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  • 6% (2)
    E6850
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    Q6600
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post #1 of 28
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dual or quad which one will be the better choice out of those two? the mobo will support the FSB of 1333 and the memory has a 1066 FSB

core 2 duo E6850 3 Ghz and 1333 FSB

or

core 2 quad Q6600 2.4 Ghz and 1066 FSB
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post #2 of 28
Of course Q6600 its way better and almost same price as E6850
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Of course Q6600 its way better and almost same price as E6850
but why it is 2.4 ghz where the other is 3 ghz does the 4 cores offer that much more performance over the faster dual core
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post #4 of 28
Hi Endo,

Depends on how you're going to use your computer. But for my 2 cents - go with the Q6600, hopefully the Go version. Get a good motherboard to go with it as well... It will overclock well and performs very well in all situations. I have 2 Quads myself (B3 Stepping) and love them...

I hope this helped, :-)
post #5 of 28
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but why it is 2.4 ghz where the other is 3 ghz does the 4 cores offer that much more performance over the faster dual core
4 cores is way better 2.4 GHz x 4 = 9.6 GHz for dual-core 3.0 GHz x 2 = 6 GHz but if you are only doing an office system get E6580 for gaming get Q6600.
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post #6 of 28
if the quad is a go you will most likely be able to hit3.2 on air very easily. Think of it this way you will get higher clocks on the dual core but you cant add the extra cores. In the long run i think it would be a better choice for the q6600
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post #7 of 28
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4 cores is way better 2.4 GHz x 4 = 9.6 GHz for dual-core 3.0 GHz x 2 = 6 GHz but if you are only doing an office system get E6580 for gaming get Q6600.
does it really scale like that?
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post #8 of 28
Quote:
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but why it is 2.4 ghz where the other is 3 ghz does the 4 cores offer that much more performance over the faster dual core
With the Q6600 you can reach 3.0Ghz easily... at 9 x 333fsb... Get good memory, motherboard and heatsink... You'll never be un-satisfied with the results.

As for the speed. The 4 cores allows a lot of "stuff" to be going when in operation.

Take care, :-)
post #9 of 28
I had the same conundrum as you a couple of weeks ago, left AMD as well. Exact two cpus that I was looking at. For a little perspective, you can open whatever applications that you want to while folding, playing a game, whatever, and it still runs like clockwork. The Q6600 that is.
    
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does it really scale like that?
no
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