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Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 2.5GHz 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor 8 40.00%
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor 12 60.00%
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Old 06-03-09, 03:09 PM
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Please Explain price diff

Shopping for a new MB CPU, I've never done the Intel thing so I need some help.

I've narrowed my CPU choices between these two. Sorry not allowed to post links yet... Shopping on Newegg

Q8300 2.5 ghz or the Q6600 2.4ghz, trying to figure why the 2.4 is slightly more money then the 2.5 processor.

Which one would you buy? WHY?

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Old 06-03-09, 03:22 PM
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Shopping for a new MB CPU, I've never done the Intel thing so I need some help.

I've narrowed my CPU choices between these two. Sorry not allowed to post links yet... Shopping on Newegg

Q8300 2.5 ghz or the Q6600 2.4ghz, trying to figure why the 2.4 is slightly more money then the 2.5 processor.

Which one would you buy? WHY?
One has 4 cores, one has 2...
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Old 06-03-09, 03:27 PM
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One has 4 cores, one has 2...
Err... no?
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Old 06-03-09, 03:28 PM
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Err... no?
oh my bad. Id go for the 2.5 unless you plan on doing serious overclocking, since it is 45nm...
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Old 06-03-09, 03:48 PM
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the q8300 only has a 7.5 multiplier, the q6600 has a 9 multi.

Keep this in mind depending on if you plan on clocking it.

the newer low end quads dont really like fsb either, so dont expect much above 3ghz on the q8300

where as the q6600 should see 3.6 with decent cooling.
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Old 06-03-09, 04:01 PM
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Go for the Q6600 With G0 stepping
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Old 06-03-09, 04:03 PM
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Overclocking yes, but seriouse overclocking. Will be using a Zalmen orb CPU cooler or what ever its called. That should get me some very good OC. Not looking to surprise everyone, just squeeze out everything I can while being 110% stable. As long as CPU last 3 years I'm good.
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Go for the Q6600 With G0 stepping
Unfortunately, you'll find that most people consider recent G0's to be crap clockers
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Unfortunately, you'll find that most people consider recent G0's to be crap clockers
I thought it was the other way around.
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Old 06-03-09, 04:36 PM
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Imo, go on ebay find an older q6600 G0, you'll see 4ghz with it. The newer Q6600 G0 chips aren't half as good and have a higher stock VID.

Also, have a long think about the E8400 vs q6600. A normal pc user should go dual core, the E8400 E0 stepping can do 4-4.6ghz 24/7 !!!
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