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Old 12-16-2008, 12:12 AM   #11
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You can run any amount of memory. As long as it's tri-channel and your motherboard can support it. 2GB sticks will work.
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The C2Q series isn't truly a quad core. It's just 2 C2D in one chip. The i7 is a true quad core. You will get better performance with the i7 instead of one C2Q. If you can wait, Intel is working on a dual processor x58 board. Two i7 chips will dominate everything on the market.

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So wouldn't that make it a quad core then? Kinda contradict yourself there. If its 4 cores in one chip, then that would make 4, hence "Quad."
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You're a programmer and a CAD'er and you don't know what kind of system you need? umm? uh? HUH!?!?!

That's like a plumber who doesn't know how to plumb!
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haha ya i know... but ive been using all the comps at my building up til now, so ive never really paid attention... its not how u think either... i dnt write distros and what not... i write shaders, displacements, and lights for cg objects
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So wouldn't that make it a quad core then? Kinda contradict yourself there. If its 4 cores in one chip, then that would make 4, hence "Quad."
No, it's technically just 2 C2D. It's called a quad. But, it truly isn't. A true quad core would be the i7 or the x4 series. It doesn't have 4 cores on the chip. It's 2 sets of 2 cores.
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Ah, But I thought the i7 had 8? 4 physical and 4 logical correct?
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I meant physical cores, haha. Sorry for the confusion.
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The C2Q is 2 cores on 2 die if I'm not mistaken.
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The C2Q is 2 cores on 2 die if I'm not mistaken.
No, you're right.
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so if i get a single i7 940 but i want to be able to upgrade to a twin setup up... what board would you guys suggest? ive been lookin at the radeon hd 4870 x2 for my gpu... is that decent? thanks again...
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