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Whats the difference between intel core 2 duo & dual core

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April 10, 2011 11:24:23 AM

Hello,
WHICH ONE IS BETTER dual core 2.2GHz or core 2 duo 1.8 GHz?
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April 10, 2011 1:13:14 PM

Depends on which dual core you are talking about but generally a Pentium dual core is a 'reduced' core 2 duo or i3/15. The newer dual core like the pentium p6200 are like the i3 but with hyperthreading disabled.
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April 11, 2011 2:35:04 AM

How come my Core2Duo 3.0ghz chip reads 1.6ghz on cpu-z?
Is something broke?







LMAO
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April 11, 2011 4:09:34 AM

BTW the way the pentium dual 2.2 and core2duo 1.8 are probably so close that I would just buy the cheaper one
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April 11, 2011 5:03:53 AM

king smp said:
How come my Core2Duo 3.0ghz chip reads 1.6ghz on cpu-z?
Is something broke?







LMAO


That's called SpeedStep. It clocks down your CPU when it's idle to reduce heat and save power.
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April 11, 2011 5:27:03 AM

that was <sarcasm>

look at LMAO at bottom
but you are right sir

it is similar to
"I have a Pentium 4 3.6 Hyperthreading
that means it is equal to a 7.2 ghz chip?"
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April 11, 2011 6:10:21 AM

king smp said:
that was <sarcasm>

look at LMAO at bottom
but you are right sir

it is similar to
"I have a Pentium 4 3.6 Hyperthreading
that means it is equal to a 7.2 ghz chip?"


I have a Core 2 Quad @ 3.2 GHz. Does that mean I have 12.8GHz?

:p 
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April 11, 2011 6:34:21 AM

^ LOL

so a I7 990x would be somewhere over 40ghz?

also how come I bought 4 gb of ram and I only have 3.25 in XP?
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April 11, 2011 6:57:03 AM

Why won't my PC run Crysis 2? My specs:

Intel Celeron 2.2GHz
1GB DDR-333 RAM
GeForce 3 64MB Video Card
I don't know what motherboard, I can't read the serial under all the dust.
Oh yes, and I want to run it at 1920 x 1080 with AA set to 16x.

Any ideas?
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April 11, 2011 7:03:02 AM

stick the two celerons together with solder, jam them into socket lga775 and
then you have a Pentium D cpu dual core....
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April 11, 2011 7:06:14 AM

Will it work with a 2.2GHz and a 2.4GHz CPU or will it be too powerful then?
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April 11, 2011 7:08:21 AM

only if they are Xeons
which are the best for gaming you know :) 
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April 11, 2011 7:14:36 AM

king smp said:
only if they are Xeons
which are the best for gaming you know :) 


THIS. Twin 12-core Xeons with hyper threading (total thread count - 48 FTW) will KILL games like Minesweeper and Free Cell. And they are the most resource intensive, everybody knows that.
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April 11, 2011 8:13:46 AM

N0 Bejeweled 3 is the most cpu/gpu intense game to date

you need twin hd6990s to max it
or three gtx580s
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April 11, 2011 8:15:40 AM

Hated Bejeweled. Never could get the controls right.
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April 11, 2011 8:19:03 AM

Yea my Crossfired HD 6970s with the new drivers
kept shimmering and turning pink when I played

I think I need to OC them to play Bejeweled

also (for real) I just downloaded Zork if you are old enough to remember it
google if you dont know it
Now that game takes serious resources
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April 11, 2011 8:24:24 AM

I think I'm a bit young for it. Looks wicked though, will give Crysis 2 a run for it's money. Think I can DL it at my work and copy it to my USB drive? It's 16GB, will it be large enough?
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April 11, 2011 8:29:26 AM

more than 10 times the size of the original drives that computers that Zork played on
had

Actually it loaded off of a 5 1/4 floppy drive diskette
Wait I remember loading it off of a cassette tape storage unit
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April 11, 2011 8:30:58 AM

nurmeen said:
Hello,
WHICH ONE IS BETTER dual core 2.2GHz or core 2 duo 1.8 GHz?



If it is Pentium Dual Core than I would probably pick that due to increase in frequency
if you are referring to a AMD dual core than I would pick the Core2Duo especially if you overclock it
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April 11, 2011 8:51:32 AM

king smp said:
Yea my Crossfired HD 6970s with the new drivers
kept shimmering and turning pink when I played

I think I need to OC them to play Bejeweled

also (for real) I just downloaded Zork if you are old enough to remember it
google if you dont know it
Now that game takes serious resources

find a beach in the G.U.E. and shout "hello sailor" ;) 
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April 11, 2011 12:20:44 PM

OMG i havent played the game in nearly 30 years so it is all new to me again LOL
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