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Old 01-15-2010, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it worth the extra cash to go for this or is the quad core just as good? and does the i5 work with most intel motherboards?
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i5 chip requires 1156 socket. Core 2 quad's still use the 775 socket.

I really can't answer how much better an i5 is.
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which core i5 are you talking about? because there are dual cores and a quad core.

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and does the i5 work with most intel motherboards?
what do you mean? like can you just drop it into any intel mobo? no you cant. the i5 (whether a dual or quad) uses an 1156 socket, so youd need a mobo with that socket.
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I never realised that you get a dual and quad i5 but if I can afford it will make sure the mobo has a 1156 socket for support.
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i5 chip requires 1156 socket. Core 2 quad's still use the 775 socket.

I really can't answer how much better an i5 is.
^ i5 chip does not use 1136, it uses 1156.

To the OP: Are you talking about dual core i5 versus the quad core i5?
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^ i5 chip does not use 1136, it uses 1156.

To the OP: Are you talking about dual core i5 versus the quad core i5?
Yep, is there a huge difference performance wise over the quad versus the dual core i5? Im not sure if I can afford the quad core.
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Depends on what you plan your computer for really.
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