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E6550 to Q6600, worth it?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Processors' started by welsh-andy, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. welsh-andy

    welsh-andy Active Member

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    been offered the Q for £20, but is it worth the upgrade from my E6550


    cheers in advance
     
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    Absolutely, that's a great processor for the price.

    Even if you are not going to upgrade your own computer with it, buy it anyway and sell it on for £50-£70.

    Be aware that the Q6600 may need a better heatsink than the E6550.
     
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    cool, cheers:smashin:
     
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    I have a Q6600. I got one when they came out and they were quite pricey, but looked at by many as one of the best Procs for overclocking for years. I overclocked mine dramatically (not that I am recomending this) and had it running very stable at well over 3ghz. I have since set back as I don't play games like Crysis anymore and it runs really fast for everything I need to do.

    Fabulous processor and in the years since it was released - we haven't seen the development of processors we saw in the years before, so it is more than capabale even in today's market.

    In terms of stability this is rock solid too. I tinker a lot with my system, but I have had BSOD and Freeze ups so rarely that I could probably count them on one hand.

    Go for it!

    What MOBO by the way?
     
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    Snap it off your friend quick, that's a bargain. You could easily sell your E6550 for £25 too. Just be sure it's on your motherboards support list, you may need to do a bios update before installing it though.
     
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    Unlikely you'll need a BIOS update as the 1333 FSB E6550 was launched after the 1066FSB Q6600. DO IT! As long as you can cool it :)
     
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    its a dell but does support it as checked:smashin:
     
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    On a totally unrelated note, welsh-andy do you have xbox live, if so i was playing with you on MW3 for most of last night :D
     
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    i have xbox but not mw3,lol
     

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