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Intel in the early days always battled against AMD but now have the market performance wise. Intel have always been the colder running of the two companies and now always a lot fast. This little processor is no acception. Now im going to jump straight into it by saying if your into overclocking this is an amazing processor. The highest clock i ever got out of it was 3.77GHz but i know people who are very daring with voltages who have got it up and over the 4GHz mark!!!! So yes, this processor is a beast for overclocking. Performance wise it is now far from being the best out there. When i got mine it was in the day when quad cores were stupidly expensive and anything clocked higher than this was priced very high. But i heard from a few people that the one above this is exactly the same but just overclocked, so you can think of the E6850 as the E6750 OC edition!!! At the time compatibility was an issue but now all mother board have released new bioses supporting this new fsb speed. If your looking for preformance look at newer processors but if your looking for something that will perform very well and last you a good few years, run all the latest games and application and will do for a couple more years then this is the processor you should get, it will not let you down in the slightest.
The Intel E6750 processor is priced at around £110. This price has remained constant for about a year, and is unlikely to be altered until Intel market their 45nm chips at a more competitive price (this chip is based on the 65nm architecture.)
Firstly, as this is a dual core processor it is naturally faster than its single core predecessors, however the true power of dual core processors has not been fully utilised as many programs are simply not written to deal with having two cores.
Although this processor is slightly more expensive then the E6700 the added investment is worth it, as the bus speed is increased to 1333MHz, just make sure your motherboard is able to deal with these speeds, otherwise your investment will not be worth it.
Installation is easy, use place the chip into the slot in the motherboard, close the cover, and then place the heatsink over and press the clips, simple. This should take about 10mins.
This chip offers great over clocking potential, so I believe this chip is great value for money, and a superb buy.
The Intel Core 2 Duo processors are built in several of the world's most advanced, high-volume output manufacturing facilities using Intel's leading silicon process technology. The processor family is based on the revolutionary Intel Core microarchitecture, designed to provide powerful yet energy-efficient performance. With the power of dual cores, or computing engines, the processors can manage numerous tasks faster. They also can operate more smoothly when multiple applications are running, such as writing e-mails while downloading music or videos and conducting a virus scan.