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E8400 chances are you'll hit 4.0GHz x 2 cores (8 GHz)
Q6600 chances are 3.6GHz x 4 cores (14.4GHz)

Now with more and more games/apps being multithreaded, ask yourself this: How long do you plan to keep your proc before upgrading again?

IMHO, the Q6600 is more future-proof. Even if you only end up using 2 cores most of the time, the difference of 400MHz is minimal to none, especially in gaming.
Sorry but I would -rep you if I could. You can't add MHz together period. By the time apps and games are highly multi-threaded the Q6600 will probably be outperformed by faster dual-cores. And in games the difference of 400MHz is bigger than 2 more cores. I would go for the E8400.
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E8400 chances are you'll hit 4.0GHz x 2 cores (8 GHz)
Q6600 chances are 3.6GHz x 4 cores (14.4GHz)

Now with more and more games/apps being multithreaded, ask yourself this: How long do you plan to keep your proc before upgrading again?

IMHO, the Q6600 is more future-proof. Even if you only end up using 2 cores most of the time, the difference of 400MHz is minimal to none, especially in gaming.
well i have time to think it till next month....
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Sorry but I would -rep you if I could. You can't add MHz together period. By the time apps and games are highly multi-threaded the Q6600 will probably be outperformed by faster dual-cores. And in games the difference of 400MHz is bigger than 2 more cores. I would go for the E8400.
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Sorry but I would -rep you if I could. You can't add MHz together period. By the time apps and games are multithreaded the Q6600 will probably be outperformed by faster dual-cores. And in games the difference of 400MHz is bigger than 2 more cores. I would go for the E8400.
are you serious? have you ever used an application that renders/compiles before? have you ever played an RTS that has to keep track of hundreds of units?

when i compile maps in hammer editor I see all 4 cores at 100% for a good 20 seconds. You think a dual core can compete with that?

i was adding up the MHz to drive a point home. When all cores are being used, THEY ALL ADD UP.

please, if there were -reps, u would be the first to 0.

how can you even post this bull**** when you don't even know what motherboard is in your system?
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well that is speed up system.

I am looking for cpu that maybe can help me while work up some picture with with large resolution or make my flash movie with hundred of layers on it without feel laggy or some like that.

And of course gaming, especially FPS gaming like crysis. I like using very high setting with res on 1280x1024 with my current LCD. but what will happend when i change my LCD to even bigger res like 22" LCD. does this E8400 or Q6600 help me?
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are you serious? have you ever used an application that renders/compiles before? have you ever played an RTS that has to keep track of hundreds of units?

when i compile maps in hammer editor I see all 4 cores at 100% for a good 20 seconds. You think a dual core can compete with that?

i was adding up the MHz to drive a point home. When all cores are being used, THEY ALL ADD UP.

please, if there were -reps, u would be the first to 0.

how can you even post this bull**** when you don't even know what motherboard is in your system?
I was talking about Apps in general. If he is doing some photoshop and gaming he won't need those 2 extra cores as much as the higher overclock. Games today aren't multi-threaded well and games like SUPCOM aren't coded well enough to take any real advantage of the 2 extra cores. They do not add up even if they are all being used(not how you added them up anyway). And its a laptop. It has some Gateway mobo that no one would care about...
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And of course gaming, especially FPS gaming like crysis. I like using very high setting with res on 1280x1024 with my current LCD. but what will happend when i change my LCD to even bigger res like 22" LCD. does this E8400 or Q6600 help me?
in resolution changes, the CPU will have an extremely minimal effect on performance. that is all GPU right there. More specifically, GPU VRAM (in terms of resolution changes). For example:

512MB video card and a 1024MB video card may produce the same FPS at 1280x1024, however the 1024MB might take the cake at 1900x1200 or higher.

now this does not apply to all cards. For example the 512MB and 1GB 8800gt's have been benchmarked and they produce close to the same results at any resolution. why? The same interface (256-bit) is the bottleneck of the RAM.

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Microsis, what res u use right now? and what MB is your 8800GTs?
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Microsis, what res u use right now? and what MB is your 8800GTs?
1680x1050 and its the 512MB 8800GT. it's actually a very good combination. runs all my games at max settings (besides crysis of course). and i have room to SLi if need be.
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I would go for the E8400 too. It fits your needs, runs cooler and is also cheaper than the Q6600. My E6750 is doing just fine for me. At times I would get the urge to upgrade to a quad but I wouldn't have any reason to justify the upgrade.
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