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    New CPU time or not !?

    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/463/12

    Poses the question - "is it worth getting rid of the good old E6600 yet" if some of the reviews are to be believed ?
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    What do you use your system for? Is the CPU your bottleneck at the moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    What do you use your system for? Is the CPU your bottleneck at the moment?
    Gaming mostly and i've started to dabble with overclocking and some of the things people have been saying about th E6*50 series had got me wondering if it might be worth an upgrade !! Read two reviews so far that say theres minimal difference so i think i'll stick with what i've got !!
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    if you sold your E6600 you would only have to pay about £50 for a Q6600 or E6850, I owuld say thats worth them money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    if you sold your E6600 you would only have to pay about £50 for a Q6600 or E6850, I owuld say thats worth them money!
    But i'm not using anything that quad is going to capitalise on at the moment and the reviews are saying theres not much difference and the E6600 o/c's really well ! I'm sticking with what i've got till the end of the year i think !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossous View Post
    But i'm not using anything that quad is going to capitalise on at the moment and the reviews are saying theres not much difference and the E6600 o/c's really well ! I'm sticking with what i've got till the end of the year i think !!
    ye your proberbly best doin that, after intial tests theres no real advantage of upgrading if you currently have a decent C2D

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    Would stick with the e6600 too for now, try to hold back for Penryn, maybe thats a bigger step up for you then and worth it.
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    I'm sticking with my E6600 for quite a while: o/c at 3.1 from 2.4 stock with an idle temp of 32c...not bad improvement!

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