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Poll Results: Q6600 v E8400

Poll expired: Jun 6, 2008  
  • 68% (123)
    Q6600
  • 31% (57)
    E8400
180 Total Votes  
post #31 of 75
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Originally Posted by Chaos Prime View Post
well im not a heavy pc gamer.

My use for my PC:

playing emulators
occasionally playing games (into UT3 atm)
watching movies
rarely encoding movies
listening to music
surfing the net
downloading

Would a dual or quad be better?

I think a dual would be sufficient, but I still think the quad is a better choice if only for the fact they are so cheap.
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post #32 of 75
at 3.8ghz now and its a damn BLAZE!!!!
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post #33 of 75
i will probably go for Q6600, but at C2C which is better out of the two?, and a Q6600 at 3.6-4ghz will perform the same as E8400 at 3.6-4ghz?

can the Q6600 attain 3.6-4ghz on air? or is water the only way for 3.6GHZ +?

Thanks and soz for all the Q's
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post #34 of 75
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i personally go for the e8400 and OC it to 4.0 Ghz, i like seeing numbers, also the dual is good for gaming as for now, if you're not gonna OC that E8400 pass 3.6ghz, then get the Q6600 instead
I like numbers too!

How about 4 cores at 3.6ghz?


q6600 gets my vote.
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post #35 of 75
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Originally Posted by Chaos Prime View Post
i will probably go for Q6600, but C2C which is better, and a Q6600 at 3.6-4ghz will perform the same at 3.6-4ghz?

can the Q6600 attain 3.6-4ghz on air? or is water the only way for 3.6GHZ +?

Thanks and soz for all the Q's
3.6 on air is quite hopeful
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post #36 of 75
well C2D is better for gaming in most instances, until games come out which can utilize all cores very well, i think WC is the way to get to 3.6, i know of a few people who have it on 3.6 on air, but to go above that id say watercooling is the only way
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post #37 of 75
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well C2D is better for gaming in most instances, until games come out which can utilize all cores very well, i think WC is the way to get to 3.6, i know of a few people who have it on 3.6 on air, but to go above that id say watercooling is the only way
I can bench at about 3.55ghz but I cant run 24/7 on it. I run 24/7 for folding at 3.4ghz which under load is around 55-60c
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post #38 of 75
yeah,im running mine virtually 24/7 at 3.8 45nm is very good for temps, max temp on occt was 61C
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post #39 of 75
*sigh*

I think we need a few more of these "E8400 or Q6600?" threads.

OKAY KIDS, HERE IT IS:

Gaming only> E8400.
Gaming/multithreading> Q6600
Multi only> Q6600

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post #40 of 75
good point, C2D is built for gaming, both are very good CPUs in different ways, for multimedia and multithreading uses C2Q is the way to go
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