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How much of a differance is these processors.

By RUDEBWOY
Feb 7, 2007
  1. right now i have the duo core 2 duo 2.13 ghz processor and im thinking of up gradeing to the 2.6 how much faster is this?
     
  2. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    Instead of upgrading, try overclocking your 2.13 to 2.6. 2.13 Core 2's can easily pass 3GHz.
     
  3. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    why do that when i can over clock the 2.6 and make it better =x
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    If you cannot take or respect suggestions, don't ask for any.
     
  5. Bluemouse

    Bluemouse TS Rookie Posts: 195

    i think it was a valid question rage...


    The thing with the 2.13 (e6400?) is that it has a 2mb cache, whereas anything higher has 4mb. If you are wealthy then go for it :)
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    The cache doesn't help in every situation. Remember the more cache you have, the more latency too. BTW, this is my 1500'th post :D !
     
  7. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Jeeze cfitzarl, you need to put the mouse down and step away! J/K

    I agree, why spend all that extra cash for a small to modest performance increase. If you didn't already have the e6400 then I would say go for the e6600. But it's your money.
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    It was a valid question Bluemoose. The reason for Rage_3K_Moiz's response was because RUDEBWOY made a stupid response by saying "why do that when i can over clock the 2.6 and make it better =x" to a perfectly valid answer from MetalX.

    If RUDEBWOY (and thats a name that lends itself towards disrespect from the start) was very serious about his question he wouldn't have responded that way to a serious answer.
     
  9. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    1 of: Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz Desktop Processor (LGA775)
    Sold by: Amazon.com

    thats the one im getting i have the 2.13 ghz socket 775 right now.
     
  10. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    The 2.6 could go further than the 2.13 in overclocking.

    I'm catching up cfitzarl, I just realized I'm a TS Booster :)
     
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Why don't you just attempt an overclock? If you have the money to replace the processor you really don't have anything to worry about, and you may save a lot of money by doing so.
     
  12. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    yea i don't want to take the chance of over clocking was never really a big fan of it any way its being delivered tommrow cant wait to pop it in another ?? do i have to format windows or update anything when swapping the new processors?
     
  13. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    Make sure the thermal paste is fresh. The new processor should come with a heatsink that has fresh paste, just don't use the old heatsink.
     
  14. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    i also want to get a new fan dont want to use the one that comes in the box can any one suggest one and if it can be from amazon.com it will be great i have a gift cert to there
     
  15. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    Take a look at this one or this one.
     
  16. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Lol, congratulations. We both still have a ways away from Howard :knock:
     
  17. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    :D true but hey, good things take time :)
     
  18. RUDEBWOY

    RUDEBWOY TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 160

    just installed it and it works great =) any programs i can use to do a bench mark test or w.e its called i want to post my results ill also try to over clock it but i might have to get some one to do it since i have never done it and dont want to take the risk of messing anything up.
     
  19. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Super PI comes to mind. Then post a screen shot in the Gallery.
     
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