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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Quad core, Overclocking capability, Bang for buck, durability

Cons: outdated, temps, TDP, max temps

It certainly seems like a long time since I let go of my 775 build. When I built it 4 years ago it was running like a dream, the temps were pretty decent and performance was great.


You could usually hit between 3.2-3.6ghz depending on your motherboard, those P45 motherboards with this chip was a match made in heaven, obviously it required a SLACR (go) batch Q6600 and a low VID, but if you get lucky you could even hit 4ghz.

Unfortunately because it is old and there have been many new releases, 1366 1156, 1155 and now 2011, it is quite hard to recommend it, however if you do own one already I would always say don't get rid of it, keep it as a backup rig, this was truly one of those chips that could take a lot!!

The max I could hit with my Asus P5E motherboard (flashed to Rampage Formula BIOS) was around 3.9ghz, however I couldn't stabilize it, the VID on my chip was a little higher than most (can't remember) and the motherboard FSB restriction didn't exactly help.

I did eventually keep it at 3.8ghz with 1.6ish voltage for over 4 years without any problems, this is certainly a touch cookie and one that will never be forgotten!!!

10/10 Q6600 FTW thumb.gif

Posted

Pros: Speed, Reliable.

Cons: None.

I'm still currently using this process to this day and it performs flawlessly. It's been able to run all of the new and current games with ease still paired with one 6850 ATI Radeon card.

Posted

Pros: Overclocking, Quad Core, Cheap, Lasts Long

Cons: Temps, power usage, outdated

Quite simply amazing.

Bought this in 2007; still runs great, OC'ed to 3.3GHZ, used to do 3.4GHZ.

Kicks ass in alot of games still. Chip just feels awesome. Was a Champion at time of release, cheap.

Honestly, I am upgrading soon to a SB system most likely, because performance in some stuff is iffy...but I'll be sad to see this guy go. Probably use it a HTPC for a new TV I plan to buy.

Since the release of the C2D & C2Q, AMD has never been able to match them. The Q6600 shown here, beats some of AMD's latest offerings...this many years later. Shows how well it was made.
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775
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The Intel Core 2 Quad processor is the latest in cutting edge processor technology for the desktop PC. Based on the Intel Core micro-architecture, the Intel Core 2 Quad processor delivers four complete execution cores within a single processor, delivering unprecedented performance and responsiveness. More instructions can be carried out per clock cycle, shorter and wider pipelines execute commands more quickly, and improved bus lanes move data throughout the system faster. Four dedicated, physical threads help operating systems and applications deliver additional performance, so you can experience better multi-tasking and multi-threaded performance across many types of applications and workload. A 4-pin connector is included for fan speed control to help minimize the acoustic noise levels generated from running the fan at higher speeds for thermal performance. Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel EM64T) Execute Disable Bit Digital Thermal Sensor (DTS) Intel designed Thermal Solution for boxed processors CPU Speed - 2.40 GHz PCG - 05B Bus Speed - 1066 MHz Bus/Core Ratio - 9.0 L2 Cache size - 8 MB L2 Cache Speed - 2.40 GHz Package Type - LGA 775 Core Stepping - G0 S-spec - SLACR Core Voltage - 0.85V-1.5V.

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BrandIntel
EAN9056484512066
FeatureIntel advanced digital media boost
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Height7 inches
Length7 inches
Weight1.35 pounds
Width4 inches
LabelIntel
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$278.92
ManufacturerIntel
ModelBX80562Q6600
MPNBX80562Q6600
Package Quantity1
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TitleIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad-Core Processor, 2.40 GHz, 8M L2 Cache, LGA 775
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