Where to buy Core 2 Duo chips?

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  1. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I'm looking to upgrade my Mini in the next few weeks with a Core 2 Duo processor, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good place to buy one relatively inexpensively (that also is reputable and has a decent return policy!). I'm looking at the 2.0Ghz or above. Newegg has the 2.0Ghz (T7200) for $295, which doesn't seem that bad, but I'm sure someone here knows where I can do better!

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819111302
     
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  3. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, I just did, and I found one $8 cheaper than newegg. Hmm.
     
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    [stares at keyboard] How did you make that little guy?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I knew at one time. Now I just copypaste it. If you fire up the "Special Characters..." pane you should be able to do it via Unicode.
     
  7. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    make sure you get a merom chip and not a conroe.
     
  8. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I know. At first I saw 1.86Ghz Core 2 Duos for $200, and I thought, well why not get one of those, but then I saw they weren't Merom's. What a story that was.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    OP mentions the T7xxx series. That's not Conroe.
     
  10. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Actually, I'm finding the T5600 (1.86Ghz) for $235. That's a little over $50 cheaper than the cheapest 7200. Perhaps I should go that route? Is the 0.14Ghz more worth $50-$60 more? Keep in mind, I'm upgrading from a 1.5Ghz Core Solo here.
     
  11. Karpfish macrumors 6502a

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    i know, i was just warning just in case he saw somethin else on the cheap and almost got it instead.
     
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  13. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Most people here would say that the 4 MB of cache is worth more then the MHz.

    I think the OP already knows to look for Merom.

    And as always.

    Now try doing that on Windows with the KEYBOARD only. MWHAHAHA!!!

    Until you memorize it.
     
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    I had not even realized the cache difference there. Thanks for pointing that out, I'm definitely going with the T7200 now!
     
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    Add a shift to that hyphen to make it an underscore and you've got it!
     
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    I couldn't get the second eye in the right postion and the right hand isn't working as described.
    Had to paste it.

    Even so this is most definitely a worthwhile tutorial thread :D

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    I have found that clubit.com usually has slightly nicer prices on CPU's and usually free shipping on them, but they don't seem to carry notebook chips.
     
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    Not to go off topic, but could I possibly drop a 2.33 Core 2 Duo Merom in my 20" iMac to replace the 2.0 Core Duo? Has anybody done this yet?
     
  21. livingfortoday thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I believe it's already been done, someone posted about it on this forum a few months back. They then sold the original Core Duo in the Marketplace, so you might wanna look there for the thread, since they linked to how they did it there, too.
     
  22. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. I'll do a search for it.
     
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    Dude! Awesome, I was having a hard time locating that thread.
    Thanks again.
     
  24. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It took me about 5 seconds on Google. It took me longer to TYPE the post then find the thread. :rolleyes:
     

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