It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has - Sir William Osler
The cheapest Core 2 Duo 6300 clocked at 1.86GHz LGA 775 Processor retail will cost only $183 retail. This boy can be heavily overclocked even with air cooling, some say to 2.6GHz or beyond.
But compared to other deals this is ultra expensive. You can get an Intel Celeron D 326 Prescott 2.53GHz LGA 775 for $47 only. This baby will be significantly slower but it is a quarter the price of a Core 2 Duo.
Intel's Pentium 4 511 2.8GHz LGA 775 RoHS version processor costs $70 retail. If you want a Pentium 4, a dual-core Intel Pentium D 805 Smithfield at 2.66GHz LGA 775 processor (Model HH80551PE0672MN OEM version) you will need to spend $89.
The Vista upgrade market can only be super-thrilled and happy as less than $100 bucks will get you a decent CPU.
All of these details are here so go and make your Yule. Newegg might even ship it to you before Yule Monday. µ
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