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i was looking at some processors and i was wondering what is better? these are about the same price
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
Core Windsor
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Operating Frequency 2.6GHz
HT 2000MHz
L1 Cache 128KB+128KB
L2 Cache 2 x 512KB
Process Type 90 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Transport Support Yes
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
Voltage 1.30 V/1.35 V

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
Core Conroe
Multi-Core Dual-Core
Name Core 2 Duo E6600
Operating Frequency 2.4GHz
FSB 1066MHz
L1 Cache 32KB+32KB
L2 Cache 4M sharing
Process Type 65 nm
Vista Ready Yes
64 bit Support Yes
Hyper-Threading Support No
Virtualization Technology Support Yes
Multimedia Instruction MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, EM64T
Voltage 0.850V-1.3525V

I have been told that Core 2 Duo is the new thing. i have a Pentium 4 right now so i kind want to stick with them, but looking at the specs i would go with the AMD. what would other people go with, and why?

i ask to many questions. but as long as people dont get tired of me i am still good.
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The core2 is newer and better. AMD dont have the manufacturing capacity so they arent releasing a new chip in response other than the new 4x4 system, if youre buying now get the 6600 if this is a pipe dream and you wont be buying till next year AMD will have something late 2007 worth looking at.
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yeah go for the e6600 you will be pleased with the performance from that chip.
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