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    Is the Q6600 G0 still the one?

    Hi all,

    As you will be able to see from my system spec on the left, I have an Abit IP35-Pro motherboard (which I'm rather fond of), and an E6600 Core2 plugged into it.

    I have it running comfortably at 3.0ghz, although have had it running stably at 3.3ghz on air cooling (using the AC Freezer 7).

    I'd like to upgrade the CPU - is it still worth going for the G0 Q6600?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Intel...d-Core-Socket-
    775-240-GHz-1066MHz-8MB-Cache-OEM

    £144 on Scan for the OEM, so still holding its price well. For a similar price, would one of the Yorkfield Quad's be a better investment (like the 8200 or 8300), or perhaps an E8500 Duo?

    Opinions/advice/insults/the usual appreciated.

    TIA.
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    Re: Is the Q6600 G0 still the one?

    Hi Mutley, there has been discussion about this recently see here

    Q6600 gives you a bit of future proofing
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    Re: Is the Q6600 G0 still the one?

    Thanks Zadock, dead useful!

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    Re: Is the Q6600 G0 still the one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    Hi Mutley, there has been discussion about this recently see here
    Recently...?


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    Re: Is the Q6600 G0 still the one?

    The newer Q6600 processors have a higher VID and are not as good overclockers as the older ones(I have one of the newer Q6600 processors).

    The only problem with the newer Q8*** quads are their lower multipliers meaning that you will need a higher FSB to overclock them with.


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