Tech PC Talk What is Core 2 Quad

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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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    What CPU are you looking at John?

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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
    John

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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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    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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    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.

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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.

    Cheers
    John

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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)

    Cheers
    John

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