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Intel Viiv vs core 2

Can someone advise me about the following choice I want to make please.

I need to choose between an

Intel  Core 2 Duo E6600 and an intel Multi-threaded core 2 duo E6600 both 2.4 ghz 1066 mHz 4Mb cache.

The conpouter is going to be used for trading and will be running a charting package which will be Multi-threaded orientated.

Is there any difference between the above 2 chips?

And can they both run ok on XP?


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michkoCommented:
Unless they've put out something new that has completely taken me by surprise, the Intel Core 2 Duo E66000 IS a multi-threaded processor.  The dual core means it can process more than one command at a time, hence the term multithreading.  Where did you see this term?  Was it on an ad for the E6600?

Typically the terminology goes:  number of cores (single, dual, or quad) for the processor, multithreading usually is used in reference to a program being able to take advantage of a multi-core processor.

I really think you're looking at the exact same processor.  Possibly one ad just tossed in something like "the new Intel Multi-threaded core 2 duo!" as an advertising ploy.  If you could provide the references where you saw these statements, I might be able to be a bit more definite.

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patch227Author Commented:
Dell are advertising them and in an effort to get more detail I went to the Intel site where they give a chort blurb about them being great for home entertainement but I couldn't get more specifics.
http://www.intel.com/products/viiv/requirements.htm
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patch227Author Commented:
Ignore above Wrong place Sorry
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patch227Author Commented:
Hi Michko

 No sorry the mutlithread was a typo on my part.

The main issue I am concerned about is running these chips with XP. Do you think that there are issues with XP and they have to be run with Vista or do you think XP will be adequate.
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michkoCommented:
Hi patch227.  You're basically looking for a review.  Well, that's no problem as the system I'm typing this on has the E6600.  I'm running Win XP Pro and am perfectly happy with its performance.  I've had this system up for a little over 2 months now, and have not had any issues.  

Here's a few reviews:
http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/core2duo_e6600/
http://www.guru3d.com/article/content/370/


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patch227Author Commented:
Thanks a lot That helps me

Have a good evening
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michkoCommented:
You're welcome.  Glad I could help.
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michkoCommented:
patch227 - are you ready to close the question, or were you waiting to see if you received any input from other experts?
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