Clearance 2.8 or 2.8 extreme?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by stevo8, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. stevo8 macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering what the "extreme" c2d is in comparison to the regular 2.8 that are both on clearance right now? Its only $100 more and has a 500gig hd so I will more the likely go for it but figured I would ask first.
     
  2. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Generally the Quad Extreme's have stepping enabled where as the regular ones have stepping disabled.
     
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  4. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    The two chips I was looking at came in 2 variations, Extreme and Regular. Essentially the extreme you can overclock by raising the multiplier, where as the regular chip you can only overclock by raising the FSB. That was in the case of 2 specific chips I was looking at.
     
  5. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So in performance terms would it really be justified to get the extreme? (other then I would like the 500gb hd)
     
  6. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    Link what you're looking at, missing a good amount of information.
     
  7. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm at work on my phone so I can't link, but if you go to the clearance section you'll see the two offerings.
     
  8. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    apple doesnt use the extreme version of intels cpu's

    either you need glasses or its a typo
     
  9. danny_w macrumors 601

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    The mid-2007 iMac 24" high-end was described as "2.8 Extreme".
     
  10. rworne macrumors 6502

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    That is true. I have one sitting on my desk.

    From a google search:
    "2.0GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, or 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme processor"

    It's the Intel X7900.
     
  11. danny_w macrumors 601

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    Well at least I'm not dreaming. Thanks for that.
     
  12. stevo8 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well in he end I think I'll just save the extra $100 and get some crucial ram. Storage is cheap these days and I don't want to let a deal like this pass me up. $1199 for a 24" 2.8GHz is awesome considering I almost pulled the trigger on that same setup last month for hundreds more.
     
  13. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I ordered the 24" 2.4 (mid-2007) refurb last month and paid $1299 for it (it is now $1049), so $1199 for that one is a real steal. However, I called up Apple
    and they promptly and courteously refunded the money. Thanks Apple!
     
  14. rworne macrumors 6502

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    Well I forgot to mention in my last post that my wife has the slightly "newer" 2.8GHz 24" iMac with the ATI video option. So I have both systems in the house. Both perform about the same too. Hers seems ever so slightly faster, but she didn't load it up with all the stuff I did.

    The OP should be easily happy with either system. It's a great computer.
     

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