Dual Core 2 E6600 or E6700

  namtax 10:32 22 Aug 2006

I have read the feedback on vantage and have decided to get a comp from them regardless.
Thing is, im unsure of which system to get. I am getting the computer predominantly for music, so need to be able to multitask, and run multiple music programs at the same time fluently...

My friend has stressed the importance of Ram, and has advised i get DDR2-800. The thing is, that to get this ram through vantage, i have to get a better motherboard..which brings the overall price of the system up...

As a result, the cost of the computer with a faster motherboad, Dual Core 2 E6600, and DDR2-800 cost the same much as a computer with a lesser motherboard, Dual Core E6700, and DDR2-667, unsure of which to get...cheers

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  johndere 11:32 22 Aug 2006

Does dependon what you want to do, curent AMD chips use either 939pin or AM2 motherboards. But with Dual-Core & Quad Core CPU's some requiring different motherboards for different speeds it's an interesting time ahead for the consumer.

  GaT7 18:34 22 Aug 2006

I'd go for the DDR2-667Mhz memory motherboard/system. They're just a notch down from 800Mhz, & you probably wouldn't notice the difference anyway. G

  ade.h 18:39 22 Aug 2006

PC2-6400 (DDR2 800) has a higher latency than PC2-5400 (DDR2 667) which makes the 667 at least as quick in the real world. 6400 is not worth the extra expense.

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