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Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 vs T9550

I'm thinking about getting the Studio 14z fairly soon for college and debating which processor upgrade I should go with. I'm debating between the Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz/3MB Cache) or the Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 (2.66GHz/6MB Cache). My most power hungry use of the laptop will be for some video editing, music, movies, and 3D computer modeling for college. Will I be able to tell any difference between the two processors? I'm a college student and on a budget, so I'm wondering if it's worth the upgrade to the T9550 or if it'd just be a waste of money.

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Re: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 vs T9550

You don't mention the $difference in price.  My instinct would be to buy the cheaper processor and spend the difference on maxing out the RAM.  Unless of course you were already planning on max memory.