Animedude35

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I just recently bought the Intel 550 (3.4) prescott processor about a week ago and now that the new 6xx series came out...Should I return my processor and get the new 6xx series, but all I can really afford is the 640 (3.2) version of the series.

Is there really any value to switch right now, or should I just wait for something later?
 

endyen

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A lot depends on what you use your system for, and what apps you use to do it.
Generally, the 560 is faster. Is yours throttling a lot?
The 640 will run cooler. Having 64 bit capability is also cool. But is it cool enough to take a 5 to 10% perf hit?