The original configuration was:
Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6850 (3.0GHz, 4Mb L2 cache) 1333MHz FSB LGA775
Motherboard: Asus P5B-MX / Intel® 946GZ Chipset
The manufacturer told us upon delivery that they changed the processor to:
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 (2.40GHz, 8Mb L2 cache) 1066MHz FSB LGA775
Because the fan on the Core Dou didn't fit on the mother board. We couldn't say anything about this because we weren't informed about this problem until the delivery.
Now, my question... Did we just get jipped? x_X!
Was the Core Dou 3.0 faster and better for us-gamers than the Core Quad 2.4?
I personally would choose the Core Dou 3.0 but what do you guys think? Was it a good or a bad trade-off?
The system will run Windows Vista 32-bit Home Premium by the way.
Our usual applications are:
iTune, Winamp, Movie Player
Video and image editing (Paintshop XI, Windows DVD maker etc.)
And of course some security softwares.
Also, anyway we can optimize this Quad core?
Thank you very much for your insite!