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Getting a Q6600 to drop in my dell e520. Coming from a Pentium d 930 how big of a gaming increase will it be? I am using a 8800gt res is 1280x720. Mainly play fallout 3 want to.play new Vegas and modern warfare 3. I can't overclock the CPU because of the dell mobo so its going to.be at stock clocks.

I can't find a comparison of the 2 cpus help would be appreciated
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The Q6600 is going to be significantly faster in most various things that you do, though honestly you probably aren't all that limited by the Pentium D (as long as it is at a decent clock speed) as most games that you listed don't take advantage of more than 2 cores and the CPU isn't bottlenecking the GPU.

You might see an increase of 10 - 15% but I would doubt much more, though in anything else, its going to be significantly faster because of the newer architecture and the quad cores.
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I can't play new Vegas and get more then 20fps with the Pentium d, its at 3ghz stock speed as its in a dell and i can't overclock it at all. Fo3 I can avg 30 fps. I can't see it only being a 10-15% increase going from a Pentium d 930 to a Q6600
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pretty decent performance increase in gaming, but the q6600 will feel dated with some newer titles like bf3.
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just make sure your bios supports a Q6600 first. wink.gif
i just upgraded my kids pc from a E3300 to a Q6600, and they can even see the difference, especially in gaming.
But bad company 2 and battlefield 3 are played most often, and they do like lots of cores.

go for it, but only if the Q6600 is cheap, a used one goes for about £50 (UK price)
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