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E6600 to Q6700: worth it?

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I have an Asus P5N-32E SLI mobo. It supports Intel socket 775 CPUs:

Right now I have an Intel Core2Duo E6600. How much performance gain can I expect upgrading to a QuadCore Q6700? This is the best CPU I can get according to ASUS (they told me the Q9xxx will not work with this mobo).

I dont want to go crazy overclocking as I have a compact/silent system with basic cooling..
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post #2 of 17
You definitely will get an increase in speed, but that also has to do with what you use it for... What do you use it for ???
post #3 of 17
It's going to overclock better thanks to the 10x multi, and its got four cores...

I suppose.
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post #4 of 17
the 10x multi is a plus, but since you're not really overclocking, you would really benefit in multi-threaded apps...
post #5 of 17
if you are gaming then no but for video applications yes
    
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post #6 of 17
you have a point there... without overclocking your quad, you'd generally not get any difference in gaming.
post #7 of 17
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if you are gaming then no but for video applications yes
thats video encoding/editing type of stuff. not video watching
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post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by A Russian :D View Post
if you are gaming then no but for video applications yes
The Q6700 is clocked higher, so it will in all probability run games as good or better.
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post #9 of 17
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How about just general Windows Vista usage? Your average web pages, adobe photoshop, copying files.. multitasking word, adobe, outlook, bit-torrent

will the q6700 really outperform the lowly e6600?
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post #10 of 17
basically, I think it would because it's clocked @ 2.66 vs. the 2.4 of the E6600. if you want general usage, i'd seriously think about staying on the E6600...
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