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im not a gamer. i mainly use the pc to burn and convert movies and i also do some video editing. i like to save power cause i dont like getting huge bills even though i leave my computer running 24/7 =)

i dont like lagging when using nero and converting movies the same time and i dont like it when it takes a while just to reboot my computer. currently using windows vista.

so which cpu will be better for me? a E6850 @ 4.0Ghz or Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz? with the E6850@4.0GHz, im just estimating that i can reach that number, since i can do a 1Ghz o/c on my E6300 so i should be able to do a 1Ghz o/c on the E6850 as well.

is the E6750 @ 3.6Ghz another good option for me?

all comments appreciated!
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since you want to do more at one time and more programs like that are taking advantage of more cores i would say the q6600.
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get the quad and leave C1E enabled.
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thanks for the answers but seriously is Q6600@3.0Ghz better than the E6850@4.0Ghz for my type of usage?
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thanks for the answers but seriously is Q6600@3.0Ghz better than the E6850@4.0Ghz for my type of usage?
Quad
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Just OC your Q6600 to 4Ghz and then you wont have to worry about it. Seriously though, if you main concern is multitasking, the Quad should be a better fit. The P5B-Deluxe you have is also a good quad overclocker.
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thanks for the answers but seriously is Q6600@3.0Ghz better than the E6850@4.0Ghz for my type of usage?
your apps are probably multithreaded. and you're doing multiple things at the same time.
whats more? 4x3 or 4x2?
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so which cpu will be better for me? a E6850 @ 4.0Ghz or Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz? with the E6850@4.0GHz, im just estimating that i can reach that number, since i can do a 1Ghz o/c on my E6300 so i should be able to do a 1Ghz o/c on the E6850 as well.

I would get the quad and OC it as far as cooling, and how hard you're willing to push, will allow. Also, don't assume you're going to get a 1ghz OC on that chip, remember these are all essentially the same cores. Intel may mark certain ones (bin) as better, and stock clock them higher, but that just means you're already closer to the core2's average maximum.

Lemme put it this way, I have an e4300, 6400, and 6600. My approximate results, when I'm not pushing them super hard are:
e6600- runs about 3.46 24/7 ---1.06ghz OC
e6400- runs 3.5ghz 24/7 ---1.37ghz OC
e4300- runs 3.29ghz 247 ---1.5ghz OC

This is because I'm on air cooling. Granted every chip is different, results will vary some for others on air, but you see the trend here? How huge the OC is, mostly depends on what the chips stock speed is. Most core2 duo's will get around 3.4-3.6ghz on air. The 4300 only gets a 1.5ghz OC because it comes in stock at 1.8ghz. You may get a bit higher than 3.6, but I doubt you'll get 4 stable without being too hot, unless you get some good water cooling or better. Doesn't matter if you have a 6600, 6750, 6850 etc, most likely they will all max out at similar levels, sometimes even the lower model will OC higher. The quad you won't be able to OC as far as a duo, due to heat unless you go phase or something, but I'd still get that. Especially if you do video encoding, multitasking etc, it would be better and more futureproof. It will use more power though .
    
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SInce you do video editing.

Thats what the QUAD OWNS at
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