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Intel Core 2 Duo E4600


$150.00 Released October, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Excellent value for those not seeking top of the line performance. Excellent overclocking performance with aftermarket cooling. Fairly low TDP for the performance.

The Cons:Included heatsink isn't very efficient, leads to frequent overheating. Stock cooling solution is very difficult to install. No longer particularly energy efficient compared to 32nm Sandy Bridge processors.

The Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 is a 2.4 GHz, 800MHz FSB processor with 2MB Cache and falls near the bottom of Intel's line of Core 2 Duo Processors. All processors in this line have 2 cores (hence the name) meaning they have two distinct processors on one chip allowing them to work seperately or together on a single large task.

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These processors are very energy efficient thanks to Intel Wide Dynamic Execution, which gives more instructions per clock cylce, and with Intel Intelligent Power capability. Intel Smart Memory Access optimizes the use of available bandwith while Intel Advanced Smart Cache runs a more efficient cache subsystem for multiple cores. Intel Advanced Digital Media Boost will help accelerate a wide variety of applications, including video, photo processing, encryption, financial, engineering and scientific applications.

Specifications

  • Number of Cores: 2
  • Clock Speed: 2.4 GHz
  • L2 Cache: 2 MB
  • FSB Speed: 800 MHz
  • Instruction Set 64-bit
  • Lithography: 65 nm
  • Max TDP: 65 W
  • VID Voltage Range: 0.962V-1.362V
  • Thermal Specification: 73.3°C
  • Package Size: 37.5mm x 37.5mm
  • Die Size: 111 mm
  • Number of Transistors: 167 million
  • Sockets Supported: LGA775
  • Execute Disable Bit 
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology 
  • Enhanced Halt State (C1E) 
  • Intel 64

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    Excellent value for those not seeking top of the line performance.

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    Excellent overclocking performance with aftermarket cooling.

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    Fairly low TDP for the performance.

Cons
  • 1

    Included heatsink isn't very efficient, leads to frequent overheating.

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    Stock cooling solution is very difficult to install.

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    No longer particularly energy efficient compared to 32nm Sandy Bridge processors.

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    Other LGA775 processors have come way down in price, making the E4600 less of a deal.

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