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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Not me personally ofc, but I know someone who's likely to still be using theirs until at least the beginning of 2012.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone still intending to keep their Q6600 into 2012??
    I have an i5 mobo here that I bought on a whim from ebay late in 2010 but so far.. I'm still on the Q6700. Mine is a very original QX6700 so while it's unlocked, it's a crap overcloked and likes not a lot more than 2.93 gig.. but for CoD W@W and Black Ops it's still top notch.

    So the other mobo sits awaiting.. and it's looking like life is hectic enough to live with the rock hard reliability of the 2.9gig 6700 cpu into next year.....

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Call of Duty isn't really a good advocate for upgrading a processor. While a quad core is probably a good thing for those games, even one as old as the QX6700 can take care of those games at a reasonably adequate frame rate.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone still intending to keep their Q6600 into 2012??
    It depends on Bulldozer's performance. I was originally planning on replacing my Q6600 with a Sandy bridge processor but the perfromance increase is not enough to be worth it. Either bulldozer will be at least 3 times faster and I'll bite or I'll wait for ivy bridge. Regardless I'm waiting for the 28nm Graphics cards later this year hopefully to replace my Radeon 4870. Looking for at least double its performance and substantially lower idle power consumption.
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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Well, sandy bridge CPUs are a little over double the speed of a Q6600. To some, that's definitely worth an upgrade, to others it's nowhere near enough. A question of user preference really.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    i say this every year.... but i will be upgrading later this year

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by badass View Post
    It depends on Bulldozer's performance. I was originally planning on replacing my Q6600 with a Sandy bridge processor but the perfromance increase is not enough to be worth it. Either bulldozer will be at least 3 times faster and I'll bite or I'll wait for ivy bridge. Regardless I'm waiting for the 28nm Graphics cards later this year hopefully to replace my Radeon 4870. Looking for at least double its performance and substantially lower idle power consumption.
    exact same position for me. Waiting on ivybridge/bulldozer AND the 28nm cards to upgrade from my Q6600 and 4870

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone still intending to keep their Q6600 into 2012??
    Yes. Still got life in the old girl yet.
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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    My main PC is already a core i7. But my server currently contains an original conroe core 2 duo (E6600). I'm hoping to upgrade it to an i5 some time this year, it will probably then become an overpowered NAS. It will eventually get re-married with one of my spare 6600GTs and become a working PC again. Plenty of utility in the core 2 range yet.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone still intending to keep their Q6600 into 2012??
    Mine is still going strong, will probably be using it until a bit of hardware in the PC gives up the ghost and forces an upgrade to newer tech. Q6600 still has plenty of grunt behind it for gaming, even at stock speeds.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyone still intending to keep their Q6600 into 2012??
    2012? 2013? Probably have to die, or my work PC be significantly faster before I consider upgrading... and I highly doubt my work PC will ever be faster... it's currently AMD dual core, and if upgraded it might go to i3...

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I plan on keeping mine until it needs to be replaced.

    So far, not really had any problems, still using the same parts as when I got the Q6600 as it is.

    Only currently planned upgrade is to replace the P35 motherboard with a P45 one, should help it last longer if I upgrade the graphics card from the current 8800GT.

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    Re: How long do you intend to keep your Q6600 until??

    I'm pretty happy with my Q6600, I think a graphics upgrade is in order before I even think about replacing such a reliable and powerful CPU

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