Core 2 Duo E6600 Tags: CPUs Core Last response: August 19, 2009 11:08 PM in CPUs Share sepota August 19, 2009 4:02:21 PM Hi, I m running a Core 2 Duo E6600 on a Asus Motherboard, Here is my config: MB ASUS P5LD2 (no SLI) Intel core 2 duo e6600 2.4ghz (775 LGA socket) O/C 20% RAM = 2 x 2 gigs corsair xms 5-5-5-18 800 Mhz 2048Mb XMS2-6400 Power Supply = Corsair 750W - 60A Running Vista 64 Using a 22'' Samsung screen GPU MSI Radeon 4890 O/C at core clock = 930 Mhz and memory clock at 1132 Mhz, Should I consider changing the processor to help the graphic card performance? I would like to stick to my current motherboard, just change the CPU, thinking about: Intel Core2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHZ LGA775 or Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHZ LGA775 More about : core duo e6600 jsc a c 172 à CPUs August 19, 2009 4:33:56 PM If you are going to change the CPU to help feed your graphics system, you are probably better off going with a fast Core2 such as the E8400. The other thing you can do is get a better cooler so you can OC more. sepota August 19, 2009 4:48:42 PM So for gaming purpose, having a dual is better? it about the same price for a quad Q8400 2.66 and a Duo E8400 3.00, I would O/C both unit in any case. Related resources Pentium e2200 vs core 2 duo e6600 - Forum Gtx 560 ti + core 2 duo e6600 = ? - Forum Core 2 duo e6600 oc HELPPPP - Forum Core 2 Duo E6550 vs Pentium Dual Core E6600 LGA775 - Forum Core 2 duo e6600 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer xc0mmiex August 19, 2009 6:14:48 PM mehhh... i say stick with it... i ran my computer against people with quads or higher clocked duals... wasn't much difference really(gaming wise of course and excluding GTA4) jsc a c 172 à CPUs August 19, 2009 9:25:49 PM I suspect (but haven't yet tested) that any 2, 3, or 4 core CPU that you can push up to around 3.2 - 3.3 GHz. will be fast enough that the graphics card will be the limiting factor. But a fast C2D is simply easier to overclock. sepota August 19, 2009 10:30:41 PM Just O/C it to 3.5GHz, wow, it doubled my performance on Arma 2! I ll stick to my E6600 for a while daship a b à CPUs August 19, 2009 10:51:20 PM OC what you got. sepota August 19, 2009 11:08:15 PM Just did that, very impressive Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumSlight overclocking Core 2 Duo E6600 ForumCore 2 Duo E6600 to Core Q9650 OR ATI HD 4850 to ATI HD 6870 ForumJust how loud IS the stock fan for Core 2 Duo ? ( E6600 ) ForumE6600 Pentium Wolfdale vs E6600 Core 2 Duo Conroe ForumPentium 4 2 .88GHz v.s E6600 2 .4ghz Core 2 Duo ForumEvga Nforce SLI Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 how to overclock ForumCore 2 Duo E6600 2 .4 GHz Forumcore 2 duo e6600 temperature ForumUpgrading from Core 2 Duo E6600 to Q9550 ForumE6600 Core 2 Duo expected temps at Idle or load? ForumPlease help a newbie understand why Seasonic PSU wont turn on :( ForumCore 2 Duo E6600 Temperature too high ForumIntel Core 2 Duo E6750 or E6600? ForumE6600 Core 2 Duo expected temps at Idle or load? Forumorthos throws rounding errors Core 2 Duo E6600 More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !