Originally Posted by baron5
I advise getting a newer quad instead, like the e8200, they will overclock to be faster then a q6600 overclocked since they are faster per clock. unless your picking those components up really cheap somewhere.
Do you mean q8200? It overclocks horrible.. I would rather have a q6600.
Also, can someone double check this. But I think this is correct.
Q8200= No VT (intel's name for instruction set to support hardware virtualization
Q6600 = has it.
Comparative Tests of Inexpensive Quad-Core Processors (page 10) - X-bit labs
Here is a good comparison to give you an idea. Of how the 2 compare.
If you can afford it though, I would try to go up to one of the higher end 45nm quads. Or if your buying brand new why not go AMD PHII?