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Hey guys i have a c2d e6400 is it worth getting a e6600 is the performance better and by how much thanks.
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Hi.

IMHO, I would say no. I run my E6400 @ 3.52GHz 24/7 (when system is on - I turn it off when I leave the house).
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Hey guys i have a c2d e6400 is it worth getting a e6600 is the performance better and by how much thanks.
The only difference I see is that the E6600 got 4MB of L2 cache over the 2MB L2 cache on the E6400. The extra cache would be worthy for folders, but there wouldn't be much or any performance difference.

You should look into the Q6600. The price drop is near.
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Depends what you use the PC for mainly.

Check the various benchmarks using this chart http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.ht...=432&chart=191
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Please revise the Tytle so it says something more.
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If you are overclocking you probably won't see a difference. As above posters mentioned the only difference is the extra cache.

On the other hand, if you wait until the price drop in July, not overclocking AND have the money to throw around, go for it.

Personally, I would just save the money and upgrade my graphics card because you would see the most improvement with a new GPU.

EDIT: Oh I see you have a great GPU already... Well, in your situation I would wait until the July price drop and pick up a Quad core instead.

EDIT x 2: If the Quad core is more than you want to spend, just pick up 2 GB of RAM and a E6600 (dual not quad).
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