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I can trade my current processor (Pentium D 820) for a Core 2 Duo e4500 for free but would it perform as well as the core 2 quad q6600 for applications that don't use 4 core like most games and applications and I do plan on overclocking the e4500. Would there be a big performance increase if I just got the q6600 instead?
    
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PD820 for an E4500? Good deal. If you don't do multi taskes, 11x E4500 is fine but the Q6600 does last for awhile if you don't plan to upgrade soon.
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If I get the E4500 I do plan on upgrading within the next year or so but I'm just looking for something better now.
    
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I'd get the Q6600 if you can afford it. You won't regret it. Just look at everyones sig. I bet at least 1/3 have quads or close to it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by x2s3w4 View Post
I'd get the Q6600 if you can afford it. You won't regret it. Just look at everyones sig. I bet at least 1/3 have quads or close to it.
I agree, if you can afford it. Do it.
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I'm extremely happy with my c2q 6600. I bought it mainly because its going to last for a while.
    
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I think I'm going to take the free trade offer and get a quad core next year since the prices should be lower and I don't need it immediately anyway.
    
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I think I'm going to take the free trade offer and get a quad core next year since the prices should be lower and I don't need it immediately anyway.
You're insane.


Do the trade
post #9 of 18
I currently have the E4500 and it is a solid chip that overclocks fairly well if you get a good revision(i don't). I still have had it up to 3.24Ghz fine. My brother has an almost identical pc with quad, but older gfx card, and his beats my 3dmark06 processor score by about 2k. It's definitely a difference, but if you cant afford it, the e4500 is great.
post #10 of 18
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I'm going with the E4500 deal because its free and a step of from my Pentium D 820. I also think my 820 is bottlenecking my graphics card.
Edited by skatingrocker17 - 7/3/08 at 7:13pm
    
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