Intel’s Core 2 Duo seems to be all the rage these days. We’d expect a midend to highend PC user to run a lowend Core 2 Duo setup, so we dropped the multiplier on our Core 2 Duo to emulate that.

My testbench never got any neater. =X


  • Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 (8X)
  • Intel 975XBX
  • Cosair 5400UL 512MB X2
  • Antec Truepower 550W
  • Hitachi Deskstar 7200RPM 8MB


  • Intel 801.1002 Chipset Driver
  • nVIDIA 91.47 ForceWare
  • ATi Catalyst 6.9 (AIB provision)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
  • DirectX 9.0c 2005 Summer Edition

Being the crazier bunch of hardware enthusiasts around, we’ve overclocked our testbed slightly as well. We know you’d do that too. Check out the CPU-Z dump over here.

Drivers and applications recognised the device correctly.