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i still have the Q6600 and im about to sell it. the Q6600 will handle BF3 better than E8400 with a higher clock. and keep in mind that BF3 multiplayer is more demanding than the singleplayer.

The multiplayer is depending on the GFX a bit more (More effects and such) - only slightly, but the multiplayer needs a lot more CPU headroom and a fair bit more RAM.

The singleplayer was fine on my E8500 with 4GB of ram and a 6870 on low-medium. But the second I would start multiplayer even low isn't that great.
 
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The multiplayer is depending on the GFX a bit more (More effects and such) - only slightly, but the multiplayer needs a lot more CPU headroom and a fair bit more RAM.
The singleplayer was fine on my E8500 with 4GB of ram and a 6870 on low-medium. But the second I would start multiplayer even low isn't that great.
64 players on a big map multiplayer demands more on the cpu. especially b2k maps. my Q6600 did fine on it though. always played high settings 1080p. and just to add, here's my BL to show that the Q6600 served me good and made me achieve a decent stats.
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I had a q6600 up until APrl of this year when I upgraded my rig. It handled BF3 and other games like a champ.
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I had a q6600 up until APrl of this year when I upgraded my rig. It handled BF3 and other games like a champ.

I had a Q9400 for about 6ish months as I mentioned before. It ran BF3 alright but the 3570k is so much smoother. biggrin.gif
 
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I used Heaven 3.0. OP did you use the same? This is with my clocks at 960/1250mhz. Same settings as yours.
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I was running stock clocks on that bench. I got 580 points and averaged 23fps maxed settings and 4x AA and tessilation on normal

i swapped processors today and my gigabyte board is doing that restart loop they were infamous for. not sure what the cause is. have to go to sleep right now.
    
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I was running stock clocks on that bench. I got 580 points and averaged 23fps maxed settings and 4x AA and tessilation on normal
i swapped processors today and my gigabyte board is doing that restart loop they were infamous for. not sure what the cause is. have to go to sleep right now.

Try re-seating the RAM. My old UD3P did that before it was mine (Friends PC) and I fixed its boot loop problem by cleaning the contacts on the ram with an eraser!
A friend did that to his P35 (or maybe the next one up?) board and it fixed his bootloop problems too. thumb.gif
 
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I got a q6600 for free and I'm wondering if it is better than my e8400. my dual core is at 4.2ghz. i don't know what stepping the quad is but i hope its a decent clocker. I play world of warcraft and I'm thinking about getting bf3 soon so i want the best performance i can get out of either of these processors

In World of Warcraft, my guess is E8400 @ 4.2GHz will perform as well as or better than a Q6600 @ 3.6GHz

E8400 vs Q6600
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/56?vs=53

World of Warcraft cpu benchmark
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/62

Edit:
Seems that Wow:Cataclysm uses 3 cpu cores. May be higher fps from E8400 to Q6600 but, of course, it depends on clock speed too.
Q6600 is older architecture than E8400 and Q6600 runs slower.
In Tom's test, he uses the same cpu and the same clock speed for all tests.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-directx-11-performance,2793-10.html
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I went from a Q6600 to an E8400 for my gaming rig and loved the experience. For gaming, the E8400 is flippin awesome. It still lives in my daughters PC which is watercooled and overclocked to 4.5ghz.
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Try re-seating the RAM. My old UD3P did that before it was mine (Friends PC) and I fixed its boot loop problem by cleaning the contacts on the ram with an eraser!
A friend did that to his P35 (or maybe the next one up?) board and it fixed his bootloop problems too. thumb.gif

i never took the RAM out or anything. i tried a bunch of small things like moving the RAM around and disconnecting all unnecessary parts. none of that worked. finally swapped my old proc back in and it boots right up... the q6600 is a 65m, chip, so if my board runs the 45nm Wolfdale then it should run the older proc. i may try a bios update and boot at all stock settings and see if it will run. i wouldnt get it to post or anything.

it runs fine with my e8400 though. if i cant get it to run then i guess i just cant use the free chip... not a big loss.
    
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