Upgrading - AM2 or Intel Core 2 Duo

  RobCharles1981 21:00 19 Mar 2007

I'm looking at either the following:

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Any Suggestions??

  Thatslife 21:14 19 Mar 2007

What are you planning to use it for?

  PP321 21:53 19 Mar 2007

ive allways been an intel kinda guy..

used both processors and ive allways found intels better at raw number crunching..they handle anything you throw at them.

Just my oppinion.

  RobCharles1981 22:07 19 Mar 2007

Sorry abit slow in reply back couldn't log in!!

Anyway I plan to use it for gaming right now I have Socket 939 3800 I have always admired the AMD's


  skidzy 22:17 19 Mar 2007

The Core 2 Duo E6300,ive never seen anything that works as fast and comfortable.And your link suggests the 6600 that should be quicker.
Whether this is ok for high end games,im not sure.

Ive been burning dvd's and running scans and also using works creating some documents at the same time...I have not experienced any delays/lags...im very impressed with the cpu,and thats the 6300 1.87ghz and 2 gig of ram on Vista.

  RobCharles1981 22:20 19 Mar 2007

Can these be over clocked as well do you know skidzy?

  [email protected] 22:22 19 Mar 2007

i upgraded to amd 5200 x2, i dont think the pentium 4 can touch the 64 single cores for gaming, however in dual core intel have definately got the edge. IMHO

  Joe R 22:24 19 Mar 2007


I've been an AMD man for around eight years now, but would definitely go for the Core2 Duo.

The 6600 can keep up with the FX62 in most benchmarks, and can also be overclocked very easily.

  woodchip 22:25 19 Mar 2007

AMD for Games Intel for Video Editing

  RobCharles1981 22:29 19 Mar 2007

For an extra 85 Quid I can get this

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Ive just also realasied that my PSU is not powerful enough for my 8800 GTX Graphics Card need at least 800-850watts my friend was recommended me this psu

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Any Advice??

  skidzy 22:31 19 Mar 2007

Sitting on the fence Woodchip :-)))

Rob have a look click here

Some interesting reading and the (links)

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