3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2011 2:22 AM by mpash

    Is a Core2 Quad Q8300 2.5 GHz a higher spec than a Pentium D 3.2 GHz ?



      I've just seen a recent discussion on a similar topic so thought that I would see if anyone could help me out of a bit of a hole that I have gotten myself into. I purchased a Blu-Ray Rewriter as a Christmas present for my wife but am not now sure if it is compatible with her desktop. The desktop was purchased in early 2010 and has an Intel Core2 Quad Q8300 2.5 GHz processor. The system requirements for the Blu-Ray Rewriter state that it needs an Intel Pentium D 3.2 GHz as a minimum (they recommend a Core2 Duo E6600 or higher). Can anyone tell me if the processor in her desktop meets either the minimum or recommended requirement ? Is it just a case of comparing the clock speeds or is there a lot more to it ?

      Thanks for any help.