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Go from Q6600 to AMD Phenom ii x6 1055t?

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So I currently have a Q6600 with an Asus P5W DH Deluxe mobo and 8gb of DDR2 and I was given an AMD Phenom ii x6 1055t and an Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 from a friend.

I use my HTPC to stream HD movies from my server, play Netflix, or stream tv shows from websites.
I dont do any hard core gaming, just mainly some kiddie games for my kids. They play the LEGO PC games.

Will I notice a big difference if I made the switch? Id have to invest in some ddr3 but that would be about all I needed since im going to ru-use my current parts/case
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So I currently have a Q6600 with an Asus P5W DH Deluxe mobo and 8gb of DDR2 and I was given an AMD Phenom ii x6 1055t and an Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 from a friend.

I use my HTPC to stream HD movies from my server, play Netflix, or stream tv shows from websites.
I dont do any hard core gaming, just mainly some kiddie games for my kids. They play the LEGO PC games.

Will I notice a big difference if I made the switch? Id have to invest in some ddr3 but that would be about all I needed since im going to ru-use my current parts/case

The X6 is a more powerful CPU but the difference isn't really one that I'd say you'd notice in the 'real world'.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/894/AMD_Phenom_II_X6_1055T_(95W)_vs_Intel_Core_2_Quad_Q6600.html

But hey, DDR3 is cheap so you may as well use it since its newer tech and is some extra horsepower. The power consumption is also better.

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that's a good am3 motherboard. takes my thuban to 4.5 GHz for benching. you just need 4GHz to handle a gpu like a 7970.
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Ok. Ill look for some ddr3. Ill add 8gb for now. And ill put the q6600 in my kids htpc in their room since theirs has a e6600. Now what to do with the 775 mobo and the e6600
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You will probably see more benefit in the future as more and more programs inevitably become optimized to take advantage of more than four cores.
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