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post #11 of 18
Unless you're doing some multitasking (folding, video editing/rendering, other stuffz), I'd recommend the E8400. It'll usually clock to 4Ghz or so, which will be great for your games.

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Ok, most people said the Q6600 so now should I be choosing one with a higher FSB of 1466 or one with 1033.
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Ok, most people said the Q6600 so now should I be choosing one with a higher FSB of 1466 or one with 1033.
Q6600 are all 1066 (267x9) at stock freq and multi
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post #14 of 18
quads also require more cooling if u overclock them
the 8400 is 45 nm which means it runs cooler
the q6600 is 65nm which runs a bit hotter

i would recommend good air cooling for the 8400
but water for the q66
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Q6600 are all 1066 (267x9) at stock freq and multi
That's odd cause on Overclockers.co.uk they have both 1333fsb and 1466fsb
post #16 of 18
Do you do Multi Tasking ? (pull alotta stuff.. get a V8).

Do you do only some gaming, and you want it fast? ( get a 4cyl )

quad - v8
dual - v4

pulls less but its faster.
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That's odd cause on Overclockers.co.uk they have both 1333fsb and 1466fsb
Thats a marketing gimmick..... I see what you talking about.... They are just "guaranteeing" it will OC to 3.0 and 3.30 In my experience your not going to have a problem getting to 3.0 - 3.2, to guarantee it will do 3.3 isnt worth much...

If they are willing to let you know the VID of the chip, 1.275 and lower is worth a little extra $ IMO....

101 for the normal
109 for the 1333
139 for the 1466

I paid 249$ US for mine so all that sounds good, Id go for the 1466 and hope they are opening boxes and checking the VID.. although Im not sure of the currency diff..

Ortherwise they are advertising "SLACR" which means its GO stepping See Details Here for the 101 version Im willing to bet it will do at least 3.20...
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Its according what you need to do. If you are a gamer, get the dual core; usually faster speeds and there is currently no game that have special features that require a quad core. If you plan on doing video encoding, etc. then the quad core would be the best suggestion.

If you do a bit of both, the Q6600 might be your best bet, or wait for the Q9550 to drop to around $320, it has a multiplier of 8.5, so it should be able to overclock faster than the Q9450. Its 45nm, it shouldn't get as hot as the 65nm Q6600.
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