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Difference between Core Duo and Core 2 Duo???

Discussion in 'Dell' started by bjdelro, Jul 29, 2006.

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  1. bjdelro

    bjdelro Notebook Consultant

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    Hi guys,

    what's the difference between Intel's core duo and core 2 duo? Are theses two one and the same or not?
     
  2. dizzydxz

    dizzydxz Notebook Geek

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    read my post from 2 minutes ago...

    basically core 2 duo is faster, 64 bit, more energy efficient... however, i am not sure if it's worth the xtra dinero...
     
  3. bjdelro

    bjdelro Notebook Consultant

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    I see, is the core duo the 32bit one? Sorry for the ignorrance :)
     
  4. qsimpson

    qsimpson Notebook Evangelist

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    Intel Core Duo is 32bit yes, Core 2 Duo is 64 bit - use the search function theres like 1000 merom/core2duo threads they will answer your questions more thoroughly
     
  5. Jason

    Jason Overclocker NBR Reviewer

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    Core Duo 2 offers 3 different advantages over regular Core duo. For one Core duo is 32 bit and Core duo 2 is 64 bit. Core duo 2 CPU's are 20% faster per clock. They also have more cache 4MB's vs 2MB's.
     
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    bjdelro Notebook Consultant

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    Oh i see, thank you guys. Is there any core 2 duo on dell's notebook line-up? Particularly on the inspiron series?
     
  7. streather

    streather Notebook Evangelist

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    i don't think dell are stocking notebooks with the core 2 duo yet but i "think" you can upgrade them but dont quote me on that
     
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    NYCscorpio2000 Notebook Consultant

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    Be aware some of the Core 2 Duo processors only have 2MB cache (the slowest 2 or 3 of the bunch).
     
  9. Gautam

    Gautam election 2008 NBR Reviewer

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    Core 2 Duo can be dropped into a Core 1 slot, assuming BIOS will read the former. The notebook Core 2 is supposed to be a lot more energy efficient (which translates to less heat generated) as well as what others have mentioned, about bit-processing and cache
     
  10. Jalf

    Jalf Comrade Santa

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    That's only two advantages. The amount of cache isn't an advantage in itself. It just contributes to overall performance, which you already mentioned. :)
     
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