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for real? a sandy bridge i3 2100 dual core with Hyperthreading so four threads? not that i dont believe you. but Benchmarks? proof? btw got my i3 2100 running at 3.2 stable lol

Sandy Bridge's biggest advantage is that it has an integrated memory controller and not connected via an FSB. The FSB is the biggest drawback of the Q6600, if you leave it at stock 1066, its actually right on par with the i3-2100.

but the q6600 especially a low vid G0 is a monster of a chip.

Just look at this thread! http://www.overclock.net/t/1376341/how-many-of-you-have-actually-killed-a-q6600

I was just playing with one and on a P965 mobo took it to 3.0GHz with out blinking an eye, only reason I didnt keep it was because there was some killer deals on Z77 mobo and an i5 3570K, 16Gb Ripjaws for free, $40 bucks off the mobo, I couldnt say no.

I just sold my Q6600, but I definitely recommend it.

They are going for $60 on ebay shipped, and will probably just slap right into that 775 motherboard, weather or not your can overclock it well will depend on the mobo. Even the B3 stepping chips see 3.0GHz easily.
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i did have a Q6600 before GO stepping to and did 3Ghz so eadily on this board. good little board tbh. put the Q6600 in a build for my sis and her partner. actually got it for free. i found a CM centurion at the dump with an ASUS 8800GT and an ep-35or45 mobo. also a CM 550W psu. and of corse the Q6600 in someone dumped it but all was wrong was bad stick of RAM lol such a score. starting to regret giving it to her lol i revamped it new RAM 550Ti HDD etc
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for real? a sandy bridge i3 2100 dual core with Hyperthreading so four threads? not that i dont believe you. but Benchmarks? proof? btw got my i3 2100 running at 3.2 stable lol

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Sandy Bridge's biggest advantage is that it has an integrated memory controller and not connected via an FSB. The FSB is the biggest drawback of the Q6600, if you leave it at stock 1066, its actually right on par with the i3-2100.

but the q6600 especially a low vid G0 is a monster of a chip.

Just look at this thread! http://www.overclock.net/t/1376341/how-many-of-you-have-actually-killed-a-q6600

I was just playing with one and on a P965 mobo took it to 3.0GHz with out blinking an eye, only reason I didnt keep it was because there was some killer deals on Z77 mobo and an i5 3570K, 16Gb Ripjaws for free, $40 bucks off the mobo, I couldnt say no.

I just sold my Q6600, but I definitely recommend it.

They are going for $60 on ebay shipped, and will probably just slap right into that 775 motherboard, weather or not your can overclock it well will depend on the mobo. Even the B3 stepping chips see 3.0GHz easily.

This, the socket 775 quads are still decent in todays standards.. It's just that they need to be clocked higher to make up the difference in the lower i3 locked models. AFAIK a E8500 at 4+GHz will keep up (or close to) a low clocked second-gen i3. (2.9GHz..) that is still rather good for how old the chip is. The thing that is slow with them is the DDR2 memory and the FSB based speed.
 
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post #24 of 28
I know you've already sorted out the situation, but might be worth looking at one of the AMD APUs. They're to be offering a free copy of Simcity with some of the A8 and A10 ones, and apparently they perform quite well in the game.

http://hexus.net/tech/news/cpu/53821-amd-bundle-simcity-select-a8-a10-apus/

Might be a more cost effective upgrade to go for an APU rather than a CPU/GPU upgrade on an old platform.

Just a thought smile.gif
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This, the socket 775 quads are still decent in todays standards.. It's just that they need to be clocked higher to make up the difference in the lower i3 locked models. AFAIK a E8500 at 4+GHz will keep up (or close to) a low clocked second-gen i3. (2.9GHz..) that is still rather good for how old the chip is. The thing that is slow with them is the DDR2 memory and the FSB based speed.

ding ding ding!

i do have doubts that a Q6600 will "eat up" an i3. i went from a Q6600 (that i fried and got a E8500 for a few months) to an i3 2120 and overall the difference was better with the i3. the difference in encoding DVDs did favor the Q6600 but not by very much. its a bit silly to compare the 4 threads of the i3 to the four "real" threads of the C2Q but if you look at the faster cpu arch and RAM it certainly favors the 1155 platform over the 775.
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ding ding ding!

i do have doubts that a Q6600 will "eat up" an i3. i went from a Q6600 (that i fried and got a E8500 for a few months) to an i3 2120 and overall the difference was better with the i3. the difference in encoding DVDs did favor the Q6600 but not by very much. its a bit silly to compare the 4 threads of the i3 to the four "real" threads of the C2Q but if you look at the faster cpu arch and RAM it certainly favors the 1155 platform over the 775.

Pretty much, it's just a much better architecture in general. Still my point stands in the fact that a E8500 at say 4GHz can keep up with an i3 2100 at 3.1GHz. (From what I read?)
 
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post #27 of 28
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but for less money and effort, also power lol the i3 will win espescially in gaming. i actually loaded simcity onto the htpc and gave it a whirl, and at the lower res of 1366x768(tv is only 720p HD) it actually runs smooth with the e2200@stock(2.2) and a GT220, although shadows are off smile.gif

i am actually still tempted to get a nice core 2 quad but for a htpc i cant really justify it :/ ? espescially when saving for a GPU for my sig rig smile.gif
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but for less money and effort, also power lol the i3 will win espescially in gaming. i actually loaded simcity onto the htpc and gave it a whirl, and at the lower res of 1366x768(tv is only 720p HD) it actually runs smooth with the e2200@stock(2.2) and a GT220, although shadows are off smile.gif

i am actually still tempted to get a nice core 2 quad but for a htpc i cant really justify it :/ ? espescially when saving for a GPU for my sig rig smile.gif

GPU in the sig rig is needed before a Core 2 Quad is needed for streaming basic videos.. (One at a time I would assume)
 
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