Re: I'm lost and outdated on processors...
If you look around in here, you'll find tons of info. Mainly the 64-bit CPUs and dual cores are the mainstream CPUs between Intel and AMD. Intel with their current Pnetium D dual core support and AMD with their lines of Athlon 64 X2 dual cores.
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