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Old 12-17-2008, 10:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Q6600 SLACR or Q8200.

BX80562Q6600 SLACR - GO - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, Kentsfield Core, S775, 2.40 GHz 1066MHz 8MB Cache, 9x Multiplier, Retail - Scan.co.uk

BX80580Q8200 - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200, Yorkfield Core, S775, 2.33 GHz, 1333MHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 7x, Retail - Scan.co.uk

I don't actually understand whats needed more, FSB or Clockspeed & Cache.

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Q6600 has better everything...go for it.

only reason Q8200 has a higher FSB is because it has a smaller multiplier
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Default Re: Q6600 SLACR or Q8200.

I would get a E8400 or E8500 over either of them.
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Default Re: Q6600 SLACR or Q8200.

The Q6600 is faster. But like Puddle Jumper said, your better off getting an E8400 or E8500.

Here are some charts:
Comparative Tests of Inexpensive Quad-Core Processors (page 7) - X-bit labs

You could easily overclock the E8500 to the E8600 speeds.
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q8200 is worse than a q6600..

I'd go with the Dualie route unless you are a multi-task crazed dude
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