Quad Core Q6600 or Dual Core E8500?

  magoo289 15:37 06 Apr 08

I am looking to buy a new pc to link with my HD TV. Can someone advise which processor is best? I want the PC to last as long as possible. I will be surfing the net, online banking, storing my music files, photos, and the odd gaming.
The quad has 2.44GHz and the dual core 3.16GHz.


  LABMAN 15:58 06 Apr 08

Hi Magoo289,

I'm not an expert by any means but in my humble opinion and going with what you use the PC for, I'd stick with the E8500.

I was in a similar quandry last year and went at the time for the E6750 @ 2.66Ghz and haven't regretted it for a minute.

To be honest I'm led to understand that unless your using programes specifically designed to work with a dual or quad core processor you won't gain the full benefit of the processors ability.

  Quiet Life 19:03 06 Apr 08

Agree with LABMAN go for the E8500

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