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What is the differnece between these two chips besides the Quad capabilities. Someone said that the E8400 is fast but easy to overclock but its voltages will be high with that problem making it get it super hot. Now on the Q6600 what can it OC to and will it be lower on the voltages making it cooler?.....
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There are countless "Q6600 vs e8400" threads out in overclock.net. If you really need an explanation, games don't utilize 4 cores right now, so the e8400 is the choice for gaming. If you multitask a lot, video editing, folding, etc, then the Q6600 is the better choice. The e8400 OC's a lot better. The e8400 is a 45nm chip, making it cooler at higher voltages. While the Q6600 is a 65nm chip, making it hotter at higher voltages. As long as you have the right cooling, mobo, and RAM, you can push the e8400 to 4ghz on air, and the Q6600 can go a little over 3ghz on air.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...u-choices.html
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-core-2-a.html
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...-vs-e8400.html
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...600-e8400.html
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For gaming atm most ppl say e8400 cause u can easily hit the 4ghz mark on air...
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for future though, the Q6600 will last a little bit longer due to 4 cores. you can expect ~3.4-3.6ghz on the q6600, and around 4-4.2 ghz on the e8400. depends on alot of things, like mobo and cooling, but those seem to be the averages i have seen....
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This machine I am building wont be a gaming system but I want it to be at least at 3.6Ghz. It will be running 2 Burners burning 2 different things at once and still be surfing the net and run smoothly. And I want it to run kind of cool. Can the E8400 do this. I have already ordered it. and could this cooler keep it under 40c


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The e8400 will run the coolest @ 3.6
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but can it it do all of the above. Run2 burners at once doing two different things at once and be able to surf the web at the same time while they burn and the computer run smoothly.
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but can it it do all of the above. Run2 burners at once doing two different things at once and be able to surf the web at the same time while they burn and the computer run smoothly.
Just about ANY dual core CPU will be able to do at least that. The e8400 will run circles around that, stop to take a break, then start running again, lol. Yes, the e8400 would be the choice I'd go with.
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Will it stay at a low temperatures (under 40c or even 35c) at 3.8 or higher
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go with the dual core
for my new rig i'll take the e8500. dual cores are better in gaming at the moment
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