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E2140 1.8Ghz Dual Core Vs. E4400 1.8Ghz Core 2 Duo

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October 25, 2007 12:42:15 AM

Explained in another thread I need to replace a dying computer for someone. Am looking at some refurbished Dell machines.

One has an Intel E2140 1.8Ghz Dual-Core processor and the other has Core 2 Duo E4400 1.8Ghz. Is there a big difference between the two? I notice the first has 1MB cache, the other has 2MB cache. Would I be wise to stay away from one as opposed to the other for any particular reason?
October 25, 2007 12:56:15 AM

cache dont really matter much performance is about the same surprisingly
October 25, 2007 1:42:43 AM

E2140 is 1.6ghz, and has half the cache. E4400 is 2.0ghz. It will be slightly faster, mainly due to the extra hz.
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October 25, 2007 1:47:58 AM

If you can get a Refurbished Dell with a 6xxx processor it would be great.

The E4xxx and E2xxx series have a very slow default FSB that can't be increased on Dells. They are great chips for custom builds, but not as hot on retail systems.
October 25, 2007 1:51:23 AM

The Refurbed Dells with AMD CPUs may actually be some of the better deals.
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