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    Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Which is better?

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    I'd take the Q6600, it's an easy and safe overclocker. RAM won't restrict you and neither will cheaper motherboards.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I'd take the Q6600, it's an easy and safe overclocker. RAM won't restrict you and neither will cheaper motherboards.
    +1
    Depends on whether you are going to go cheaper with the motherboard though.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Q6600 FTW!
    good and easy overclocker

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    i have a q6600 and its a easy overclocker.. apparently the Q9300's are going to be very good/better what i've read..

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Lets say for sake of argument, one doesn't plan on overclocking - which is better at stock?

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    the Q9300 is better at stock..
    but i'd still rather go for the Q6600 and OC it..
    it's soooo easy that you wouldn't believe! you'll easily get 3GHz without upping the voltage at all on a Q6600

    the Q9300 is useless for OCing with it being a 333 x 7.5.. so it puts much more stress on the motherboard.. you'd need a 480FSB just to get it to 3.6GHz and only a 400FSB to get the same speed on a Q6600..



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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Stock, Q9300. I would still take a Q6600 though, as it's proven, and not horrendously priced because of rarity.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
    Stock, Q9300. I would still take a Q6600 though, as it's proven, and not horrendously priced because of rarity.
    so true!

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    the Q9300 is better at stock..
    Only by 200 points (if you believe the chart). I would rather keep the extra £60 in my pocket.

    Quote Originally Posted by -iceblade^ View Post
    Stock, Q9300. I would still take a Q6600 though, as it's proven, and not horrendously priced because of rarity.
    This benchmark is to be taken with a MASSIVE pinch of salt.
    These are all higher end CPU's so who would own one and not OC it??

    Also, there is no Q6600 OC on there. I hit 15371 just at 3.2ghz so the Q9300 doesnt look too special at all.



    Thats Phenom really is a pile of cack aswell isnt it
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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post

    Thats Phenom really is a pile of cack aswell isnt it
    it's actually not that bad on a clock for clock basis but the problem comes in that it doesn't overclock as well as e.g. the Q6600.
    On the other hand it will probably be cheaper & for the 99% of people that don't overclock would be a viable alternative.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by dynamoboy View Post
    Lets say for sake of argument, one doesn't plan on overclocking - which is better at stock?
    For video editing at stock the Q9300 is a no-brainer. For everything else the Q6600 until the Q9000s reach a sane price point.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Thats Phenom really is a pile of cack aswell isnt it
    hahaha ) amd is gayness.

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    why? because they produce cheaper CPUs than intel?

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

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    Re: Q6600 Vs. Q9300

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Only by 200 points (if you believe the chart). I would rather keep the extra £60 in my pocket.
    well there's no reason why it shouldn't be better. it has a 1333MHz FSB, 2.5GHz clock speed and higher L2 Cache, so all-round it's the better processor (on paper), but i'd still rather go for the Q6600! especially with the price cuts that are happening soon (if they haven't already)

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