Compare Dual Core E5200 with Core 2 Duo E5300

I just bought a new computer. I was told it had a Core2 Duo E5300, but when I look at System Properties it says it has a Dual Core E 5200. Did I get "taken"? Should I take this back and demand they give me the E5300?
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    There is no Core2Duo E5300. There are only PentiumDualCore 5x00s. These use Wolfdale cores and are the same architecture as Core2Duos...except they have less cache.

    However, if the person promised a E5300 but gave you a E5200 instead (E5300 is suppose to be 2.6GHz, the E5200 is 2.5GHz), then you can go ahead and take it back.
  2. Wow, I'm shocked! I really thought I was sold a Core 2 Duo. However, I did read that the E5200 has a 12.5 multiplier--not that I understand that--and can be overclocked, if the motherboard is good. Can you tell me if the Gigabyte S-series G41M-ES2L is a good one for overclocking? The box says it supports Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad.
  3. Best answer selected by pcnovice2010.
  4. Actually, it wasn't so much that I was promised an E5300. But the spec sheet hanging from the computer said Intel Core 2 Duo E5300 2.66ghz 2mL2 CPU. Now that I realize that the E5300 is not Core 2, my confidence in this place is shaken!
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