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i already have a q9400 that i managed to get to 3.6, but i saw a q6600 on craigslist for 100$. should i buy it? i mean would the q6600 do better than my q9400?

heres the actual add.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/sys/2271756091.html
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q6600 is slower I seen some resaults but what you using it for?
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purely gaming :/
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You're not going to get more than 3.6Ghz out of a Q6600 either, unless you are really lucky or have exotic cooling. At best, it seems like a linear move. The Q9400 is probably a slightly better chip.
    
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post #5 of 14
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You're not going to get more than 3.6Ghz out of a Q6600 either, unless you are really lucky or have exotic cooling. At best, it seems like a linear move. The Q9400 is probably a slightly better chip.
thats what i was thinking. it was fairly easy getting this chip to get to 3.6, it actually got to 4.0 but the temps very high with my budget cooler :/
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post #6 of 14
not worth it is almost the same chip? i like the q9400 better. look for a q9550
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Not worth it really. It is maybe 5% faster
 
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The Q9400 would be a decent upgrade if you have a motherboard that can hit very high FSB. The Q9400 has a low multiplier, so you need some pretty high FSB numbers to hit 3.6ghz (not worth upgrading if you can't hit the same clocks).

Find a Q9550 if you can, it's fairly easy to get to 3.8ghz.
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The Q9400 would be a decent upgrade if you have a motherboard that can hit very high FSB. The Q9400 has a low multiplier, so you need some pretty high FSB numbers to hit 3.6ghz (not worth upgrading if you can't hit the same clocks).

Find a Q9550 if you can, it's fairly easy to get to 3.8ghz.
I have a q9400. I was interested in the q6600 for the cache. My q9400 can hit 4.0 on my Mobo
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Quote:
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I have a q9400. I was interested in the q6600 for the cache. My q9400 can hit 4.0 on my Mobo
The Q6600 is slower VS Q9400 clock for clock, even if the Q9400 has lesser cache, due to the new core design of the Q9xxx series, it is faster.

Q9300@2.5GHz VS Q6600@2.4GHz

Even though the Q9300 has a 100MHz advantage, you'll get the picture.

Also, those Q6600 are much harder to clock, due to their heat output. 3.6GHz on air, even on a Q6600 G0 is very hard to accomplish.

Q9400 does 3.6GHz easy on air. So long as the motherboard can handle 450FSB
    
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