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Intel Core 2 Duo


$199.99 Released July, 2006

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Excellent for applications not requiring quad-core support - suitable for most web development setups. Handles most PC-optimized games smoothly - online RPG titles are handled without lag at high-quality settings. 45nm architecture greatly reduces excessive energy outputting - significantly minimizes overheating.

The Cons:Not compatible with older, more common Core 2 Duo motherboards - many units only support 65nm architecture. Fan/heat sink unit can be exceptionally difficult to install depending on motherboard type - may require professional assistance. May not perform optimally right away - usually requires BIOS adjustment for maximum speed handling.

The Intel Core 2 Duo Computer Processor is a new line of dual core processor that encompasses both power and energy efficiency. It uses new 64-bit architecture which enables twice the amount of information that the CPU can process at a time.

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Product Shot 2 It also features a Digital Thermal Sensor that is embedded in the CPU that measures the temperature to optimize the operation of the processor and system fans. The Core 2 Duo series also have Wide Dynamic Execution which improves the execution speed and efficiency of the processor, and with the exception of the certain processors in the series, most Core 2 Duo Processors have Virtualization Technology which allows one computer to operate as multiple “virtual” platforms.

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    Excellent for applications not requiring quad-core support - suitable for most web development setups

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    Handles most PC-optimized games smoothly - online RPG titles are handled without lag at high-quality settings

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    45nm architecture greatly reduces excessive energy outputting - significantly minimizes overheating

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    Handles intensive performance remarkably well - supports 1+GHz over-clocking without error

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    Not compatible with older, more common Core 2 Duo motherboards - many units only support 65nm architecture

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    Fan/heat sink unit can be exceptionally difficult to install depending on motherboard type - may require professional assistance

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    May not perform optimally right away - usually requires BIOS adjustment for maximum speed handling

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