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Old 05-16-08, 03:32 AM   #13
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Default Re: CPU upgrade advice needed

Originally Posted by Blacklash
I'd still buy my Q6600 if I had it to do over again. They do 3.0GHz on stock voltage with the stock cooler with zero problems. I do things other than game though, so quad is more viable for me. If you're getting a chip to keep a while go quad because more games will take advantage of it in the future. The E8400 will likely clock higher when we are talking max, and both will do 3.6GHz with little problems. I think a Q6600 @ 3.0-3.6GHz is plenty of support for any card on the market. On P35 mine will do 3.6GHz by boosting the vcore alone. I don't need to touch another voltage setting on the board.

I think you'd be happy with either and I feel the quad is a better long term choice.

Running OC data collection from users @ XS that includes the Q6600 G-0-

If you do deal with a lot of media apps you may want to look @ a Q9450. At the same clock in certain applications Yorkfield quads are 20 to almost 30% faster-


In games @ 1024x it is less than 1% to +7%-


Below is an example of what things will look like when more games use Quad like LP-
Q9450 is not an option. The nforce 680i chipset doesn't support the Q9xxx quads only the 8xxx dual cores.

By media applications you mean video decoding and such?? Only media apps I uses is winamp and vlc. Don't really need quadcore for anything like playing a video or a mp3.

I will probably only be keeping the cpu till ddr3 becomes affordable since that's when I will be getting a new mobo so I don't see this as a really long term cpu investment.
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Old 05-16-08, 08:55 AM   #14
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I definately do not regret going quad Most games I'm running right now utilize all 4 cores.

But that being said a good dual core will run anything you throw at it (game wise) right now and in teh forseeable future. So it is still a very viable option to get a higher clocking dual core and be very happy.

Or you can spend the bucks and get a quad that does 4Ghz easy.
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