Thank you for the utility. The software the users want to install requires Pentium 4 but I still do not know if a Core 2 Duo E6400 is faster than a Pentium 4? The utility told me "Core 2 Duo E6400"
Much newer and "faster" (faster is a bad term since the processor clock speed (Ghz) may be slower, but the processor is able to do more operations per seconds)
The SSE2 requirement is a little harder to confirm. since I don't see the instruction support posted anywhere in a real quick look.
The tool i would recommend is CPUID from CPUZ http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html (freeware great software.Company surive on donations)
As well as the Processor Name, you get a list of Instructions support both by the processor and the mother board BIOS.
SSE2 is fairly ild so it should be supported.
Are you saying the Core 2 Duo CPU is newer than the Pentium 4? I ran the Intel utility and confirmed it supports SSE2 technologies. I do understand that 'faster' is a relative term.
Yes Core 2 Duo is at least two generations newer than Pentium 4.