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Should I Upgrade from E6700 to Q6600 or Q6700??

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Should I?? I have some money right now..I dunno whether possible to reach Q6700...Is it better to get Q6600 ??
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...dual-core.html

'nuff said
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but Q6600 is damn down in price now...almost same as E6700
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Wait for the Q6600 with GO stepping, less Volts will probably make for a great overclocker. (And also wait until the price drop on July 22).

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if you really want to improve your performance, sell your E6700 and buy an E6420. sound silly? not when you consider you can achieve the same CPU frequency you have right now with a higher FSB. bigger part numbers don't always mean better performance for overclockers.
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or shud i go for 2 more gigs ram , keeping the e6700?? I am thoroughly confused..
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post #7 of 22
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I'd have to disagree with just about everything that's written there. First, Supreme Commander does not take full advantage of all 4 cores and neither does any game on the market. A quad core cpu generates much more heat and will therefore not clock as high as an equivalent dual core. For gamers, a dual core clocked sky high is currently the best chip. Your statement about needing to upgrade when quad core becomes mainstream is sort of silly. By the time quad core is mainstream, all current cpus will be outdated and need to be replaced. Hardware is far ahead of software and its been that way for a long, long time. I've been waiting and waiting for the day that my single core couldn't run any of the current games that I play with high frame rates, but it STILL hasn't happened. With all of the above being said, explain to me again where the advantage is of buying a quad core today? I suggest buying a dual core and saving the rest until quad core is actually being used. By that time, the processor you'll purchase will lay waste to anything on the market.
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I've been waiting and waiting for the day that my single core couldn't run any of the current games that I play with high frame rates, but it STILL hasn't happened.
try DiRT
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I'd have to disagree with just about everything that's written there. First, Supreme Commander does not take full advantage of all 4 cores and neither does any game on the market. A quad core cpu generates much more heat and will therefore not clock as high as an equivalent dual core. For gamers, a dual core clocked sky high is currently the best chip. Your statement about needing to upgrade when quad core becomes mainstream is sort of silly. By the time quad core is mainstream, all current cpus will be outdated and need to be replaced. Hardware is far ahead of software and its been that way for a long, long time. I've been waiting and waiting for the day that my single core couldn't run any of the current games that I play with high frame rates, but it STILL hasn't happened. With all of the above being said, explain to me again where the advantage is of buying a quad core today? I suggest buying a dual core and saving the rest until quad core is actually being used. By that time, the processor you'll purchase will lay waste to anything on the market.
Sorry I believe Maximum P.C.

1. They said Supreme commander actually does use all 4 cores

Wait ill the new games come out such as Alan wakes New game

They use Quad-cores and will be realesed pretty soon



It has been show that slower DUAL-core ckips bottleneck the 8800gts.
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if you really want to improve your performance, sell your E6700 and buy an E6420. sound silly? not when you consider you can achieve the same CPU frequency you have right now with a higher FSB. bigger part numbers don't always mean better performance for overclockers.
I agree that the E6420 is a great processor, especially for the price. BTW, the E6420 has the same FSB (1066) as the e6700 and q6600, as well as the E6400 (but it has twice the L2 cache though as the 6400 for the same price).
    
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