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    johnbarry
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    What is Core 2 Quad

    I thought quad meant 4 cores yet the

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    States Core 2 Duo 1 core

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    John

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    Dave Rice
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    What CPU are you looking at John?

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    #13251

    johnbarry
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    sos Dave The Word On This was a link I try again

    on This

    I am after a cheap comercial rig Dell Lenovo Compaq etc at least 4GB Ram Windows 7/10 2.5 – 3GHz Dual Core 2 Duo well the more the merrier.

    i came across the above and thought Qaud  mmm

    From Amazon only (freepost)

    £70 – £120

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    Cheers
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    #13256

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    If 2.4 GHz, that is most probably a Socket 775 Q6600 ?

    https://ark.intel.com/products/29765/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q6600-8M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB

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    #13257

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    Thanks Boris

    It sounds good, It’s just that it doesn’t give exact specs just a quad and then single core.

    If I have it thinking it’s a Q6600 and it comes as a single core they’re are covered.

    on the page they are all Core 2 Duo even the said one with 8GB ram 1TB HDD

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    #13259

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    Although one of the questions/answers says it is a Socket 775 Q8400

    https://ark.intel.com/products/38512/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q8400-4M-Cache-2_66-GHz-1333-MHz-FSB

    Question:
    the 8 gb ram model has not got anything writen down for the cpu speed why is this and also what actualy is the speed of it?
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    I bought one, though I hate Win 10 compared to Win 7, and the only answer I can give is that my spec says it is an Intel 2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66, 2.66.

    Location - Twixt Severn and Wye
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    Thanks Boris

    The link says it has 4 cores, maybe not so bad lets hope it is the Q8400.

    It’s confusing.

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    Dave Rice
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    That’s a very old piece of kit now John. I would be worried about the hard drive, although at 1 TB it can’t be original (the 160GB probably are).

    Don’t be fooled into thinking that as it’s a quad it’ll be fast. In single threaded performance it’s about half of a modern dual core Pentium. In needs all 4 cores to catch up with the Pentiums two cores for things like video transcoding.

    Still, it’s only £85 😀

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    Thanks Dave

    Maybe I have been fooled?

    If all else fails I will have a TB HDD and 8GB Ram

    I will have to see (I gave her the green light for my early xmasy)

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    #13308

    Dave Rice
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    It’s Amazon, so if it’s not up to scratch back it goes!

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    johnbarry
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    Good point Dave, the beuty of Amazon except you have to pay postage (not sold by Amazon)

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    Dave Rice
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    Distance selling rules John. If it’s not as advertised it’s their fault.

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    johnbarry
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    It arrived not as advertised (it’s the ram) not sure if I should make a fuss.

    Dell Optiplex 760

    Windows 10 Pro

    Q9400 (4 Cores)

    1TB HDD

    4GB Ram (not the advertised 8GB) shown in system information?

    They sent me a reciept even that has 8GB on it.

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    Get in touch with the seller, might be a genuine mistake.

    If they act a bit arsey send it back, if not take a partial refund, more than enough to get the extra RAM.

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    #13365

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    PM I’ll get in touch then see what they say.

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    It arrived not as advertised (it’s the ram) not sure if I should make a fuss. Dell Optiplex 760 Windows 10 Pro Q9400 (4 Cores) 1TB HDD 4GB Ram (not the advertised 8GB) shown in system information? They sent me a reciept even that has 8GB on it.

    Just to check, is it 64 bit Windows?

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    Thanks Tippon

    Sys Info doesn’t say, according to SIV x64 it’s Running

    Windows 10 x64 Professional Version 10.0 Build 16299

    They have offered to send me more ram.

    I note it has 1GB x 4 Single sticks in, not sure if there is another 4 slots though

    Memory DIMM_1 Size 1GB Bits 64
    DDR2 RAM DIMM Speed 800MHz Samsung M3 78T2863RZS-CF7 #06A4-5B92 Tag 020906

    Memory DIMM_2 Size 1GB Bits 64
    DDR2 RAM DIMM Speed 800MHz Samsung M3 78T2863EHS-CF7 #528B-5362 Tag 020921

    Memory DIMM_3 Size 1GB Bits 64
    DDR2 RAM DIMM Speed 800MHz Samsung M3 78T2863EHS-CF7 #1D31-9B81 Tag 020922

    Memory DIMM_4 Size 1GB Bits 64
    DDR2 RAM DIMM Speed 800MHz Hyundai HYMP112U64CP8-S6 #E3B7-525D Tag 011004

    Cheers
    John

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    Edit: (to above)

    They said (sorry) it should be 4 x 2GB sticks.

    They are going to send me 2x4GB sticks, I don’t know if it will take them (at this stage) they must think so?

    Edit: Edit: They say (sorry) it will be 4x 2GB not 2x 4GB

    At least they are getting back to me.

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    #13383

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    That seems fair enough.

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