Why is my CPU slower?
My friend and I have roughly the same computers hardware wise. Difference is that mine runs an Allendale processor,
E4500 2.2Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 800Mhz fsb.
And her's is a Conroe processor,
E6400 2.13Ghz, 2MB L2 Cache, 1066Mhz fsb.
I've overclocked my E4500 from 2.2 to 2.4GHz but mine is still slower than her's for some reason. I compressed the same video with WinRar on both our computers and mine took 60 sec but her's only took 40 sec.
I want to understand why my 2.4Ghz is slower than her 2.13Ghz. what's the difference between a Conroe and an Allendale bcuz they're both Core 2 Duo CPUs with 2MB of shared cache. I looked everywhere and the E6400 is more expensive than the E4500. plus it makes sense the E6000 series would be better than the E4000 series but how different are their architectures?