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x3210 or q6600

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is there any difference between these two cpus. i am thinking about a new setup. i've already decided on the DFI dark. and i wanna go quad so no suggestions on MBs please. but which cpu should i get
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x3210 is 8x and stock speed is 2.13G. Q6600 is 9x and stock speed is 2.4G. Both have G0 and B3 stepping but G0 X3210 has higher thermal limit-85c vs. 72c in Q6600 G0. Can't go wrong either one but I would go for Q6600.
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thanks lins. i will def look at the q6600 then rep +
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Great advice lins. The Q6600 will offer more overclocking ability due to its higher multiplier if your RAM hits a wall early.

While the X3210 offers more room for temps, I haven't seen many X3210 chips overclock as well as the Q6600.
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Well, since the DFI has been known to be capable of 500+ FSB, the more important decision is your RAM. With my E8400, the only things holding me back is that my RAM won't boot past 425 FSB. Even with the x3210, if you can hit 500 FSB, you can get 4 GHz (hypothetically). I would say, whichever one you can get cheaper with the G0 stepping, you should go for. I don't think the CPU Mult will hold you back at all, as the Mobo will hit high enough FSB for either chip. It's more a matter of which chip, and which stepping, will hit a higher consistent clock speed, and having RAM capable of DDR2 1000+. Of course, the higher Thermal Tolerance of the Xenon would be pretty nice, too.
    
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