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ok, i hear the q6600 is dropping in price, and i like the G0 stepping ive heard about. my question is i bought a p5b-plus and e6600 a month ago , details at the bottom.

the box for the asus board says its quad core ready, so, would i need anything else other than the chip? is my ram good enough as is? its 800 mghz ocz special ops.

if all i needed to get would be a chip, im definately going to look for a q6600 G0 step quad core..... then order my phase system. ;-)
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You're all set for a quad core. (Personally though, I wouldn't upgrade to a Q6600 especially since you just bought your E6600, I'd wait for a Penryn)
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post #3 of 4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farin View Post
You're all set for a quad core. (Personally though, I wouldn't upgrade to a Q6600 especially since you just bought your E6600, I'd wait for a Penryn)
you know, im still on fence with this one, but i think your right....

thanks for your reply!
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2- WD 1000 gig sata II /750 gig external LG 16X lightscribe Windows 7 3 - 19" Dell LCD's/Matrox Triple head2go 
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Like he said don't upgrade a E6600 to a Q6600 is a waste of money.. wait for better processors to come out.
    
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