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the one with the extra memory. should give a more stable performance overall. With Newegg, always read through the reviews so you make sure of any HW compatibility issues.



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Chrizum said:
Neither. Go with a core duo, much better.

 

that wasn't an option... or I would have agreed, but maybe he already has a motherboard that is compatible with the AMD.




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^^^ or price being a factor. Id suggest a quad core intel, but theyre like 180. Will be building such a machine later this month



bardicverse said:
^^^ or price being a factor. Id suggest a quad core intel, but theyre like 180. Will be building such a machine later this month

 

and for like 130 I can get a quad-core AMD... I'm not trying build a super strong PC right now. I'm just considering upgrading my processor later this year since I expect prices of the X2s to drop even lower.



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I would say go with the newer version with lower power consumption. Less heat, less power used, better overclock if you want etc.



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On performance, the Windsor. On power consumption, the Brisbane.

Dual-core 45nm Phenoms are probably a better idea in the long run though.



Soleron said:
On performance, the Windsor. On power consumption, the Brisbane.

Dual-core 45nm Phenoms are probably a better idea in the long run though.

 

but what about AMD's Kuma based processors. The X2 6500 is coming soon.



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ssj12 said:
Well if you notice the other one is 65nm unlike the windsor one which is 90nmk which means it might be able to oc decently too.

 

Well the best thing i can do for you is explain what the cache does then you can make up your own mind on what is worth it yeh.

 

Basically L2 cache is Level 2 Memory that is placed on the Processor chip now days. A cache is a place that the CPU can keep data that is most recently accessed for much faster access than retrieving it from main memory again. the more cache ypu gpt the more data the cpu can store in it for quick access. L1 cache is a lot faster then L2 cache by the way, just thought i would let you know.

 

 



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ssj12 said:
Well if you notice the other one is 65nm unlike the windsor one which is 90nmk which means it might be able to oc decently too.

 

Well the best thing i can do for you is explain what the cache does then you can make up your own mind on what is worth it yeh.

 

Basically L2 cache is Level 2 Memory that is placed on the Processor chip now days. A cache is a place that the CPU can keep data that is most recently accessed for much faster access than retrieving it from main memory again. the more cache ypu gpt the more data the cpu can store in it for quick access. L1 cache is a lot faster then L2 cache by the way, just thought i would let you know.

 

 

 

ya, I know about L1, L2, L3 cache. Still your explaination just educated a bunch of people on these forums so thats always a good thing. I just wasnt sure if the 65nm would make a radical difference but frankly I guess it doesnt at all.

Any news on Kuma? lol



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The windsor most definatly. L2 cache is a big advantage.



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