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Should I buy Q6600?

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There is an offer for used Q6600 near my home for around 80€.
The price of new E7500 is little bit cheaper.

Which processor should I buy? This E2140 is starting to show its age I feel like it is bottlenecking my 5770.

I mostly game (all kind of other games you could think of ).


Also my board should be enough to oc it a bit right?


Thanks.
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post #2 of 26
Q6600 FTW - they are beastly processors and overclock well, obviously you want to get one with a decent VID (under 1.26) and G0, but you should get 3.6+ ghz out of it
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post #3 of 26
Yes do get it! then O/C it !
post #4 of 26
You'll thank us later
post #5 of 26
get it get it get it!!!!!
post #6 of 26
Can your board do 400FSB? If so then go for it.
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post #7 of 26
You won't go wrong with a Q6600. Even my crappy 1.325 VID OC's to 3.6 I just don't use it for 24/7.
post #8 of 26
I love my Q6600, still performs great and when overclocked still matches a phenom 2 955 be.
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post #9 of 26
Go for it, it will be a huge improvement.

You motherboard will probably be able to take to 3ghz at least, even though the P43 chipset is more limited than the higher end P45.

But still, you will be good.
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post #10 of 26
Quote:
With a 415MHz FSB, we were only able to push our Core 2 Duo E6700 and its 8x multiplier from 2.66GHz to 3.32GHz. On the positive side, the BIOS is as cleanly laid out as the board, and whenever we pushed an overclock too far, the Gigabyte always recovered elegantly.
From the EP43-S3L Review

It doesn't say if this FSB limit applies to both dual core and quad core CPUs, but it should be able to pull 400mhz FSB on that Q6600.

I say go for it.
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