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if i buy a cheap dual core e2200 and over clock it to say 3ghs ,will it be as good as a quad core 6600.just for gaming.
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Originally Posted by bcham View Post
if i buy a cheap dual core e2200 and over clock it to say 3ghs ,will it be as good as a quad core 6600.just for gaming.
I dont know. Maybe. Its better to get the 6600

In games that support multi-core the Q6600 would stomp it.
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I think Cache memory plays a factor, correct me if im wrong.
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I want to say the 6600 will be better, but it depends on what you want to play on it. If the game is single or dual threaded (most of the games currently available), you won't notice much difference. If the game is coded for quad cores, the 6600 will be noticeably faster, but there aren't many games currently on the market with quad core optimization.

If you want future-proofing, go with the quad. If you play mostly older games, get the dual.
 
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it wont even come close. the cache plays a big role in games. you would be better off getting a E8200 or something like that.
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most games coming out within the next year are being programmed to support multicore processors so I would say the Q6600. they are getting cheap anyway. There is a deal in the deals section for a Q6600 for 189. you could have 4 cores at 3ghz. my bet is on the q6600 and a 64bit OS.
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post #7 of 9
E2200 is truly for the tight budget build or temp build until big upgrade. If you can spend more, you should get the Q6600 especially you want to keep it or awhile. With that says, E2200 is still pretty good for most games if you can OC it to 3Gish.
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my E2180 @ 3.3ghz runs cod4/crysis/wow/whatever great. When it comes to multitasking is where I find I can use a quad core. That is why Q9450 is coming, rather soon now . I'm doing what linskingdom is doing as it's my temporary processor.
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My vote goes for the Q6600 since you will have gains not only in gaming but various aspects of your computing needs (especially if this involves multitasking).
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