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and what about general computer use like copying songs, installin programs n such, quad is still faster??
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post #33 of 35
Quads would be faster, but the difference is almost negligible unless your an OCing 3Dmark point obsessive compulsive.
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post #34 of 35
they are both superfast chips ..... what the quad lacks in raw speed from the 8400 it makes it up by having an extra 2 cores... either will serve u well for gaming encoding, copying & alike

my only gripe is 45nm vs 65nm .... but that depends entirely on what type of person u are ....if u are very methodical & check sys temps & performance constantly go with the dual...if ur a bit like me who likes to chuck it in and forget about it ....& a bit slap dash then go for the quad....far more rugged

Edited by skunksmash - 5/20/08 at 2:40am
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seagate 160gb ide 160gb seagate sata dvdrom sata x64 W.7600 RTM 20" 1680x1050 & 23'' 2048x1 
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post #35 of 35
i read an article on here somewhere a few days ago that said the q9550 would drop over $200 in july. If thats true would that be a better option than the q6600 and the e8400 if i wanted to spend just a little extra?

also, what is the g0 stepping for the q6600 and q6700?
Edited by Aden Florian - 5/20/08 at 6:00pm
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