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Originally Posted by molsonbubba;12309929 
Thanks a lot for your feedback.

Yep, I played with my E6600 last night. Got it upto 3.0 and 1333FSB via BIOS (at 25% of 50 allowed). In my understanding my mbo will allow me to go additional .6, so I could probably go to 3.6 highest. It was stable with Prime95at 3.00. May be you are right, no need to spend money now if E6600 will run stable in oc. Decisions, decisions...lol. Flight Simulator was not designed to run on multiple cores, it runs on one. And at the same time FPS in this game are highly dependant on cpu # crucnhing power rather than video card, so I understand from what the developers and community had indicated earlier. So going to quad today...for me I am not sure, but getting a faster dual core CPU may make sense.

Well, thats a tough choice then. I would still see if you can get a max OC out of that E6600 and see how happy you are then. Just really watch your temps when you push it far. From there, its completely up to you if its worth putting money into a more powerful dual core. If it will be used for something you spend alot of time with and you have teh cash, might as well. Im sure if your not in a hurry, you can find a decent deal on a used E8XXX.

Good luck OC'ing your E6600 in the mean time. smile.gif
    
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If you can get that to 3.5+ you'll be happy.

Otherwise AMD is the cheapest performance per dollar.
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