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Old 01-29-2008, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default E8400 vs Q6600?

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor (note this processor is 45nm)
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

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q6600 oc'd to 3.6
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i can tell you whats going to happen but well

E8400 all the way (non overclocked)
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I would say the 8400...as most apps don't even begin to use all four cores and you get less power consumption.
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in terms of overlocking, e8400 can oc to 4.5ghz+

If your into 3d and design, go with the quad while gaming for gaming e8400.
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Depends upon your motherboard as well. 680i + 45nm =
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680i will handle 45nm duals, but not quads.
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i have decided on the 780i mobo
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Old 01-29-2008, 02:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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680i will handle 45nm duals, but not quads.
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*with a bios flash
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