Clockspeed on the 6600, 6700, and 6800 would affect pure CPU performance approximately linearly. Other factors are involved though like memory speed, graphics, etc. There would be no difference between a 4GHz 6600, 6700, or 6800 if they all used the 6600's 9x multiplier. If you start taking advantage of the 6700 and 6800's higher multipliers, the situation changes, but not drastically.
Basically it comes down to stability voltages and heat here.
The 6600 reaches 4 Ghz via FSB 444.x9
The 6700 reacher 4 Ghz via FSB 400 x 10
The 6800 reaches 4 Ghz via FSB 363 x11
While the 6800/6700 can also do 444x9 it is easier to have your FSB at 400 than 444. It ought to require less voltage increases run stabler and cooler.
Personally if I was absolutely determined to get a 4Ghz C2D I'd say the 6700 with 800 Mhz ram and water cooling with the ASUS P5W DH series. My 6400 is at 3.2 but I have no need/want for higher really.
kool, yeah going to be building my mom a new rig in april trying to decide if I want to give up my e6600 and upgrade if the prices do indeed drop. No complaints on my e6600 performs well oc well. If the performance diff is negligible at same clocks im not sure what im going to do lol I run my e6600 at 3.2 as well only put it up to 4ghz when im benching.
Um cpu charts don't show OC'd versions of chips.
Or at least very rarely.
Therefore his question is a valid one.
Depending on what she's offering in terms of money/wants.
You could/should keep your mobo+CPU and ram if your OC is stable now.
Then look into throwing her your GPU and upgrade that for yourself probably.
yeah thats exactly what I was thinking of doing. I have a extra mobo already was thinking of poppin my e6600 back into it and upgrading my own and yes i have made extensive use of the cpu/gfx card charts and the cpu one doesnt apply to my question. nice graphic though ;0)
LITTLE TIMMY: "Mom are you ok?"
MOTHER: "GODAMN NOOB DIS COMP LAGS HARD I TRY TO PWN W/ AWP BUT THE COMP LAGS WHN I AIM HOW CAN I PWN WITHA LIL 6600 YOU NUB I ALWAYS PWN CSS NOW I CANT B/C MY COMP NOT 1337 FUK I CANT ROXORS!!"
TIMMY: "Mommy, I'm sorry!"
<Mother brandishes knife, begins beating TIMMY with keyboard>
MOTHER: "YOU LITTLE NUB YUR HAXOR RAR!"
<TIMMY expires, and voids self on stage>
Well I love the info coming in but frankly, im a little concerned with certain parties preoccupation with my mother lol. Don’t worry, she always gets my hand me downs and never utilized the power that’s there... kind of makes me sad really lol.