What cpu to upgrade from q6600 Tags: CPUs Gigabyte Socket Last response: July 16, 2009 5:03 PM in CPUs Share biscuit_247 July 16, 2009 7:05:52 AM i have a gigabyte ep45-ud3p I want to to know whats a step up from this cpu that is a 775 socket? More about : cpu upgrade q6600 505090 July 16, 2009 7:42:04 AM nothing it's to small a step to be worth the money. unless you got enough to build a new i7 rig laying around in which case do that jsc a c 172 à CPUs July 16, 2009 7:59:29 AM Q9550 or Q9650. But 505090 is correct. Especially if you are overclocking past, say, 3.2 GHz., The improvements just aren't worth it. I have a Q6600 and a Q9550, both OC'd to 3.6 GHz. Except for video work where the Q9550 has a small edge, I cannot tell the difference between the two without benchmarking. Save your money and get an i7 or wait for i5. Related resources GPU upgrade for playing Diablo 3 on PC with intel Q6600 cpu - Forum What to upgrade , Q6600 or AMD 5770? - Forum Upgrade from Q6600 to i5-3470 - Forum I5-3570K from q6600 or upgrade to GTX670? - Forum what 's the Lowest CPU voltage possible for Q6600 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer shubham1401 a b à CPUs July 16, 2009 8:08:47 AM Not even i7 upgrade will be worth money since you already have a quad core. But if you post the specs of ur rig then we can tell what to upgrade. outlw6669 a b à CPUs July 16, 2009 10:00:10 AM Your best upgrade would be a quality heat sink and a healthy overclock. While both the Q9550 and Q9650 are somewhat faster and more overclockable than your Q6600, the cost of either will put you within spitting distance from a new i7/i5 build. Pailin July 16, 2009 11:50:16 AM with a Q6600 @ 3.2 and a very strong GPU or SLi setup... going to an OC'd I7 might make your FPS go from something like 55fps to 75fps is there Really any point...? You would have to be a Serious encoder or something to not want to wait the extra few minutes or so for your encodes to complete lol I am sticking with my Q6600 @ up to 3.6GHz stable (run it at 3 for now) until my min fps value starts dipping too low. Until then it does Not matter What CPU come out. Simple. biscuit_247 July 16, 2009 5:03:55 PM well i have a 8800 gts 640 mb. Im trying to hold out for the next gen gpu's Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew CPU bundle to replace Q6600 ForumLooking to upgrade from Q6600 DDR2 ForumWill a Q6600 bottleneck a GTX 660 ti? What about OC'd? ForumOverclocking asus p5kpl-se and cpu q6600 ForumQ6600 or Upgrade ? ForumQ6600 OC & Upgrade ForumShould i upgrade my Q6600 for gaming purposes? ForumIs the Q6600 worth upgrading? ForumOverclocking an Intel Q6600 2.4ghz CPU ForumGtx 570 and cpu q6600 how big bottleneck ForumUpgrade time? Q6600 >> i5/i7 ForumPSU Help ForumCPUZ giving confusing results for Q6600... ForumE8400 vs. OC e2160 ForumWhat is More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !