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q6600 vs e8400
« on: July 25, 2008, 03:09:24 PM »
what one would be better? i will have like a game wmp a internet browser and a antivirus scan running all at once i may render some things MABYE photoshop things mabye file conversion things dvd ripping cd ripping multimedia type things not that much of  that though so do you think a e8400 will be reallygood for that? or will a q6600 be better?

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 06:25:49 PM »
anyone? this is such a hard desicion!!!! i dont know the dual will do better in games and stuff and can go higher then the q6600 but i dont know!

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 07:09:02 PM »
i guess ill get the q6600

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 03:44:18 AM »
Get the quad definitely, trust me on this.
I had to take the decision between dual and quad, and I really wish I had spent the extra few pounds for a quad core.

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 10:23:02 AM »
but im debating about the q6600 or the q9300 now the q9300 has less overclocking (not that i need to oc it that high) like 3 or 3.2ish range but the q9300 aslo has sse4 and 45nm and is nore power effecient  the q6600 doesnt have that so i dont know its like $80 more i think

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2008, 10:36:59 AM »
Actually I'm seeing the Q9300 clocking very well indeed . . . you didn't mention overclocking so I didn't take it into account.
The E8400 by the way can surpass 4GHz easily enough.

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Re: q6600 vs e8400
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2008, 10:39:06 AM »
but i dont think im considering that one any more just the q6600 or q9300 do think its worth the extra $80 US for the q9300??

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    « Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 02:05:54 PM »
    no get the 6600

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    Re: q6600 vs e8400
    « Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 02:18:13 PM »
    Well, I'd say get the Q9300 . . . it'll run cooler for one thing, and also a fair bit faster even though the clock speed is only slightly faster than the Q6600.  My opinion is that if you're on a tight budget you won't regret not getting it, but if you have the cash why not spend a little extra.

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      Re: q6600 vs e8400
      « Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 09:51:10 AM »
      Well, I'd say get the Q9300 . . . it'll run cooler for one thing, and also a fair bit faster even though the clock speed is only slightly faster than the Q6600.  My opinion is that if you're on a tight budget you won't regret not getting it, but if you have the cash why not spend a little extra.

      You're not one to dissapoint me, Calum.  ;)

      Overclocking is crucial, thus the Q9300 fails. The Q6600, Q6700 and Q9450 if you have an X38 or better board are the current correct choices.
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      Re: q6600 vs e8400
      « Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 11:00:20 AM »
      i dont think i have any more money for anything other then the q6600 :-[

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      Re: q6600 vs e8400
      « Reply #11 on: August 03, 2008, 12:41:14 PM »
      With a Quad -Core  why is overclocking crucial ? ?
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