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Its... fantastic..the speed, the prowess of execution!

Finally (though I still pinch myself), I own a quad core (Q6600), and MANN, coming from an X64 3500+, this thing is BEASTLY.
I switch windows to/from games that I would barely be able to run, with such EASE, it never takes more than a few seconds.

I'm so happy. Geez - this is the life you gents have been living all along!?!?!

Question though - I've a <will insert brand> 650w PSU, with 2 rails (12v).
Yet when I burn in + game,the PSU fails! (zzzing noise + the smell + the crash).

Are Quads that hungrY!? - I cant go past 3GHZ because of this - and even at 3GHZ, I dare not burn in +game....
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post #2 of 13
Congrats!

Edit: Sounds like your PSU is failing. What's the exact model?
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Congratz on quad.
650w psu is more than enough
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Good for you!

650w should be plenty powerfull...maybe a faulty psu?
    
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post #5 of 13
It all depends on the GPU you're using. Sounds to me like your PSU is on the way out. It's good to replace them every few years, especially if yours is almost seven years old!
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post #6 of 13
congratz! I loved my quad core. I agree with mymlan, best replace it every few years. I find it keeps things running smooth and if the old one was working fine, then a new budget build is on its way for a family member
post #7 of 13
I agree, a 650 watt is plenty, but it sounds like yours is on it's last legs! You should be looking for a new one quickly! Preferably one with a single 12 volt rail!

PSU's that are going out have been known to take other components with them!

Good luck!
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post #8 of 13
Stop using that PSU right away. A quality 650W unit would provide more than enough juice for that system but, as we all know, cheap manufacturers love to horrendously over-rate their PSUs. Please provide manufacturer and model number for your unit.

Also, yes, from old single-core to quad is a night-and-day difference. I remember when I upgrade from my Athlon64 3800+ to overclocked Q6600. What a change!
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post #9 of 13
congrats on the new Quad, I came from a slow dual core and noticed the increased speed plus you might need to get a new PSU.
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post #10 of 13
Congrats!

How much of a temp increase are you seeing with your new quad over your older processor?

I'm considering getting a q6600 to replace my e6750..
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