Upgrade for a Q6600

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Zumoss
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I was looking to upgrade my Intel Q6600. What are my best options for socket 775 , it doesn't have to be quad-core either..

Thanks in advanced

CPU: Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
RAM: AData 3 gigs
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4670 @ 1 GB
HDD: WD 250 gigs
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

2Supra4U
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I suggest if you haven't overclocked that yo do so, espically if its a G0.

You should be able to hit 3.6 easy with it.

no point spending the money when you can just get the same or better performance by O/c'ing

I just built a q6600 rig in the summer for that reason

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I agree with supra. The Q6600 is a damn good processor and you should put the money for a later upgrade, maybe the i9 if you are interested but the Q6600 should last you 2 or 3 years, depending on how you play your games.

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Dj Neta
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The Q9660 is a great CPU, how about OCing and getting a really good cooler for it? the H50 would work great.

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Zumoss
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Well the thing is i know nothing about overclocking..

Razear
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The Q6600 is an amazing quad-core especially when overclocked. Upgrading it would be a complete waste of money for gaming. Put your money towards a RAM or GPU upgrade and maybe into more HDD space.

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As someone whose previous system was a Q6600 and upgraded to an i7, I can tell you with certainty that the upgrade was well worth it for gaming, assuming you have storage, graphics, and power supply that are able to take advantage of the added performance.

Load times, general responsiveness, and memory throughput have all been drastically improved. Framerate averages are higher almost across the board.

Personally speaking, anything less than a Core i7 upgrade is a waste of money. Why invest new money in a saturated technology? The 775 socket has reached its limit. Spend your hard-earned cash on something that hasn't reached the end of the its cycle.

OR, simply overclock the Q6600 as others have said. You will see a very nice performance boost once you reach 3.4-3.6 GHz.

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