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    I will be purchasing the parts to upgrade my system tomorrow. Currently I am using:

    Intel Core 2 E6600
    Gigabyte GA-945P-S3
    4gb DDR2

    I am upgrading to a motherboard that will support more then 4gb of ram (I have an extra 4gb ram waiting to go into it). The only thing I am not sure about is if I should get a newer core 2 processor or if I should go for a quad core.

    My choices are between the following:

    Intel Core 2 E8500 Wolfdale (3.16Ghz 6mb cache)
    Intel Quad Core E9400 (2.66Ghz 6mb cache)

    Which would be a bigger speed boost right now in leopard, and which do you think would be a bigger boost when snow leopard comes out?



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    @_o; Quad core ftw?
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    Ok, just wasn't sure how well osx dealt with multithreading and if the faster core or more cores would be better.

 

 

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