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Old 03-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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Whats the difference between core 2 duo and dual core?
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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Core 2 Duo is simply the name Intel has given their Dual Core technology archetecture.
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Oh i see..

Also, Does the socket of a processor make any difference in things like speed?
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No, but it gives them more designing room to improve the workings inside the chip, which could result in an increase in speed (I think)
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Oo ok..I didn't really think so but i was still kind of curious to ask.
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Are you not talking about the Pentium Dual cores (E21xx series) and the C2Ds. If you are then the only difference is that the Pentium Dual cores only have 1MB of L2 Cache. They are built using the same architecture as the C2Ds.
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Are you not talking about the Pentium Dual cores (E21xx series) and the C2Ds. If you are then the only difference is that the Pentium Dual cores only have 1MB of L2 Cache. They are built using the same architecture as the C2Ds.
Im not really sure what cache is.

I know in Mozilla it has an option to clear cache?

Edit: Is it something to do with memory like how much ram it uses?
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Cache is memory which the processor uses to store information in before sending it through to the chipset and then to the RAM or GPU.
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Cache is memory which the processor uses to store information in before sending it through to the chipset and then to the RAM or GPU.
Oh ok thanks good to know.
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Default Re: dual core processor

the cache in firefox is different to a computers cache btw
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