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Day 1: Overclock the Q6600 to E6850 speeds. Mission accomplished. Hell to the yes.

weeks later: What's that? Multi-threaded games? More applications are using quad-cores? Games are utilizing L2 cache more now? Get these games and applications now!

Now it is time to laugh at everyone who bought that E6850.
ROFL! Couldnt agree more!
post #52 of 57
I totally recommend the E6420. At first it was my holdover till a Q6600, but I don't know if I need it. Even at stock, nothing pushed this CPU to it's limits except benchmarking.
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post #53 of 57
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you could OC the 6850 to something like 4Ghz on air, and burn the Quad sitting at a measily 3Ghz.
umm...no.

Those cpu's are of the same 'fam'...Your 6850 @ 4ghz, would still be a 'slower' cpu, than the Q6600 @ stock. FSB increases for C2D's and Q4's do not give incredible gains in performance...rather, the increases are very small. My CPU @ 4ghz, was still behind in MIPS/MFLOPS when compared to a stock Q6600.

Not to mention the Q6600 can do 3.2ghz+ without effort. There is NO C2D available to match that level of performance...period.
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I thought core2 hit some kind of overclock wall around 3.6ghz unless extreme methods were used. A FSB incease wouldn't really change that much, would it?
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3.9ghz verified in the sig, pal. Running 3.8ghz ATM.
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Q6600 or E6850 That Is The Question...

4 Cores Just Seems Tooo Sexy To Pass.
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quad core SMP FTW! but I wish i held out longer on buying mine...
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