Originally Posted by worshipme
Don't be put off by the Intel Pentium Dual core lineup though. The name is off putting but they are actually fully fledged Core 2 Duos with 1MB cache and can overclock as high as 3.6GHz.
Borat's right, they're not very good. The tiny cache hurts them. A real Core 2 Duo is a much better choice if it's in the budget.
As I said before, if you can afford the Q6600, that's the chip to get right now.