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post #1 of 13
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Is this worth it? I've had my E6600 and haven't had a problem out of it, love it to death actually. I plan to build another computer with the left over parts for my dad. I'm just stuck at a cross road, Q6600 or Q9550... choices. I've read so many great things about the Q6600 which is why I'm leaning towards it more than the Q9550. Anyone have any opinions on the matter? This is for gaming/recreational use.
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E6600 to Q6600 = 100% not worth it. I made this 'upgrade' and it was worthless. I saw virtually zero gains...it's a waste of money. Spring for a better CPU or another part.
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For gaming and recreational use, a quad isn't necessary. If you want an upgrade, how about the E8400.
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Ouch, what exactly do you use your PC for if you don't mind my asking.
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post #5 of 13
FYI, a Q9550 > a Q6600.
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Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
Ouch, what exactly do you use your PC for if you don't mind my asking.
General computing, gaming and media. There just aren't many programs that make use of 4 cores, let alone 2. If you were building a PC from scratch I'd say get the Quad, otherwise it's not worth it.
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post #7 of 13
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Yeah, thats about what I do is normal day to day usage. Currently I've been playing a lot of Crysis (Beat it and loved the ending) and noticed a bottleneck with my dual core in 3DMark06 as well. Thanks for the info buddy, I'll take it into consideration
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post #8 of 13
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Yeah, the Q9550 - 12 MB L2 CACHE/45nm alone just sells me BUT the price is a bit heavy.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoolerMasterD View Post
Yeah, the Q9550 - 12 MB L2 CACHE/45nm alone just sells me BUT the price is a bit heavy.
But that 12mb of cache is shared 6mb for each of the 2 cores. Also to consider, though it is 45nm, you will have to cool 4 heat sources (4 cores) even though on a regular basis you will only use 1-2 cores
    
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post #10 of 13
I didnt see any significant gains. Get an E8400 if u wanna game. Q6600 wudve been gud as a start from scratch build, not an upgrade.
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