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Put in order best to least: Q6600 vs Q8300 vs Q9400

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whats the best CPU out of the three??

Put in order best to least: Q6600b3 vs Q8300 vs Q9400

1. overclockability
2. stability
3. durability

thanks
post #2 of 8
I'll get the Q9400, it's the best one out of those three and it's pretty cheap. I am sure you can OC pretty high. Plus it has more cache.
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I don't really like the Q8xxx series.
Q9400 > Q6600 > Q8300
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^ this
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Q9400>q6600>q8300
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post #6 of 8
Why are you looking into b3 Q6600's? Shouldn't be too hard to track down a G0.

Seems like, generally, they will all clock around the same speeds. Maybe not that b3 though. You can probably expect 3.6Ghz out of all of them with a good Mobo. If you get lucky, maybe more. I'd probably take the Q9400 out of that lineup.
    
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post #7 of 8
Q9400 FTW. It does 3.6GHz easy on air. And it runs cool at a low V-core at that speed. If mobo handles 450FSB. Most P45's do that.

Q6600 is slower clock for clock when compared to Q9400, and it is very hard to get those Q6600's to 3.6GHz on air. B3 is impossible. G0's, some of them do it on high-end air. They run hot.
    
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hey some good advice here.....how does the 6 MB cache work for the 4 cores in q9400
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