Originally Posted by demiZE
I am not really familiar with overclocking. I do not know how to do it because my computer is 10 years old and it probably cannot be overclocked. I am using a computer that gets 20 fps in WoW. Please explain to me how dual cores are better than quad cores because I don't really know much about that. Thanks.
Its not about something being better than the other. It depends on what you will use it for, and how you plan to use your computer. A quad core is better than a dual for mulitasking, graphics work, and high end gaming systems. A dual core will overclock more, and therefore 'can' be better in games as most do not utilize all the cores in a quad core. It really depends on your budget and what you plan to do with it.
If you dont plan to overclock then i would say either the E8500 or the Q6600, depending on what you want - the E8500 may be around 20% better in games thought because its clocked higher, and its a newer chip.