Whats the difference b/w Dual-Core Technology vs Core 2 Duo

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  1. Lilkhmerkid4u

    Lilkhmerkid4u OT Supporter

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    Sorry for such a newb question:wavey:

    I'm trying to get a dell for 700 or less

    E520
    Dell Dimension E520 Desktop, Pentium® D 2.8GHz w/Dual Core Technology, 1GB DDR2, 160GB, 16x DL DVD±RW/±R/CD-RW, XP Media Center, 19" LCD, Dell 725 Color Printer » only $729.00 + Free Shipping
    http://www.edealinfo.com/dell/#DHE520c

    or 9200
    Dell Dimension 9200 Desktop, Core™2 Duo 1.86GHz, 1GB DDR2, 80GB, 16x DL DVD±RW/±R/CD-RW, XP Home, 19" LCD » only $729.00 + Free Shipping
    http://www.edealinfo.com/dell/#DB9200a
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Both are dual core CPUs. The Pentium D is two Pentium 4's on the same chip. They use a lot of power, run hot as hell, and aren't that fast. The Core 2 Duo is also a dual core chip but its a much better and newer design and a hell of a lot faster. Get the Core 2 Duo.
     
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    The core 2 duo processor is alot better, by a significant amount. I'd go for the 9200, but I'd also be looking at adding another hard drive at a later date regardless, though maybe the storage size doesn't matter eitherway to you.
     
  4. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    And because it runs cooler, the c2d will probably outlast the D series by a significant percentage.
     
  5. mdaniel

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    And its fan won't be making a ton of noise under moderate load like the Pentium D either.
     
  6. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Those still aren't as bad as a dual AMD MP2600 rig I had.

    It had a pair of Thermaltake Volcanos, and I had to have the 80mm fans (the biggest the Tyan board would hold) at 5000 rpm just to keep it under 50c.

    I could hear it outside on my porch.:noes:
     
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    I'm so glad I was able to hold out building a new machine until now. I've never liked AMD (or more specifically the motherboard chipsets they have to use) but I really haven't been impressed with what Intel's been doing the past couple of years until the C2D came out.
     

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