Dual Core vs Quad Core
I`ve been so out of touch with anything tech-y for the last 10 years so thought that perhaps GWJ collective mind could help me out here. I`m about to send my PC for an upgrade (damn you XCOM), Win7 upgrade, new videocard, additional HDD. And then I remembered I do have an older PC laying around, which might perhaps be cannibalized. Specifically, it has Intel Core 2 Quad 2.40Ghz while my current PC has Core 2 Duo 2.93Ghz.
Shouldn't..the 4 cores be better?
It's kinda not too important, since the processor upgrade wasnt high on my list besides, I`m not sure it wasnt the processor problem that made me abandon the old PC (would boot up only once in 4 tries, preboot screen sometimes arcanely mentioned the CPU not working or being changed), might have been a motherboard problem or some power thingie, I havent got the foggiest idea.
Still, if I could get a nice boost for less money, I wouldnt mind that at all.