat wud be the fastest processor in the intel core 2 duo range.
    im looking for at least 3GHz.

    thanks

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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    E8400 Wolfdale meets your requirement (3Ghz exactly) or above if you don't intend to overclock for whatever reason (i.e. E8500, the E8600 should be released later this year).

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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    Yep the E8400 is the best at the moment. Seen them clock to at least 4.5ghz on air. The E8500 is a tad quicker at stock , but a extra 160mhz dos'nt justify the price hike.

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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    ok thanks...any idea when the E8500 or E8600 is coming out?
    and where can i find the E8400, cuz on scan, it says preorder...

    thanks for any advice

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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    Scan only sold out earlier today (and they've been on 'today only' since Friday). Maybe they'll get more in very soon.
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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    Overclockers have plenty of the E8200, E8400 and a few of the E8500 in stock.

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    Re: fastest core 2 duo processor

    Don`t the E8500 clock quite a bit higher, my understanding was that although at stock they`re only a little faster, speed-binning has meant that they`re more capable - still probably luck of the draw?

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