I was thinking about getting a pc and have a couple questions. First, when you get a processor thats a Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor one and its rated at (2MB L2 Cache,1.80GHz,800 FSB), is that like getting 3.60ghz total since its a Dual core processor?
Same goes for the memory(2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz- 2DIMMs), since its a dual channel am i actually getting 4GB total?
Last edited by Miroku4444; Jul 29, 2007 at 03:37 PM.
Its just 1.8 GHz for the Intel Core2 Duo processor, as for the RAM
Dual-channel architecture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That will give you all the information you need in the first few paragraphs.
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And this is the multi-core info:
Multi-core (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Hassun; Jul 29, 2007 at 04:41 PM.
Dunno if your question is wholly answered yet, but I'll spell it out without hyperlinks.
Dual core processor: generally not as "fast" as adding the speeds of both cores, a dual core will run your computer significanly faster than a single core of the same speed. They help by multitasking processes, and in my opinion, are worth the investment. How fast you go is dictated by internet charts and your pocketbook.
Dual channel memory: not analagous to processors. They're meant to be installed in pairs (dual) to maximize the speed and characteristics of the memory. This is probably much less significant than FSB or clock speeds, but internet charts say it's a good thing. My opinion, if your faith warrants the ambiguous speed increase, install your memory in pairs (assuming both memory & motherboard support dual channel architecture).