Quad-Core Vs Dual Core

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August 21, 2009 at 07:36:28
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.611 GHz / 3071 MB
is it worth it? honestly, a q6700 vs something like an
e8400 which is apparently better of OC'ing too.

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#1
August 21, 2009 at 12:24:37
You would need to run a performance log to see how your use would fair.

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#2
August 21, 2009 at 12:35:09
"is it worth it?"

You mean money? They're both available for about 200 bucks.

What's the deal with a question like this...you own a E8400 and want us to pat you on the back?

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#3
August 21, 2009 at 13:24:17
Depends what your priorities are, the e8400 is faster while the q6700 can run more programs at the same time probably more suitable for those that do a lot of video and photo edditing or 3d work.
I don't know much about games, but I believe that there are not many around that can utilise the quad core to the full, but that can change later.

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#4
August 21, 2009 at 23:06:57
i dont own an e8400? might get a q6700 set up, just looking for
the best route to go

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#5
August 21, 2009 at 23:11:49
Why not go with a Core 2 Quad Q9400? It's a better overclocker then the Core 2 Quad Q6700.

$184.99 + Free shipping

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=Q9...

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#6
August 22, 2009 at 00:21:54
ill take a look thanks, and my s key breks on my laptop so
excuse spelling ,nd with decent air cooling what overclock do
you think is possible?

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#7
August 22, 2009 at 04:01:17
Amazingdan are you in the UK?

if so wait for the lynnfield to appear there will be a price drop across the intel range by Nov, or xmas at the latest

Traders are reducing stock of top end intel processors, ok there holding their price for now as the price of a q6600 hasnt budged for well over 8 months, its due to fade away or drop in price.

i see cheaper x58 mobos on the horizon.
gigabyte has started the ball rolling with the GA-EX58-UD3R a substantial under cut of its own flag ship mobos. Look at ..i5 or i7 -way to go if buying new.

youve left it too late and shouldve bought months ago & had the enjoyment. intels given sooo many choices...
Put your feet up & wait for COD5 then see what people are scoring reviews on then buy.

(I agree with amnor resp3 gta4multi core optimized)
btw saw his last week

http://madoka.3bsystems.co.uk/produ...

lol, realistically tho..

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showp...


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#8
August 23, 2009 at 05:16:30
yes im uk and ill wait it out for the price drops, thanks (y)

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#9
August 23, 2009 at 05:17:57
and im building my own so theyre of not much use.

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