Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz or Pentium D Dual Core 3.4Ghz?

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UniquelyAm Posted: Thu, Sep 20 2007 2:03 AM

Before I waste time and money on a new server, I'd like to know for SURE that an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz  

is better than my current server, an Intel Pentium D Dual Core 3.4Ghz

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model name   : Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
stepping         : 4
cpu MHz        : 3393.023
cache size      : 2048 KB
physical id      : 0
siblings           : 2
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cpu cores       : 2
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fpu                  : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level        : 6
wp                   : yes
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bogomips         : 6788.77

 

Thanks for any input on whether or not it'd be worth it to cancel what I currently have for the new server.

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If you OC the 6300 to 3ghz then it will really slaughter the pentium D. Even at stock speed the 6300 should be faster... plus the core 2 line runs much cooler and consumes less power. For the current price of a 6300 I'd say go for it!!!

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Really appreciate the reply.

Overclocking is out of the question since this will be a server in a datacenter.

I was looking at getting another server to replace the one I currently have and I found a dedicated server that includes an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor for $115 a month.
It also comes with 2x160GB hard drives - 70GB more space than what I have now. I'd throw a $10 upgrade to 100Mbps uplink on it and come out paying $125 a month.

I'm currently spending $147 a month for a dedicated server with an Intel Pentium D 945 Presler 3.4GHz 2 x 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor with 1x250GB hard drive.

My husband and I are going to both get the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor for our desktop pc's we're building, so ANY amount of money saved every month will be a blessing considering how much we're going to end up spending on building them.

But considering that I'm hosting clients sites on the server, I can't afford to downgrade what I have and is why I'm here making sure that the server I'm looking to get isn't going to be a downgrade as far as performance goes. As far as space and price, it's better, but I also need to look at performance.
Even if there's a slight bit of better performance then I'll definitely be cancelling what I have and getting the new one.

I was looking at this (link below) and as far as what I've read it seems that it makes even the highend Pentium D's look homely, so.... if anyone knows something about them that wasn't said here, please spill it.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2795&p=8

As far as what I've read and what you have said, I'm already very close to pressing the "SIGN YOUR SOUL AWAY BUY NOW!" button....

Thanks, recoveringknowitall.

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The 6300 deffinately would not be a downgrade... go 4 it!!!

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ice91785 replied on Thu, Sep 20 2007 2:10 PM

I'd say get yourself an E6320 -- same price and gives you 4MB L2 instead of 2MB........basically a free upgrade so why not?

LINK TO 6320

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~What he said~  Idea

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 Thanks for the tip, ice. However, this is a server that I'm ordering from a hosting company that I use. I can't exactly change the processor that they are offering with this server for this price.

 My desktop computer that I'm planning on will be sporting an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor. Will definitely hurt the wallet a bit, but will be definitely worth it considering I can overclock it and it would be just as good as the $1100 one.
 

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Regardless the 6300 is a solid choice 4 the $. Skip the quad unless you are a serious multi-tasker or use software that can take advantage of multiple cores/threads. What kind of GPU are you lookin at?

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That's just it, I am a serious multi-tasker. You should see my task bar and sys tray, it's crazy. That's one reason we decided it was time to upgrade. Just running my web editor, SecureCRT, CuteFTP, PhotoshopCS3, Thunderbird, Snag-It and Firefox makes my PC want to keel over and die. I let it sit for a while come back and the apps are frozen. I've given it 2 gigs of ram and 4 gigs of virtual and it still can't seem to handle everything, but then again, I also have quite a few other apps going as well, those are just the apps I use all the time. I'm a web designer and I provide my clients with hosting and email, so those apps are never closed.

Even if I didn't use such heavy apps, I would still get the quad because there's no harm in going ahead and getting a processor that will still be up-to-date even after a few years. Not when that processor doesn't cost much more than the others. My husband and I were looking at the price differences and there isn't much difference between the dual and quad, so why not get quad?

$300: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 

$1000:  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911502

Now we did question each other as to whether we should go for the $1000 one or just get the Q6600 and the thing is, the Q6600 is almost a third of the cost, it can run just as fast, once overclocked. And if the processor dies then I'd rather lose $300 than $1000. It wouldn't hurt as much having to buy another one. You're basically getting a $1000 processor for $300. And the reviews are incredible.

As far as graphics card goes, we're thinking about getting the NVidia GeForce 8800 Ultra or the one below it. We'd like it to be SLI-enabled and if we get this, we'll be good for a good long time. But, we still haven't come to a definite decision on that yet because the GFX cards we have now, we don't have any problems out of. He has a NVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra and I have an NVidia GeForce 6800 Xtreme. We aren't replacing our soundcards because those are still good, too. We both have Creative's SoundBlaster X-Fi Elite Pro, http://www.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=1&subcategory=208&product=14064

And this is the motherboard we'll be getting: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188013

As far as the server goes, I ended coming out better than I had anticipated. I was originally supposed to get an E6300 and when I got the server I checked and found out I ended up with an E6320, so I got the 4mb cache instead of 2.

I am a happy camper!

Anyway, as much as I'd love to stay here and go on about this, I really have to get back to working on this site.

Thanks again, recoveringknowitall, for the info. You were right, it was an upgrade and a da** good one at that. Noticing the difference didn't take long at all.

 
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