2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or 2.8 Extreme???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mothergoose45, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. mothergoose45 macrumors member

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    I am going to make the switch from PC (whenever the Apple store comes back up). Going with the 24" , 1 GB Ram (will upgrade to 4 gig ram at newegg :)

    Only thing that has me puzzled is the processors.

    Why would I want to the 2.8? What are the advantages than being .4 faster.

    Help me out please.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I'm going for the 2.8, if not for anything but the Extreme name itself... the only question is really: 2 or 4 GB RAM...? :D
     
  4. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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  5. SiliconDioxide macrumors member

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    I would say none. As the vid card is bad, isn't Intel using the extreme chips as gaming chips? If thats the case, I wouldn't waste my money on it. I could be wrong, anyone have a real use for the extreme chip?
     
  6. superlatic macrumors regular

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    im going for the 2.8ghz stock option will order it tomorrow from apple store.
     
  7. harmonium macrumors newbie

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    Bragging rights + you'll more than likely keep the machine a bit longer. 400mhz is a lot. Hell, 7 years ago that was the speed of the computer.
     
  8. mothergoose45 thread starter macrumors member

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    I wont be using this machine for any gaming. I like my 360 for that.

    I will use Adobe design and video editing from my camcorder, internet, music, and word.

    Will upgrade to 4 gig ram from new egg b/c of the price difference.

    So should I just get the 2.4 or the 2.8 Its a $225 option.
     
  9. nfonteijn macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know what type of processors the iMacs sport? Are they still Merom's or are they finally Conroes?
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's still Merom.
     

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