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Anyone still run a Q6600?

post #1 of 46
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I know its an old cpu. 65nm Yikes lol

But So far I have no problems with it. Its overclocked at 3.2 ghz and all my games mainly utilize my GPU so everything seems to run smoothly even with Crysis on Max settings.

I will eventually plan to change my CPU or by the time I get rid of it build a whole new Gaming Rig in say 2 years. I am looking foward to see amd Bulldozer and eventaully Sandy Bridge E (Enthusiast) 8 core socket 2011 CPU but My Q6600 seems to be fine for now.

Anyone else have a Q6600? How is it running for you? Do You Plan to upgrade eventually or still have life in it?
post #2 of 46
I've still got mine. Running it at 3.6 GHz on water. And I've had the ram for almost 4 years. Mine will have life in it until I can no longer max out games just by getting a new graphics card.
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post #3 of 46
Yeah why not. I still got Q6600. My 4-year old is using it though

post #4 of 46
I use it for my server.
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post #5 of 46
My father's got a QX6700 in his rig. The CPU is about five years old but hey, it gets the job done.
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post #6 of 46
I've still got mine and I'm not planning to upgrade it until I've finished university. I've had it for 3 years now and has been running @ 3.60GHz since it came out of the box.

It is such a legendary CPU.

Q6600 = Michael Jordan!
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post #7 of 46
Q6600 is still one massive powerhouse of a CPU.

Especially when properly overclocked.

Looking at things realistically, it will last quite a few more years down the road for gaming.
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post #8 of 46
still using both of mine
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post #9 of 46
I still got one but i plan on getting a 2600k for folding and other stuffs.
 
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post #10 of 46
Love my Q6600 and always will. I was getting the upgrade itch when Sandy Bridge was released, but I realized that I don't need it. My Q6600 is enough, at least until Ivy Bridge drops.

I try to get a minimum of 3 years out of my PC components.
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