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    Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    With Nehalem coming out next year needing a new motherboard etc.

    How long would a Q6600 be able to handle latest games as they come out provided I keep graphics card up to date.

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    Stock, a long time.

    Overclocked, a very long time.

    Games don't really show a huge improvement after 2.4GHz at the moment, on a dual or quad core. As long as the gfx card is good there is no reason why a Q6600 would struggle.

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    about this long

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    long time...as staffsmike said games hardly push beyond 2.4ghz on dual...gpu is more important and will probably be changed before you change the cpu

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    how long is a piece of string? i think a q6600 will last quite a while becuase games are now more graphics bound since you can now off load almost all gaming tasks (except networking) to a dedicated card i would see a estimated life span of a q6600 to be at least 2 years if not more. its your graphics card that is going to be replaced more
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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

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    i was going to say that

    so in answer: It depends how long you cut it.

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    it should last quite a long time (techno wise) as not many games are utilising quaddies fully right now... so things can only get better for quaddies.
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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    i reckon another 18 months or so. when nehalem becomes mainstream games will start to require it

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsimmy View Post
    i reckon another 18 months or so. when nehalem becomes mainstream games will start to require it
    I could believe that if games NOW required dual core.

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    ^^ you forgetting CPU bottle neck the VGA, look at the new 4870x2, they used it on top range quad core processor, and found it still bottled the VGA, so it shows CPUs going to be much more powerfull to fully use VGAs properly.

    i think q6600 will last a decent time maybe 2 years, though i would get e8400 for gaming though

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    How long would an E4*** or E2*** at 3ghz last for gaming though??

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    Re: Life span of a gaming Q6600 PC?

    Ages and ages. I wouldn't worry about longevity at all, particularly with the dirth of decent games.....

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