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Why are core2 duo cpus so expensive in2011 ?

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August 23, 2011 8:21:29 PM

I recently upgraded my wife's AMD rig and am now looking to upgrade my Intel E7300 on a budget. I would like to keep my mobo and 6gig ddr2 ram and just buy a cpu. Why are the c2 duo cpu's so expensive? Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80570E8600 200.00 to 300.00 at newegg. Why this much for an older technology?

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August 23, 2011 8:53:29 PM

Supply and demand, Intel doesn't make those chips anymore.
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August 23, 2011 9:09:39 PM

Supply and demand is a real issue here but there is a little more to this. The Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8600 at 3.33GHz was really the fastest of the dual core processor for socket 775. Also since socket 775 ended after a long lifespan the demand for this processor is higher because there are a large number of people that can upgrade to this processor. However if you take a look at the Intel Pentium® E6800 which also runs at 3.33GHz shares the same microarchitecture but has a slow FSB and smaller cache you can pick it up for a great deal less.

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August 23, 2011 9:52:42 PM

So the E6800 is an upgrade from my overclocked E7300?
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August 23, 2011 10:12:12 PM

Since I don't know how you have overclocked it I can't say that, but here is a nice comparison between the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7300 and the Intel Pentium® E6800 http://ark.intel.com/compare/36463,42811 .

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August 23, 2011 10:40:52 PM

Cygnus x-1 said:
Supply and demand, Intel doesn't make those chips anymore.



If you think others get mad about avatars and sigs, you don't want to know how your avatar makes me feel. Let's say I've been thrown off of boards for being violent.

Please change it, it's disrespectful.
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August 23, 2011 10:52:37 PM

Intel E7300 @ 2.66(3.48 OC) Gig EP45-DS3L 6 gigs ddr2-800
XFX Radeon 5770 Xigmatek Loki. sys bus 1399. Have had it up to 3.70
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August 23, 2011 10:55:51 PM

Did you threaten me with violence? Sounds like you kinda did in a in and out way. I read a lot of the BD thread, and you have made a point of bringing politics up on more than one occasion. Singling out one particular party. You sir seem to be a bit of a hypocrite and someone that has some anger issues to deal with. I feel that my avatar is a part of free speech and expression. Obviously you can't deal with those that don't agree with you very well, as proof in the BD thread. You are snippy, condescending and pompous.

If changing my avatar to a nice peaceful picture helps you deal with life then I will.
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August 23, 2011 11:01:23 PM

Also your a community reporter, you really should stay on topic. You could have had some class and asked nicely and sent a P.M. LOL
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August 23, 2011 11:04:27 PM

BaronMatrix said:
If you think others get mad about avatars and sigs, you don't want to know how your avatar makes me feel. Let's say I've been thrown off of boards for being violent.

Please change it, it's disrespectful.

So you create a hostile environment on my thread? Your avatar is evocative in some ways also." Thrown off boards for being violent". If you are not responding to the thread give the other person a pm.
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August 23, 2011 11:59:12 PM

If your E7300 is at 3.5GHz, you can get the E8600 to almost 4GHz. I don't think this would be worth the cost and effort, just save up for your next major upgrade.

Tom's has gotten good results overclocking the lesser core 2 duo's in the past, getting them well past your speed in some instances.
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September 13, 2011 10:04:48 PM

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