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hey all!

so I've tried to overclock my Q6600 to 3.44 to reach peak performance of my GTX295! sadly the experience was a failure! for some reason if I overclocked for an extra 100Mhz the system gets random freezes! yes I've tweaked the voltage and PLL and other stuff but no dice!

so all I need is a sandy bridge cpu that is equivalent to a Q9650 "assuming an overclocked Q6600 " I don't need the all mighty extreme performance CPU, I just need at least something that won't bottleneck my GTX295! saving some cash for future microarchitecture!............if possible

I have the budget of i5 2500k + UD4 + XMS3 but I've figured out that I don't need them, so I'd be appreciated if you help me to choose! unless if you have a convincing reason for buying the 2500k to tell me, then please do it!

waiting for your response!
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Whatever the lowest version, still outperforms what you've listed.
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I think that even the 2300 will be better than a Q6600. But you might as well get the 2500K if you want to be able to overclock at all.
    
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^that. fill out your system information in user cp and welcome to ocn
Edited by pcnoob1 - 1/18/11 at 6:53am
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So do you not plan to oc? I bet you said this when you got the q6600 and now need more power. I say get the 2500k because it will last longer at 4.5ghz.

Then next time you upgrade it can just be gpu and not your cpu again.
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hey all!

so I've tried to overclock my Q6600 to 3.44 to reach peak performance of my GTX295! sadly the experience was a failure! for some reason if I overclocked for an extra 100Mhz the system gets random freezes! yes I've tweaked the voltage and PLL and other stuff but no dice!

so all I need is a sandy bridge cpu that is equivalent to a Q9650 "assuming an overclocked Q6600 " I don't need the all mighty extreme performance CPU, I just need at least something that won't bottleneck my GTX295! saving some cash for future microarchitecture!............if possible

I have the budget of i5 2500k + UD4 + XMS3 but I've figured out that I don't need them, so I'd be appreciated if you help me to choose! unless if you have a convincing reason for buying the 2500k to tell me, then please do it!

waiting for your response!
There is nothing equivalent to Q6600 anymore. Maybe a dual-core mobile chip.. but even that is more powerful, most likely.

2500k chips overclock to 4.4Ghz just as a Q6600 would overclock to 3.0Ghz.
And at that, it would be more than three times as powerful.
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There is nothing equivalent to Q6600 anymore. Maybe a dual-core mobile chip.. but even that is more powerful, most likely.

2500k chips overclock to 4.4Ghz just as a Q6600 would overclock to 3.0Ghz.
And at that, it would be more than three times as powerful.
You're kidding right? While on the desktop variants, SB chips that come close, and may even beat it, are the i3 2100 CPUs. The i5 and i7 will absolutely anihilate the Q6600, no matter how overclocked it is.

But on the mobile market, there's no dual core that can beat the Q6600. Especially OCed.
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post #8 of 27
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REP + for everyone! thanks guys! on second thought I wouldn't mind some overclocking in the future just in case of facing bottleneck with the next GPU I buy!


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^that. fill out your system information in user cp and welcome to ocn
thanks, will do it soon as I get the components! I'm using a laptop right now!
Edited by Captain Razer - 1/18/11 at 8:12am
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You're kidding right? While on the desktop variants, SB chips that come close, and may even beat it, are the i3 2100 CPUs. The i5 and i7 will absolutely anihilate the Q6600, no matter how overclocked it is.

But on the mobile market, there's no dual core that can beat the Q6600. Especially OCed.
At stock? Even an i5-460M annihilates Q6600.

Overclocked, yeah, you'd probably need a ~2.0Ghz i7-xxx Quad.
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What kind of performance are you currently seeing? How poorly are the frames on your GTX 295?
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