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February 6, 2010 6:43:45 PM

Pentium dual core E6600 now for sale everywhere. Does anyone have overclock results? Specifically, on air does it go past 4.5 GHz, 11.5 multi X 450 fsb?
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February 6, 2010 6:48:04 PM

For $99 at Newegg. For $10 less, $90 I'd rather get AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition Callisto 3.1GHz and unlock it to a quad core, plus AM3 mobo with DDR3 RAM.

But if (key operative word is "if") this E600 is stable at 4.5 GHz (1800 fsb) with vcore under limits and stays cool, it can potentially make for an awesome gaming CPU.

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February 6, 2010 8:49:48 PM

You don't really need 4.5Ghz to have an awesome gaming CPU. Gaming fps show depreciating gains in terms of faster clock speed. A 3.0GHz cpu should do fine for gaming.

I have a E5300 OCed to 3.6GHz and I'm perfectly satisfied with that.

Yep. For that price getting a PII 550 is a better option. I'd rather unlock cores as opposed to OC to 4.5GHz.
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February 6, 2010 9:38:53 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
You don't really need 4.5Ghz to have an awesome gaming CPU. Gaming fps show depreciating gains in terms of faster clock speed. A 3.0GHz cpu should do fine for gaming.

I have a E5300 OCed to 3.6GHz and I'm perfectly satisfied with that.

Yep. For that price getting a PII 550 is a better option. I'd rather unlock cores as opposed to OC to 4.5GHz.


Agree you don't 4.5 GHz for awesome gaming. I was just more interested in seeing if that speed can bottleneck my GTX 260. I also want to go back and see if old benchmark scores, Aquamark3D, 3DMark06, Crysis show a significant improvement. So, more or less, I'm not interested in it as for gaming as mich as I am for benchmarks. My e8400 can't go past 4.0 Ghz without stability issues (heat not a problem) but then again I've never gone past 1.35 vcore.
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February 6, 2010 10:20:24 PM

WEll since you opened the option to go with AMD and switch mobo and everything, why are you looking at socket 775, you would be better off to go with 1156 and grab the pentium for 1156, or grab an i3, but the 1156 pentium is basically the same price as e6600.
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February 6, 2010 11:05:30 PM

daship said:
WEll since you opened the option to go with AMD and switch mobo and everything, why are you looking at socket 775, you would be better off to go with 1156 and grab the pentium for 1156, or grab an i3, but the 1156 pentium is basically the same price as e6600.


I'm looking at this not for a new build but to replace my e5200 after I sell it. So I already have the mobo and basically the whole set up and will just use this (if I get it) as an upgrade.

I don't own an 1156 mobo but if my video editing gets to a point that my Q9400 @ 3.5 Ghz starts to bog down I'll probably build a new rig then, and probably will not go with Intel.

I see your point about the i3 but I don't want to buy an 1156 mobo.
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February 14, 2010 9:30:01 AM

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