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Works for me. You'll actually be able to play GTA IV, Crysis, and other newer games which fully utilize quad cores.
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post #12 of 52
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Works for me. You'll actually be able to play GTA IV, Crysis, and other newer games which fully utilize quad cores.
If you OC to 3.5 or higher you will be able to play all of the games Error10 mentioned. AT THE SAME TIME!!!
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post #13 of 52
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alrite btw maybe I can get Q9300 not sure tho, Q9300 stock = 2.5GHz.

Q9300 will worth the extra? I've never seen ppl who overclocked it to 3.5+.. and about Q6600 I did.

What do you think?
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If you OC to 3.5 or higher you will be able to play all of the games Error10 mentioned. AT THE SAME TIME!!!
I don't have enough hands for that!
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post #15 of 52
Check my sig.

With that said, I would overlook the Q6600 if you want a quad. The worst quad I would consider is a Q9550 E0. If you don't want to invest that kind of money, then go with an E8*00. Quads will not be the standard for quite some time.
post #16 of 52
Exactly, in my opinion buying a Q6600 is a step backwards....people talk about being futureproof but not only is the q6600 significantly slower clock for clock compared to the 45nm chips, but they get lower clocks on average and have no SSE4.1 support.
    
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post #17 of 52
I dont really see why quad's are so much better than dual's for gamers. My brother is a hardcore gamer and he claims that the only time all four cores are working is when hes folding.
And you can play all newer games on dual's too. I dont believe the difference is much bigger or noticeable either.
And higher OC numbers are very satisfying. My opinion is go dual. But im a simple person.
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What about the Q9300?
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post #19 of 52
The Q9300 is a good chip, but the low multiplier makes it difficult to OC, also it has half the cache of a Q9*50 chip.

That said, if you are able to get it above 3.3-3.5ghz it's preferable to a Q6600 in my opinion....but getting there can prove to be difficult even if your mobo is up to the task, you may just hit a FSB wall.

This happened to me on my Q9650 at 485FSB (4365mhz) I knew the chip could do more but it had a FSB wall. Truly annoying.
    
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post #20 of 52
If you've got an extra $100 laying around, by all means get the Q9550. Once you OC it will pwn any dual core in any game.
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