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Is the cache size or number of cores more important when weighing CPU performance?

I'm shopping for a laptop for my son to use for school, so it doesn't need to be a gaming machine. I've put together PC's from scratch before, but it's been a while. I've noticed that a number of ...
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Acceptable Intel i5 Proccessor Temperature? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the safe temperature range for a Core-i5 processor? I'm just wondering if my processor I working under an acceptable temp. From what I have read 42 is pretty ...
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What is meant by the terms CPU, Core, Die and Package?

Now this might sound like too many previous questions, but I am really confused about these terms. I was trying to understand how "dual core" is different from "Core 2 Duo", and I came across some ...
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Does “core” mean CPU or memory or both?

I was wondering what "core" means? CPU or memory or both?
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what does 2 core 4 threads mean in cpu?

I wanted to know what does 2 cores 4 threads mean about a cpu? I am talking about this cpu which i have http://ark.intel.com/products/47341/Intel-Core-i5-520M-Processor-3M-Cache-2_40-GHz I initially ...