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    AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    I have not got the upgrade bug luckily, but if I were to how do amd new quads stack up compared with my overclocked to 3.2ghz q6600?

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    gtfo, that's not a logical transition
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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    At stock the Phenom II 940 seems better than a Q6600 at stock for most games. However the question that needs to be asked is whether a Phenom II at 3.5ghz to 3.8ghz is faster than a Q6600 at 3.2ghz??

    Here are some possible answers:

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/16147/13

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/amd-ph...review-test/17

    Bascially your Q6600 is good enough for the time being. A 3 ghz to 3.5ghz Core2 Quad or a Phenom II at a similiar clockspeed will be good enough for most uses.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    if you can only get a q6600 to 3.2 you are doing it wrong

    if you are comparing a stock 940 to a Q6600 @ 3.2 you are dong it wrong
    if you are comparing a 940 @ around 3.8-4 to a q6600 @ 3.2 you are doing it wrong
    if you are comparing a q6600 stock to a 940 stock - why the eff would you make that kind of transition?
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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    If the performance is much better in programmes that you use often? I don't think the O.P. knows the answer to that question though, which is why I think he's asking it.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    if you can only get a q6600 to 3.2 you are doing it wrong

    if you are comparing a stock 940 to a Q6600 @ 3.2 you are dong it wrong
    if you are comparing a 940 @ around 3.8-4 to a q6600 @ 3.2 you are doing it wrong
    if you are comparing a q6600 stock to a 940 stock - why the eff would you make that kind of transition?
    Later examples of the Q6600 do not overclock as well. I should know as I have one and the VID is much higher then older examples. It can get to 3.2ghz but it runs hotter as a result compared to some examples people have. Also the overclock is dependent on the motherboard you have. I have a 975X. However at 3ghz my Q6600 is fast enough for me so I don't really care if it could even reach 4ghz easily!!

    Anyway I think that a Core i7 would be the only decent upgrade for a overclocked Q6600 but even then the Q6600 would be competitive in games.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    if you can only get a q6600 to 3.2 you are doing it wrong
    Mine will only go to 3.0GHz on a Maximus Formula.

    Agree with the rest though

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    if you can only get a q6600 to 3.2 you are doing it wrong

    if you are comparing a stock 940 to a Q6600 @ 3.2 you are dong it wrong
    if you are comparing a 940 @ around 3.8-4 to a q6600 @ 3.2 you are doing it wrong
    if you are comparing a q6600 stock to a 940 stock - why the eff would you make that kind of transition?
    Ha you did it wrong

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    i really didnt, also - why have you and stewart discarded your avatars, is it a guerilla movement?
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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    i really didnt, also - why have you and stewart discarded your avatars, is it a guerilla movement?
    I got rid of it it ages ago. I guess Stew did it because people copied his.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    well that is less than intriguing, just when i was thinking there was something quite cool about the minimalism of no av
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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post
    well that is less than intriguing, just when i was thinking there was something quite cool about the minimalism of no av
    I just got bored of mine and haven't bothered finding a new one.

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    Re: AMD Phenom II 940 Black Edition vs Q6600

    whats your mobo just get a Q9550/Q9650 They beat the 940 at higher clocks & means you wont need to change your mobo.

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