Core 2 Quad is two Core 2 Duo processors placed together.
8 MB of Shares L2 Cache
1066 MHz front-side bus
How it all started:
Pentium Dual Core: Two Pentium 4 Placed Together
Core 2 Duo: True Dual Core Processor
Core 2 Quad: Two Core 2 Duo Placed Together
The performance different between Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad is not much because most of the current applications do not use all the 4 cores efficiently.
Recommend to spend little more ($40) and go for Core i5 instead of Core 2 Quad.