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I have a Gigabyte P45T-ES3G motherboard and 2 CPU´s sitting on my desk.
I will use this machine mainly for gaming.
Wich CPU should I use ?

1. Intel Core 2 Duo E6850
http://ark.intel.com/products/30785

or

2. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
http://ark.intel.com/products/29765/Intel-Core2-Quad-Processor-Q6600-%288M-Cache-2_40-GHz-1066-MHz-FSB%29

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post #2 of 11
if you can get that Q6600 up to at least 3.8 its the obvious choice.
    
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post #3 of 11
Q6600 should be faster especially on gta 4 and badcompany 2 even at stock speed of 2.4 ghz vs the e6850 3ghz.

The quad will also run other tasks in the background more efficiently while gaming
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Q6600
    
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post #5 of 11
obvious choice really, isn't it? Q6600!
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post #6 of 11
Q6600 Anything Quad Core will be best right now
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post #7 of 11
that is actualy a very hard call tbh.

the specs of a dual core the 6850 is way better than the 6600 BUT,

the 6600 is quad core.

i know i can play mw2 on the 6850 with ease. and that is from 3.0 OCed to 3.2. hell even on stock clocks i can run mw2 with a 8800gt an medium and max setting.

what you can do, is oc both of them and do bench marking and then you can make a dessision with the results and your feelings
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