[Need advise] E 6300 on GA-P965 Rev3 - Switch to Q6600 G0

I want to up-grade my PC from the E-6300 wich is indeed a good overclocker to a Quad Q 6600 GO stepping.
My mobo is P965 Gigabyte and i wonder if the new stepping will work fine on my mobo, the old Q6600 is no problem. Is there any need to flash Bios ?

Thanks in advance
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  1. If i were u i wouldnt have done it
    i myself have E6600 and wanted to upgrade to a Q6600 but i didnt, i OC'd my E6600 instead and i am very happy with it :
    Core2Duo E6600@3.2
    ASUS P5KE- WIFI
    SEAGATE BARRACUDA 500GB 16MB
    OCZ VINDICATOR CPU COOLER
    OCZ 4GB REAPER DDR2 800 4-4-4-15
    OCZ 8800GTX @612/1080(=8800ULTRA)
    OCZ PROXSTREAM 1000WAT
    THERMALTAKE ARMOR CASE
    LG M228WA MONITOR
    XP 32 + SP3


    What are the other sepcs of yours ? maybe u can upgrade something which is worth the upgrade.
    So my advice is that keep the E6300 and OC it
  2. What are the other sepcs of yours ? maybe u can upgrade something which is worth the upgrade.
    So my advice is that keep the E6300 and OC it


    My spec:

    GA-965P-DS3 rev3
    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 Ghz
    2x 1GB PC6400 G.Skill CL 4
    Hitachi 250 GB HDD
    Antec Trio 430 W PSU
    8800GTS 320
    17" LCD panel

    I play games quite a lot, but i also make some vacation videos and mod games (X3 reunion) using 3DsMax.
    I was thinking buying a P35 mobo but i have a OEM Vista wich is "attached "to my mobo.

    A faster quad can be put inside but Q6600 is the best bang for the buck for that mobo, it overclocks well to. I don't want to replace all components beacuse my pc is 1 year old. I just need more juice for multitasking, alt-tabbing between applications ex. Firefox, 3dsMAx and Football Manager 2008 :D
  3. rudinho said:
    What are the other sepcs of yours ? maybe u can upgrade something which is worth the upgrade.
    So my advice is that keep the E6300 and OC it



    My spec:

    GA-965P-DS3 rev3
    C2D E6300 @ 2.8 Ghz
    2x 1GB PC6400 G.Skill CL 4
    Hitachi 250 GB HDD
    Antec Trio 430 W PSU
    8800GTS 320
    17" LCD panel

    I play games quite a lot, but i also make some vacation videos and mod games (X3 reunion) using 3DsMax.
    I was thinking buying a P35 mobo but i have a OEM Vista wich is "attached "to my mobo.

    A faster quad can be put inside but Q6600 is the best bang for the buck for that mobo, it overclocks well to. I don't want to replace all components beacuse my pc is 1 year old. I just need more juice for multitasking, alt-tabbing between applications ex. Firefox, 3dsMAx and Football Manager 2008 :D

    E6300@ 2.8 will suffice for gaming. u can replace your 8800GTS 320 with 8800GT/GTS 512

    to Mrs.Bytch: i think the rev 3.0 of this board supports 1333MHZ CPUs
  4. rudinho said:
    I want to up-grade my PC from the E-6300 wich is indeed a good overclocker to a Quad Q 6600 GO stepping.
    My mobo is P965 Gigabyte and i wonder if the new stepping will work fine on my mobo, the old Q6600 is no problem. Is there any need to flash Bios ?

    Thanks in advance


    I have an e6300 and what you have written is my planed upgrade route this year. You could get to 3ghz with a lower fsb than the e6300 so you would be saving your mobo some wear and tear. A bios flash might be a good idea, even more so if your bios version is say more than several months old. Might need to reinstall your OS after the upgrade aswell.
  5. I upgrade for e6320(2.8GHZ) to X3210(3.4GHZ), the difference is day and night, by the way I have same motherboard (3.3) no flash bios required(f12).
  6. Quote:
    That board will even run the new 45nm 1333fsb processors with the f13 bios.



    Are you sure???? i would like to hear opinion of ppl that have this chipset and run a 45 nm CPU.

    Anyway, E8200 is a nice CPU, low TDP, stock fast and really good OC.
    Q9300 is even better than q6600 performancewise, may OC better BUT it's way more expensive.

    I have a Freezer Pro 7 cooler, a Q6600 can easily hit 3.3 Ghz. I like to OC but i'm not a harcore fanboy of beating records.
  7. There's info on Gigabyte's web site that show's certain 45nm being supported. For rev 1.0, looks like dual core 45nm, but not quads.
  8. cd14 said:
    There's info on Gigabyte's web site that show's certain 45nm being supported. For rev 1.0, looks like dual core 45nm, but not quads.


    Thanks

    I can hava a Q6600 for 170 euro, E8400 184 euros and the new Q9300 costs 272 euro.

    It looks to me that i would be a fool not taking the Quad, E8400 has lower TDP but i seem it struggles going past 4 Ghz on air cooling - i have a Freezer 7 Pro. I know it can hit 4.4 with better cooler but.............
    a OC 3.3 Ghz Quad6600 would be a better choice IMO.
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