Originally Posted by broncosteven
I would go with a faster Dual core than slower Quad.
Some apps only run on one CPU even though 3 others may be available. It may have gotten better but I would stay with Dual core for now on a desktop.
If your running a server then go Quad or Xeon.
Maybe 3 years ago.
Every single application being produced right now is being produced to take advantage of multiple cores.