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Sell Q6600 and buy E8400?

post #1 of 27
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Hi,I really have a nice Q6600 which can run 3.8ghz @ 1.36v core totally stably.Its just that I was wondering is it worth selling this and getting the E8400?
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post #2 of 27
NO.

But if you are selling I call dibs on your Q6600.
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post #3 of 27
May be too much of a hassle. You won't get a benefit from a quad core in games anytime soon IMO but unless you want to hit the magic 4.0 GHz or want something new to overclock its not worth it.
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post #4 of 27
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ive seen this cpus hit nearly 4.5ghz stably on prime95 and since i am getting a 9800 GX2 i think the cpu will be a bottleneck even at 3.8ghz.I have heard on the net that a 9800GX2 is very cpu bottlenecked so thats why im thinking of getting the e8400
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post #5 of 27
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May be too much of a hassle. You won't get a benefit from a quad core in games anytime soon IMO but unless you want to hit the magic 4.0 GHz or want something new to overclock its not worth it.
Just so we are clear, an E8400 is not a quad core, only dual core but it is 45nm.
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post #6 of 27
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ye i know, but quad cores are usueless in games really
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post #7 of 27
No not worth it. keep the QUAD..


New games coming out will be using 3 cores.

And basically a dual core at 3.8ghz cant even stand next to yours so WHY would u downgrade lol
post #8 of 27
Yeah, I'd stick with that Q6600. You'll see more long-term benefit from a slower quad-core than you would from a faster dual-core. You'd be bottlenecking yourself in the long run.
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post #9 of 27
don't tell me all you care about is benchmarks?????????????

In the long run Quads kill games, stick with it. I'll be more then happy to buy a E8400 for you and take your Q6600
post #10 of 27
Not worth it man. The GX2 will be bottlenecked regardless.

People dwell on bottlenecks too much. The only time you should care about a bottleneck is if the FPS in a game makes it un-playable.

You are going through the hassle for minimal FPS gains. Don't do it
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