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Thread: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    You got to 1.4 and it will be detremental. Higher than than the process speeds up.

    You will need that much to go 4ghz+

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    You got to 1.4 and it will be detremental. Higher than than the process speeds up.

    You will need that much to go 4ghz+
    I'll let you know I'm running mine at 1.4v. I only expect it to last a year and I can always rip the Q6600 out of the HTPC if I kill it. RealTemp reports idle at 31-33C and Orthos load at 47-48C. CoreTemp reports idle at 41-43C and Orthos load at 57-58C. Not sure which to believe.

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    Games such as UT3, World in Conflict and Lost planet take advantage of multiple cores more than clock speed.

    Games such as Crysis, HL2 ep2 and Quake 4 do better on a faster dual core.

    If it was a choice between those two, for use now, I'd go with the faster dual core still - by the time all games will need quad core I think the Q6600 will be a bit slow anyway.

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    If it was a choice between those two, for use now, I'd go with the faster dual core still - by the time all games will need quad core I think the Q6600 will be a bit slow anyway.
    That was my reasoning for going "backwards" from a quad to a dual. I want something that is faster for my current games. If the games I play suddenly took advantage of quad processing I would upgrade immediately.

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    That was my choice a couple of weeks ago when i made my new pc, i chose the Q6600, mainly because i didnt plan on upgrading for a good while!! Seems to love video editing and the occasional go on Crysis!

    So i would choose the Q6600!!

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    Re: E8400 or Q6600? - Which would you buy?

    If your upgrading fairly often (abour a year or so) then the dual core is the better choice but if it is for a long term buy then the quad core is the way to go.

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