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post #11 of 43
Hrmm... Since we're discussing Q6600's... do you all think I should upgrade to a Q6600 G0 from my e4300?

I'm not sure how much longer the e4300 is going to be very good for high end stuff.
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post #12 of 43
Ya the quad would be future proof.
post #13 of 43
Yesterday I was playing Company of Heroes Opposing Fronts that came with my motherboard @ 3.8ghz on a Q6600.
Seems fine.
post #14 of 43
I have been gaming on the Q6600 for a month now and love it. Crysis runs like a champ on it and COD4 is the same, I only overclocked it to 3.0Ghz even before I over clocked it I could run all my games just fine.
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post #15 of 43
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I would say go with q6600 cause with a proper cooling it OCs to 3.6 GHz with ease and you won't really need that much for games. Furthermore, games are slowly moving to support quads (it might be a few titles now, but we'll see more as the time goes) and in that case 2 more cores will give a huge advantage.
Not to start bashing but, people need to stop saying this because it's not a given that you can OC them to 3.6 with ease... My G0 takes 1.56 vcore in bios to hit 3.5ghz and it wont do 3.6 @ 1.6volts. And at that voltage even with decent water cooling it's still ready to melt down. It seems harder and harder to get one with a low VID.
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post #16 of 43
I got the E8400 to save money, and hopefully hit 4 GHZ. The Q6600 would be better a couple years from now, but I would just get the dual core now, and when you need a quad, they will be even cheaper.
    
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post #17 of 43
Quote:
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I would say go with q6600 cause with a proper cooling it OCs to 3.6 GHz with ease and you won't really need that much for games. Furthermore, games are slowly moving to support quads (it might be a few titles now, but we'll see more as the time goes) and in that case 2 more cores will give a huge advantage.
Not saying it can't be done with the board you have but we have the same board and it is a struggle to get to 3.2 on air with decent voltage. What settings and cooling do you use? Unless we are talking about a different type of build.
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post #18 of 43
is q6600 good for games? yes.......
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post #19 of 43
Get a quad dude,you can't go wrong with that and it's futureproof.
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post #20 of 43
Q6600 is king in all Applications, Lower powered games like Valve games and stuff, an E8400 is better with a good overclock but there have been many reports of the E8400 dying from OC's, IMO Q6600 > E8400 and this can easily be seen in games such as Supreme Commander and Crysis. I believe Future proofing is the only sensible way to go about computing as within the next year more and more games will have full Quad support and youll be glad you made the move
    
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