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# 40800 3-Sep-2009 16:32
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Hello again

What configuration of ram and cpu be faster???

-Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 and 8GB DDR2 ram

-Intel core i5 @ 2.66gHZ and 6gb DDR3 ram


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Ultimate Geek

  # 252951 3-Sep-2009 17:20
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For what?

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  # 252952 3-Sep-2009 17:24
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Which of those two would be faster for a gaming/media PC

Shud have made it clearer


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Master Geek

  # 252994 3-Sep-2009 19:39
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Well assuming you're not going to overclock the Q9550 will be faster for most things because of the higher clock speed, but anything multithreaded the i5 should walk all over it as it's actually a proper quad core as opposed to 2 dual cores stuck together.
If you are going to overclock, definitely the i5, if the i7 is anything to go by these should easy to make incredibly fast.
8gb of ram is probably a little overkill for gaming by the way.
Either way I'd probably go for the i5 just cause i love my i7 so much.

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Uber Geek


  # 253138 4-Sep-2009 12:13
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Intel i5 cpus and LGA1156 motherboards are only just becoming available now so we can't really say for sure yet.

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Uber Geek

  # 253822 7-Sep-2009 18:59
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I had my first experiences with triple channel ram the other week in the new G6 HP servers. Very fast RAM as long as you set it up correctly. I take it you are talking about triple channel kits and dual channel kits to make up the 6Gb and 8GB sets?

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