well im planning to buy a new processor(the intel e6600 2.40 ghz) and i came upon 2 processors....that are the same from what i can see (i dont know much about cpus) but they have different prices and i was wondering why? and if i went for the cheaper one what would be the difference. Im upgrading from a 2.8 pent D.
That's an awesome processor. I have it, it's great.
The difference is that the cheaper one is OEM. That means it does not come with a heatsink/fan which is required for use. It's just the processor wrapped in a static proof bag, and you need to buy a heatsink and some thermal paste separately.
Whereas with the retail version comes with a fan, and has instructions.
If you're new to upgrading processors, get the retail version.
The first one is OEM. You're buying just the CPU. That would be what you need, really. The other one is Retail. It comes with the heatsink, and all the shmasy things inside. The OEM doesn't have a box.
Well seing as how im upgrading wouldnt the heatsink and fan on my pentium D fit on the other processor? there both 775skt and would i actually need beter cooling then what i have right now? Because right now my comp gives off almost no heat what so ever....my old computer used to turn my room into a sona and it sucked.